Using @leecauble1’s recipe which you can find here, I whipped up my first batch of Soylent cookies this morning. I did the mixing last night before setting in the fridge to chill overnight. I forgot to document the mixing, but I took photos throughout the cooking process this morning.
@leecauble1’s recipe is for peanut butter chocolate chip cookies. I made 4 variations of her recipe. Half of the Soylent was mixed using peanut butter, and the other half using regular butter. Then each of those was split in half again and mixed with chocolate chips. I decided to see what it would taste like with cinnamon sprinkled on top so I ended up having 8 variations, technically.
The peanut butter dough was very easy to handle and did not stick to things the way the butter dough did. The butter dough was seriously sticky and I had to wash a fair amount off of my hands. When rolling into balls to place on the tray, I had to continually sprinkle my hands with flour to keep them from sticking to my hands. This was after letting it chill in the fridge overnight.
The recipe said to cook for 10-12 minutes and cooking longerr might give crispier cookies. I cooked some for 12 minutes and some for 15 minutes. The ones cooked for 15 minutes were good at first but when they cooled completely, they tasted slightly burnt. 10-12 minutes is definitely the sweet spot.
All of the cookies ended up tasting pretty great. The peanut butter ones taste more like energy bars, and the butter cookies are closer to regular cookies. My boyfriend said the chocolate chip butter cookies could easily pass as just regular chocolate chip cookies and I agree. They are by far the best tasting ones, followed by peanut butter chocolate chip which taste more like energy bars.
Peanut butter, no chocolate chips, no cinnamon - pretty bland
Peanut butter, no chocolate chips, w/ cinnamon - pretty bland
Peanut butter, chocolate chips, no cinnamon - tastes like an energy bar
Peanut butter, chocolate chips, w/ cinnamon - still tastes like an energy bar
Butter, no chocolate chips, no cinnamon - very bland, needs more sugar.
Butter, no chocolate chips, w/ cinnamon - a little better, kinda like snickerdoodles
Butter, chocolate chips, no cinnamon - tastes like a regular chocolate chip cookie
Butter, chocolate chips, w/ cinnamon - maybe conflicting tastes but still good
Overall, these cookies are amazing. They taste great, and even though there’s extra stuff added to them, it’s still probably healthier than my previous diet! Because they are cookies, I am drinking a ton of water while I eat them. I was having trouble drinking enough water with Soylent as a drink so this might help with water intake. Since I only need 1300-1500 calories/day, I don’t mind if some was wasted sticking to bowls and my hands. However, I’m interested to know if anything happens to the nutrition content during baking. Am I cooking out all the good stuff? Could someone live primarily on Soylent cookies and be as healthy as they would be on Soylent prepared the normal way with water?
Without further ado, here are the photos!
Please leave comments, ask questions, give suggestions. I’d like to try more baking/cooking with Soylent.
List of additional ingredients and their nutrition content. Nutrition obtained from nutritiondata.com and my own ingredients. There is definitely a substantial increase in calories, 2343 for peanut butter and 2307 for butter. That’s more than double what is in Soylent alone. The chocolate chips are about half of that at 1120 calories for one cup, so you could leave out the chocolate chips to cut a large chunk of calories out. I would love to figure out a way to bring that waaaay down so that you could “eat” Soylent with a very minimal change in nutrition. If anyone has any ideas on how this might be achievable, please let me know and I’ll give it a shot!
Egg (2 medium)
8g fat, 2g saturated fat
8% vitamin a
Vanilla extract (1 tsp)
Brown sugar (1/4 cup)
Peanut butter (3/4 cup) - NOTE: you would either use peanut butter OR butter, not both
60g fat, 12g saturated fat
6g dietary fiber
Butter (3/4 cup) - NOTE: you would either use peanut butter OR butter, not both
90g fat, 60g saturated fat
60% vitamin a
Baking soda (1/2 tsp)
Semisweet chocolate chips (1 cup)
64g fat, 40g saturated fat
16g dietary fiber