Most kids love cookies and this is not surprising: they’re easy to eat and will satisfy any sweet tooth. But what if we told you that it’s possible to make a much healthier version of homemade cookies that is just as delicious? We guarantee that the kids will love these egg-free chickpea cookies! The best part is that if you don’t want to bake them, the cookie dough is also great to eat by the spoonful! Yum!
• A large can of chickpeas;
• Two and a half spoons of honey, agave syrup or maple syrup;
• Half a spoonful of vanilla extract;
• Half a cup of peanut butter or any other nut butter;
• Dark chocolate chips or dark chocolate broken into pieces to taste.
Preheat the oven to 180ºC. Drain and wash the chickpeas and dry them with a paper towel or cloth. Add all the ingredients except the chocolate into a food processor and blend until smooth. Add the chocolate to the dough and mix. It is normal for the mixture to become firm and slightly sticky at this point. Now to shape the cookies. We recommend making little balls with your hands. To do this, start by slightly wetting your hands and shaping medium-sized pieces of dough into spheres. Place them on a baking tray lined with parchment paper and bake in the oven for ten minutes.
Note! These cookies will not have the normal texture of cookies – they will be softer, but just as tasty! They can be stored both in the fridge and at room temperature for up to a week.