Yes, it sounds weird- chickpeas in a baked good? If you’ve ever made black bean brownies, you know how tasty and sweet and delicious and awesome flour-less baked goods can be. While I am not gluten free, this recipe is, so share away with your Paleo diet friends! These cookies don’t even have to baked, they can be enjoyed completely raw, so mix it into some vanilla ice cream as a decadent dessert or invite your girlfriends over for some rom-coms, cookie dough, and maybe a little wine too!
1 can of chickpeas, drained, rinsed and patted dry
2 tsp vanilla
1/2 c. + 2 tbsp natural peanut butter
1/4 c. honey
1 tsp baking powder
pinch of salt
1/2 cup chocolate chips
Preheat your oven to 350 F and line a large baking sheet with foil.
Using a food processor, combine all the ingredients, except the chocolate chips, and mix until smooth. Once smooth, toss in the chocolate chips and combine, either by hand or with a few pulses in the food processor.
Scooped out the cookie dough, forming small balls and place the formed cookie dough on your prepared cookie sheet. I prefer a flatter cookie, so I used a fork to press the dough balls into a flatter shape.
Bake for 12 minutes. When you remove the cookies from the oven, cool on the cookie sheet. They need the extra heat to keep baking a little.
These cookies are best eaten fresh out of the oven or after being heated up slightly.