I seem to be in a habit of pre-soaking some kind of beans just about every night...just in case, I want delicious cookies early next morning.
Recipe adapted from Brunch time Baker
time: 15 min preparation + 12 min baking + 10 min cooling
makes 20 pieces
- 1 cup (about 140 g) cooked chickpeas*
- 5 oz (150 g) dark chocolate (I used 50% cocoa), quantity divided
- 4 oz (130 g) peanut butter
- 3 Tablespoons (45 ml) liquid honey
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon (4 g) baking powder
- Preheat oven to 180C/350F (fan forced function). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Melt 1/2 of chocolate over hot water, chop the rest.
- In a food processor with a steel blade, blend chickpeas, peanut butter, honey, vanilla and the melted chocolate till a smooth/almost smooth mass forms (about 1 minute).
- Transfer your cookie dough into a bowl. Using a wooden spoon, stir in baking powder and chocolate pieces just till well combined (15 seconds).
- Using two teaspoons, form walnut size rough balls. Arrange them on the paper spaced 2 inch/5cm apart. Place the sheet with cookies in the hot oven for 12 minutes till you see little darkening around the edges (or one edge).
- Remove from heat, let them cool and firm up for 10 minutes on the sheet, then transfer onto a cooling rack for further cooling.
- nicely balanced...not too sweet, mostly chocolaty with a hint of peanut butter;
- soft but firm...
- moist? yes;
- out of the oven...they look quite undone in the middle, but they do solidify while cooling;
- whatever chocolate and peanut butter you use, taste your raw cookie dough (before adding baking powder) if it is sweet enough or good enough;
- *1 cup cooked chickpeas = 1/2 cup dry, uncooked;
- to prepare chickpeas: I soak them overnight and then cook in a pressure cooker for 15 minutes (no salt), 30 minutes w/o pressure. I don't cook just 1/2 cup...I make more, use some for the cookies and the rest for lunch or something...
- this is a great recipe from Layla, Brunch Time Baker; I've used it twice already;
- last time, the cookies were with white chocolate and sugar;
- it seems very adaptable to what you have and want to use.