Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius. Line an oven safe tray with baking paper
In a small mixing bowl, combine the flour of choice, baking powder, protein powder (if using it) and salt and mix well. Stir in the melted coconut oil, vanilla essence and whisked egg. Add the milk, 1 tablespoon at a time until a thick cookie dough batter is formed. Add the chopped pecans caramel chips and chia seeds and mix until fully incorporated.
Form into 4-5 small balls and place on baking tray. Using your hands, press firmly on each cookie and flatten out. Drizzle with caramel sauce then bake in the oven for 10-15 minutes (depending on the oven) and when golden on the outside. Allow cookies to cool completely on the baking tray.
These cookies are quite crispy and light- for a softer, chewier cookie, remove from the oven while slightly undercooked.