I kept seeing this recipe all over Pinterest. That ooey-gooey, melty chocolate photo finally got the best of me and I decided to see if these grain-free little devils tasted as good as they looked.
Unfortunately, I noticed that there have been a few other bloggers who have made this recipe, then stolen the original photo, which they posted to Pinterest with a link to their own blog. Dude, that’s not cool. Don’t do that. That’s stealing. Post your own photos.
I finally tracked down the original recipe source (or at least it appears to be the original source). In any case, I’m so glad I found the Texanerin Baking blog because the blog author, Erin, has some mad baking skills. There are loads of healthy baked goods (and mouth-watering photos) on her newly re-designed site, including several gluten-free and vegan options.
Who knew that a cookie made from chickpeas (yes, you read that right) could be so good?! On yesterday’s post (which involved tacos with roasted chickpeas), a commenter wrote “Is there nothing the chickpea can’t do for us?” She’s so right. From tacos to cookies, the chickpea proves to be one of the most versatile ingredients. I don’t know what gave Erin this idea, but it’s pretty genius.
The dough is a little weird and sticky, but if you wet your palms slightly it will be easier to form the cookie balls. And don’t bother taste-testing the dough–the finished product is much better, I promise. When baked, my cookies seem to have kind of a dull, almost grayish color from the outside, but the insides tell a different story. These little bites are very soft and gooey, almost like half-baked cookie dough. The trouble is not eating too many at once. They are a bit addictive. Erin said to definitely serve them warm, which I agree – almost any cookie is best fresh out of the oven, slightly cooled. But I didn’t mind them completely cooled either.
Be sure to read all of Erin’s notes in the recipe–it will save you the hassle if you follow her tips!
So, am I just late to the chickpea cookie party? Has this concept been around for awhile and I’m just now discovering it? For those of you who think this is old news, please share a link to your favorite chickpea cookie recipe! I’d love to try more of them.