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"NUTELLA" COOKIE DOUGH (OR COOKIES)

I first made this super tasty edible double chocolate hazelnut cookie dough for World Nutella Day. Not sure who comes up with all these food holidays, but this is one I would be happy to celebrate every week!

Good news is, “Nutella” Cookie Dough is so healthy you don’t need an excuse to eat it. It’s packed with healthy fats, fibre, and protein, and is vegan, gluten-free, paleo & keto-friendly, too! Enjoy it straight up, add it to your smoothie or yogurt bowl, roll it into protein balls, or bake it into cookies (below)!

Edible “Nutella” Cookie Dough

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Ingredients:

  • 1 cup hazelnut flour

  • 1 cup cashew butter

  • 2 scoops Nuzest Clean Lean vanilla or chocolate protein powder

  • 1/2 cup or more Lakanto Golden monkfruit sweetener (or substitute coconut sugar), adjusted to taste

  • 1/3 cup unsweetened cashew milk (I like to use my Almond Cow to make homemade plant-based milk)

  • 1/4 cup raw cacao powder

  • 1/4 tsp sea salt

  • 1/2 cup or more Lily’s Sweets no sugar added chocolate chips or Enjoy Life vegan chocolate chunks

Directions:

  1. Put hazelnut flour, cashew butter, protein powder, monkfruit, cashew milk, cacao powder, and salt into a medium bowl. Mix well using a whisk or hand mixer.

  2. Stir in chocolate chips/chunks.

Enjoy as is, roll into protein balls, or bake into cookies (below). “Nutella” Cookie Dough can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for a week or frozen for up to two months.

“Nutella” Cookies

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Ingredients for 12 to 15 cookies:

  • edible cookie dough (recipe above)

  • 2 pasture-raised eggs or 2 Neat Foods vegan eggs (2 Tbsp of egg replacer plus 1/4 cup water) or 2 flax eggs (2 Tbsp ground flax and 5 Tbsp warm water)

  • 1 tsp baking soda

  • flaked sea salt to top (optional)

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350F and line baking sheet with parchment.

  2. If making vegan cookies, mix egg replacer or ground flax with water and allow to sit for 10 minutes until a gloopy egg-like consistency achieved.

  3. Add baking soda and eggs or vegan eggs to cookie dough mixture and stir until well incorporated.

  4. Using a spoon, scoop out balls of sticky dough and place on prepared baking sheet. Flatten slightly with a fork. Sprinkle with flaked sea salt (optional but highly recommended!) and bake for 10 to 12 minutes.

  5. Cool on pan for 10 minutes then remove to a wire rack to finish cooling.

“Nutella” cookies can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for a week or frozen for up to 2 months.

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