Holiday Protein Packed Cookies

It’s the holidays! Okay, a day late, but please enjoy these protein packed holiday cookies!

2/3 cup Raisins
2/3 cup Chopped Dried Apricots
2/3 cup Chopped Pitted Dates
1 tsp Grated Fresh Lemon Peel
1 tsp Grated Fresh Orange Peel
1 cup Almonds, whole or chopped
¼ tsp Ground Cardamom
¼ tsp Ground Cinammon
2 tbsp vanilla or orange protein powder
1/16 tsp Ground Cloves

Combine all ingredients in a food processor. With a steel blade, process until mixture is uniformly ground and holds together.  If you need more moisture, add lemon or orange juice.

Form mixture into 1-inch balls, wetting your hands slightly to prevent sticking.

Place cookies on a plate in a single layer, wrap tightly, and chill several hours to blend flavors. Store in the refrigerator. (They can be stacked in a container when they are cold and will keep well for several weeks if covered tightly).

Makes 20 Cookies