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.
Read more about if dark chocolate is vegan here.
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 a while 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. Here are some of my favorite vegan chocolate chip brands to use in these cookies.