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By: Christina Anania

Christina Anania is a food and lifestyle blogger. Enjoy some of her other culinary creations by following her (@eatsbytee) on Instagram.

Mornings roll around quick and pressing snooze may be a part of your morning ritual. But with 2019 here and resolutions being set, these chocolate-covered Matcha Cookies are a perfect way to fuel up your day. Cookies are the most delicious snack to devour when days get busy and you’re in need of a flavor boost. The best part about these Matcha Cookies is they are full of whole-food ingredients. With the combination of healthy fats from the coconut oil and the use of Vital Proteins Matcha Collagen, you’ll feel satisfied and happy with every bite.

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Matcha is a great alternative to coffee, as it provides an “alert calm” in drinkers due to the amino acid L-theanine.  it offers a calming effect instead of an eventual crash which is the case with most caffeinated beverages. What makes this matcha powder different from any other is that it is combined with Vital Proteins Collagen Peptides. Adding one to two scoops of collagen per day can help to promote stronger hair, skin, nails, and joints.

Gone are the days of pressing snooze as we welcome each morning with a new way to get out of bed. Next time you reach for your coffee, reach for these warm and chewy Matcha Cookies instead.

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Matcha Cookies

Yields 20 Matcha Cookies

Ingredients:

  • 3 C almond flour
  • 1 t baking soda
  • ¼ T baking powder
  • 1 T cinnamon
  • 3 scoops Vital Proteins Matcha Collagen
  • 1 t vanilla extract
  • ½ C almond milk
  • ¼ C maple syrup
  • ¼ C coconut oil, melted
  • 1 egg
  • 1 C dark chocolate, melted

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350° F. In a large mixing bowl add all dry ingredients (except dark chocolate) and mix together. In a separate bowl, add in the wet ingredients and whisk until well combined.
  2. Combine both wet and dry ingredients and mix together with a wooden spoon.
  3. Once mix is ready, prepare a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Roll mix into balls (1 tablespoon worth) and press down to make them flat.
  4. Bake for 10-12 minutes and let cool on a cooling wrack. While the cookies are cooling, place the dark chocolate and 1 tsp. of coconut oil in a sauce pan on low heat until melted.
  5. Dip half of the cookie into dark chocolate mix and place back on the baking sheet. Let cookies cool in the fridge to harden the chocolate for about 20 minutes.
  6. Take out of the fridge, and enjoy!