I’ve made the Shaun T Cookies several times. It ain’t Thin Mints but it won’t hit your waistline like them either.

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp natural peanut butter (option: substitute PB2. You can use a ton of PB2 for the same calories as peanut butter) If you use PB2 add some water because it has no water or fat like peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup old-fashioned oats
  • 1/4 cup reduced-fat ricotta cheese (fat free is ok too)
  • Stevia to Taste (I use Truvia because it’s less bitter)
  • Option: Some local raw honey perhaps to taste
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder (double for lighter cookies)
  • 1/2 tsp flaxseed
  • 1 egg white (use a pasteurized if you like to eat the batter. Whole egg is an option too)
  • cinnamon
  • Dash of salt
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • Add water for thinner lighter cookies

Directions

Preheat oven to 350°F degrees. Line pan with parchment paper. Mix everything together with a fork, pressing to mash ricotta cheese. Spoon 5 cookies onto pan. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until tops of cookies start to brown.

Option: line a pan with foil and use cooking spray instead of parchment paper.

Options: put a little Truvia on top like a sugar cookie. Add some Carob powder.

Option/Example: Last night I left out the peanut butter, and used a single packet of the Maple/Brown sugar Quaker Oats flavor. I left out the flax and used a whole egg. I made just a single big cookie and broke pieces off because I’m lazy. 🙂 I used cooking spray on an old pie plate I keep washing. Call it a cake if you like.

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