Cookies & Cookies & More Cookies! Did you know that we are now entering Cookie Season? Cookies are perfect to eat and enjoy any time of the year, but as we enter Holiday Season it seems that it is “Cookies, Cookies, Everywhere”!
I have a REALLY hard time turning down delicious sweet (read: fatty) treats! In an effort to create more healthy goodies to surround myself with this year. These chocolaty bites of deliciousness are absolutely delicious and basically healthy enough to be considered a breakfast cookie! Loaded with protein from *gasp* black beans and peanut butter, they are fudgey and chocolatey and a perfect delicious alternative to fatty fudgey cookies this cookie season!
- 1 (15-ounce) can black beans, rinsed and drained
- 2 Tablespoons cocoa powder
- 1 Tablespoon vanilla
- ⅔ cup peanut butter
- ⅓ cup honey
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 cup dark chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 350°.
- In the bowl of your food processor dump in your black beans and process for about a minutes, until smooth. Add in the cocoa powder, vanilla, peanut butter, honey and baking powder and continue to process until quite smooth and mixed well. Mix in your chocolate chips (easier to do in a separate bowl).
- Roll dough into small (2-inch) balls. It is easier to roll your cookies with moistened hands. Place cookies on a Slipmat OR Parchment lined baking sheet. Press slightly to flatten, make sure your cookies are smooth and round or they will look cruddy when baked. Bake at 350° for about 12 minutes. Allow to cool on the baking sheet for a minute or two then move to a cooling rack to cool completely (although delicious when warm and fudge-brownie-like).
Inspired by Kumquat Blog’s Peanut Butter Brownie Cookies
p.s. When I asked for Rich his feedback on these cookies and he said “You mean the gluten-free gross bean cookies that I didn’t like so much that I ate half the batch in one sitting?”. Yup… so these healthy cookies are husband approved!
Three Years Ago – One Can at a Time… Student Leadership is still alive & well at DeFranco Elementary, 3 years ago our students went above & beyond to help those in our community, as they continue to do every year!
And I leave you with this, Today’s Question of the Day… What is a food you have swapped in your life?