My two year old is a chocoholic, much like her mother. She is the sort of kid who picks out the chocolate chips from a cookie and throws the cookie away after all the chocolate is gone, not like her mother! Who would throw out a perfectly good cookie!? My daughter it seems.
Well I think things have finally changed.
Cookies don’t quite come to mind when you think “healthy.”
But this lady likes her cookies and doesn’t want to feel bad about eating them. After I made this recipe I was so excited. Not only did I really enjoy them, but my kids gobbled them up. Even my chocolate picking daughter. She literally stuffed a whole cookie in her mouth while holding her hand out for another one. Meanwhile, I am getting tons of mommy points because my kids think i’m giving them a treat.
To me, yes, they still are treats. There are chocolate chips in them, but compare them to your regular chocolate chip cookie. You won’t believe how much better these are for you.
Now, one more thing before you read the recipe below. I have this tendency for putting strange ingredients into my recipes. For example I had made a peanut butter mousse recipe which called for blended….zucchini.
Unfortunately the recipe flopped and my husband couldn’t wait to tell everyone about it. What’s even funnier is how the story went. My husband tells my brother, “Rena made peanut butter mousse, but used an ingredient you wouldn’t believe was in it.” To that my brother answered “Zucchini?” My husband couldn’t believe he guessed right! The next day he said the same to his brother and guess what his brother guessed….Squash! HA! So I guess i’m not so crazy after all? Or maybe I am since that was the most random thing both of them would believe was in it.
No worries there is no zucchini in this recipe, but there is something else that I promise you won’t taste.
Drum roll please……………..Chickpeas. Yes, please do not x out of this screen. Would I steer you wrong?
The chickpeas give these cookies a cookie dough consistency. They are soft and gooey. And made with all natural ingredients. Win/Win if you ask me. Not only are these good for you, but they are naturally sweetened and gluten free.
And if you can’t seem to stomach the idea of eating cookies with chickpeas in them, make them for you kids and don’t feel bad giving out treats.
|See top left: Little hand trying to get a cookie!
|Smooth batter ready to go in the freezer
|Before going into the oven