I know, it sounds like it would taste awful, but worse than that, it just sounds like one of those ridiculous "healthy" recipes that make you want to yell "JUST EAT THE COOKIE DOUGH ALREADY! WHY ARE YOU ADDING BEANS TO THIS?!" Like when people try to "sneak" vegetables into mac and cheese. Why are you doing that? Why can't you just have a side of vegetables and leave the mac and cheese alone? Oh right, back to the cookie dough...
Clearly with such strong opinions about these kinds of recipes, it is a miracle that I tried it at all, but since I had all of the ingredients and was jonesing for some cookie dough, I gave it a shot...and I have to say, I am so glad I did. This is currently living in a large tupperware container in my fridge, and I have been eating it with a spoon and a large glass of milk. My recipe is adapted from this cookie dough recipe, but don't worry about following the measurements exactly--there are no eggs in here, so you can just make it, taste it, adjust it.
Cookie Dough Recipe
- 1 can chick peas, rinsed and drained
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 3 Tbsp peanut butter (or any nut butter)
- 1/2 cup of dark brown sugar (not too firmly packed)
- 3 Tbsp gluten free oats
- pinch of salt
- 1/3 cup chocolate chips
- 1/3 cup chopped, roasted almonds