The Protein Essentials test kitchen tried out Peptan’s recipe for Beauty Cookies. We made a few modifications, and the results were stunning!

1 1/2 c flour
1 c Protein Essentials Hydrolyzed Collagen
1/2 c sugar
1 c butter, softened
2 large eggs
1/2 c sliced almonds
1 t vanilla extract
1 t baking soda
1/2 t salt

Preheat oven to 325. In a medium bowl whisk together flour, collagen, baking soda and salt.
In large bowl using hand mixer beat eggs and sugar until fluffy and light. Add eggs and vanilla. Beat until smooth. Add the flour mixture gradually and beat until the ingredients come together as a dough. Stir in the almond pieces.
Scoop about 1/2 a tablespoon of dough per cookie, place on cookie sheet, allowing space for the cookies to expand slightly. Wet the back of a spoon in a cup of cold water, this will prevent the spoon from sticking to the dough.  Use the back of the spoon to smush down the dough into cookie rounds. The cookies should be about 1/4 inch thick. At this point you can add additional decoration if desired. We used chocolate chips, red and green confetti and vanilla sugar; just sprinkle a few decorations on top of each cookie.
Bake the cookies for 12 minutes or until golden brown. Move to wire rack and allow to cool.