*This post was created in collaboration with Great Lakes Wellness. All words, images, and opinions are my own.
Aside from ice cream, cookies are my other dessert weakness :). Since I love to end each day with a little something sweet I’m always looking for ways to make my favorite treats a bit healthier (with less sugar, and added nutrition). So when my friends at Great Lake Wellness sent me their brand new Classic Caramel Collagen Peptides I knew exactly what I wanted to make!
The Caramel Collagen has the smooth, buttery flavor of a salted caramel candy, so I thought it would pair perfectly with velvety peanut butter and a rich and chocolatey cookie (you can’t beat a classic chocolate and peanut butter combination, in my opinion). Just like the collagen, the cookies and filling are all gluten and refined sugar- free (you can even make them keto by swapping the maple syrup with a monk fruit version). They are also crazy easy to make – no mixer required. The cookies soften as they set to the perfect chewy cookie consistency. But be warned, you may end up eating all of the filling before you even assemble the cookies as it’s quite addicting!
As a year-round trail runner, I also love that the Daily Joint Collagen Peptides has clinically researched Fortigel®, MSM, Hyaluronic Acid, and Vitamin C added for joint support. Any little bit of help I can get for my knees is definitely a win (especially as I prep to run my favorite hilly park this winter). You can check out the entire Great Lakes Wellness Benefit-Led Collagen Line here, and scroll down to see how I turned their adorable new logo into decorations for these delicious cookie sandwiches below.