Gluten-Free Salted Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookies

I have partnered with Dannon to help promote Oikos. I have been compensated for my time commitment to review Oikos. However, my opinions are entirely my own and I have not been paid to publish positive comments. Thank you to Dannon for partnering with me on this blog post. These cookies are so, so, sooo delicious, and I hope that you love them as much as I do! As always, thank you for supporting CNC! 

You guys know that I have quite the sweet tooth, but I’m all about balance too. I mean, hello, this blog is called Carrots ‘N’ Cake for a reason! 🙂 I’ve tried to perfect the “better-for-you” cookie for years now, but, as you can imagine, there’s a fine line. A cookie should taste like a cookie, but if the ingredient combination is too healthy, it may not taste so great. Well, after lots of recipe testing, I found just the right combination! And, holy cow, it’s delicious! Salted caramel combines with sea salt to create a truly wonderful flavor combination. Add in a few chocolate chips, and you’ve got a delicious cookie that satisfies your sweet tooth!

My recipe for Salted Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookies features the salted caramel flavor of Oikos Triple Zero Greek Nonfat Yogurt. The Oikos Triple Zero Greek Yogurt is high in protein (15 grams per 5.3 ounces), has 0 fat, 0 added sugar, and 0 artificial sweeteners. I absolutely love it for a post-workout snack (it’s amazing mixing into a smoothie) or late-night treat.

Oikos Triple Zero is super convenient as a portable snack before or after my workouts – I just toss a container along with a spoon into my gym bag. Unless I’m out and about for a long time, I don’t worry about its temperature because I eat it right before or right after my workout.

Besides being totally awesome on its own, the salted caramel Oikos Triple Zero Greek Nonfat Yogurt  is the perfect ingredient in these cookies because it makes them incredibly soft and full of flavor. And, bonus, dairy protein is comprised of 80% casein (20% whey), which breaks down slowly and can help with muscle recovery when consumed before bed. Now there’s a great reason to consume cookies before bed!

Salted Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookies

Makes 12 cookies

Ingredients:

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Combine ingredients in a mixing bowl until smooth.
  3. Use a tablespoon to portion batter onto a prepared baking sheet. Sprinkle with sea salt.
  4. Bake for 10 minutes.
  5. Remove cookies from oven and allow to cool slightly before serving.
  6. Try not to eat them all in one sitting! 🙂

Macros: P 3 C 8 F 5

11 Comments

  1. Oooo! Yummy! I’ve been on an oat/banana/cocoa nib “cookie” kick for pre and post-workout fuel lately and will definitely have to give these a go!

    Question: do you typically drink casein before bed? I’ve read a lot about its benefits, but I’m wondering how else I could reap those benefits but not drinking it. It causes tummy upset for me!

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