Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Not the average Chocolate Chip Cookie

So, I know that you guys have seen the book by Jessica Seinfeld, Deceptively Delicious. This is from that book. You know the one, hiding the veggies so that your kids will get the nutrients from them. While talking to a foodie friend on Twitter, she said that the 2 recipes that she had made turned out great. That gave the push to make these chocolate chip cookies. The secret ingredient? Chick Peas! Yep, that's right, Chick peas. And, the best part is...you can't tell it.

Now don't get me wrong, these are not the super sweet, ooey, gooey cookie. But, they are very, very good. A little crispy on the outside, and moist and fluffy in the middle. Oh, and full of chocolate chips. The recipe did call for putting whole chick peas in the mix, I decided to puree them so that I didn't have whole ones in the dough. I can't wait to try out other recipes from this book.

Chocolate Chip Cookies
From: Deceptively Delicious

Nonstick cooking spray
1 cup firmly packed light or dark brown sugar
3/4 cup trans-fat-free soft tub margarine spread
2 large egg whites
2 tsp vanilla
1 (15 oz) can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
2 cups (12 oz) semi sweet chocolate chips
3/4 cup chopped walnuts (optional)
3/4 cup raisins (optional)
2 cups all purpose flour
1/2 cup old fashioned oats
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Coat a baking sheet with cooking spray.

In a large mixing bowl or the bowl of an electric mixer, beat the sugar and margarine with a wooden spoon or on medium speed until smooth. Beat in the egg whites and vanilla, then the chick peas and chocolate chips. Add the flour, oats, baking soda, and salt, and mix on low speed until a thick dough forms.

Drop the dough by the tablespoonful onto the baking sheet, spacing the cookies about 2 inches apart. Press gently with a fork to flatten. Bake until the cookies are golden brown and just set, 11 to 13 minutes; do not over bake. Transfer to a wire rack to cool.

Store in an air tight container for up to 3 days. If they last that long.

9 comments:

Megan said...

chick peas? not my favorite ingredient. :( But I love chocolate chip cookies! :)

Megan said...

Look at you, posting this healthy chocolate chip recipe, and here I am, posting a not-so-healthy one.

Sounds interesting, but since Sabrina is allergic to chick peas, I'll have to take your word for it!

Donna-FFW said...

Wow, chickpeas in the cookies. I will have to try that.. Being that these are "healthy".. can one eat loads?

Coleen's Recipes said...

I haven't made chocolate chip cookies in a long time, I think I might just try these (but I'll have to keep the chick peas a secret LOL.

Lynnylu said...

My daughter has that cookbook and has sneaked many good things into her 3 year old's foods and he hasn't a clue that they are healthy.

stephchows said...

I've been wanting to make this recipe for a long time now!! Good to hear that it came out well!

Debbie said...

Chickpeas in cookies - that is certainly a surprise!

Katherine Aucoin said...

I've been hearing that chick peas can be used as a substitute and thickener in a lot of dishes.

This is amazing April, I can't wait to sneak this in on the homegirlz!

The Blonde Duck said...

Those cookies look great. I'm not sure what I think of the book idea though--it seems a bit wrong to hide veggies in food!

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Not the average Chocolate Chip Cookie

So, I know that you guys have seen the book by Jessica Seinfeld, Deceptively Delicious. This is from that book. You know the one, hiding the veggies so that your kids will get the nutrients from them. While talking to a foodie friend on Twitter, she said that the 2 recipes that she had made turned out great. That gave the push to make these chocolate chip cookies. The secret ingredient? Chick Peas! Yep, that's right, Chick peas. And, the best part is...you can't tell it.

Now don't get me wrong, these are not the super sweet, ooey, gooey cookie. But, they are very, very good. A little crispy on the outside, and moist and fluffy in the middle. Oh, and full of chocolate chips. The recipe did call for putting whole chick peas in the mix, I decided to puree them so that I didn't have whole ones in the dough. I can't wait to try out other recipes from this book.

Chocolate Chip Cookies
From: Deceptively Delicious

Nonstick cooking spray
1 cup firmly packed light or dark brown sugar
3/4 cup trans-fat-free soft tub margarine spread
2 large egg whites
2 tsp vanilla
1 (15 oz) can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
2 cups (12 oz) semi sweet chocolate chips
3/4 cup chopped walnuts (optional)
3/4 cup raisins (optional)
2 cups all purpose flour
1/2 cup old fashioned oats
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Coat a baking sheet with cooking spray.

In a large mixing bowl or the bowl of an electric mixer, beat the sugar and margarine with a wooden spoon or on medium speed until smooth. Beat in the egg whites and vanilla, then the chick peas and chocolate chips. Add the flour, oats, baking soda, and salt, and mix on low speed until a thick dough forms.

Drop the dough by the tablespoonful onto the baking sheet, spacing the cookies about 2 inches apart. Press gently with a fork to flatten. Bake until the cookies are golden brown and just set, 11 to 13 minutes; do not over bake. Transfer to a wire rack to cool.

Store in an air tight container for up to 3 days. If they last that long.

9 comments:

Megan said...

chick peas? not my favorite ingredient. :( But I love chocolate chip cookies! :)

Megan said...

Look at you, posting this healthy chocolate chip recipe, and here I am, posting a not-so-healthy one.

Sounds interesting, but since Sabrina is allergic to chick peas, I'll have to take your word for it!

Donna-FFW said...

Wow, chickpeas in the cookies. I will have to try that.. Being that these are "healthy".. can one eat loads?

Coleen's Recipes said...

I haven't made chocolate chip cookies in a long time, I think I might just try these (but I'll have to keep the chick peas a secret LOL.

Lynnylu said...

My daughter has that cookbook and has sneaked many good things into her 3 year old's foods and he hasn't a clue that they are healthy.

stephchows said...

I've been wanting to make this recipe for a long time now!! Good to hear that it came out well!

Debbie said...

Chickpeas in cookies - that is certainly a surprise!

Katherine Aucoin said...

I've been hearing that chick peas can be used as a substitute and thickener in a lot of dishes.

This is amazing April, I can't wait to sneak this in on the homegirlz!

The Blonde Duck said...

Those cookies look great. I'm not sure what I think of the book idea though--it seems a bit wrong to hide veggies in food!