Updated: Aug 7, 2019
Ever since creating my chickpea cookie dough recipe, I’ve been wanting to try to use it to make actual cookies! With a few additions and a couple of replacements, I finally did it! This recipe also makes a KILLER cookie dough so feel free to skip the baking and dig in!
Funny story: When I first made these, I used sunflower butter, like my original chickpea cookie dough recipe suggests. The cookies were delicious, but I noticed there was a hint of green inside them.
The next morning, I woke up to find my cookies had turned super dark (I’m talking FOREST) green and no longer looked appetizing. After some quick research, I learned that the chlorophyll in sunflower seeds reacts with baking soda, turning my cookies green as they cooled! #beginnerbakingtips
Luckily, the reaction is a safe one so no cookies were wasted! For my next batch, I used peanut butter, which kept the cookies' color intact and made them very peanut-buttery (yum!). I'm a huge peanut butter fan so I LOVED them, but if you prefer a more neutral flavor, try almond butter!
Here's the last thing I'll say before jumping into the recipe: These cookies are made from chickpeas and are therefore not going to have the same texture or flavor as "regular" chocolate chip cookies. They are a bit softer (almost melt-in-your-mouth), and a bit more textured, but they are absolutely delicious in their own right! If you want to enjoy healthier and nutritious treats, this is the recipe for you.
Ingredients (15 cookies):
2 cans chickpeas (29 - 30 oz)
1/2 cup nut or seed butter*
1/2 cup maple syrup
1/4 cup water
1/4 cup coconut flour
1 tsp baking soda
2 tsp apple cider vinegar
4 capsules Maju Superfoods Maca
Pinch of salt
1. Preheat the oven to 350 F. Rinse chickpeas well and add to a high speed blender.
2. Add all ingredients except for the coconut flour & chocolate chips into the blender. Blend until smooth.
3. Add blended mixture into a bowl and mix in the coconut flour until well incorporated.
4. Fold in chocolate chips.**
5. Make 15 cookie dough balls and place them on a cookie sheet. Flatten them out with a spoon and bake for 20-30 minutes.
6. Let cool & enjoy with a tall glass of non-dairy milk!
*Choose nut butters with minimal ingredients. If they have have too many fillers they may not work the same in this recipe and they certainly won’t be as healthy. I like to use one ingredient butter, but some a salt is okay! I recommend nut butter like peanut butter or almond butter (not Sunflower butter for this one unless you want dark green cookies!).
**At this step in the recipe, you can go right ahead with step 5 or, if you have some time, chill your cookie dough in the fridge for one day before continuing. They're delicious both ways but I like them better when chilled.
Chickpeas are a great source of fiber, protein, iron, zinc, manganese, folate, and B-vitamins. Not only are they super satiating, but they also improve digestion and help maintain healthy blood sugar levels.
Maca root can provide a natural energy boost and is a good source of vitamin D and copper. It can improve mood, memory, and sexual health by balancing hormone levels.
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