12.09.2011

Chickpea-Based Cookie Dough Dip

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People often ask me about cookies. I generally steer clear. To be honest, I’ve often found them kind of boring to make. It’s hard to get creative with your regular old cookie. They don’t taste that great to me most of the time. And, to top it off, they’re generally a calorie feast.

Until today. Ha! One small step for womankind…

I found a cookie dough dip recipe on Chocolate Covered Katie’s site and modified it by using less sugar, no milk or oats, and bittersweet chocolate. It’s pretty much to die for. My coworkers swooned and huddled around my desk.

Here’s what you ought to do with it (because you asked): Stir it into ice cream. Bake it into cookies (will it work? I’m about to try it!). Any takers?



Ingredients:
  • 1 1/2 cups Chick Peas (1 can)
  • 1/2 cup Light Brown Sugar
  • 2 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1/8 tsp Salt
  • 1/8 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1/2 cup Bittersweet Chocolate Chips
  • 1/2 cup Almond Butter (or Cashew butter or Peanut butter, etc).
Cooking Directions:
  1. Open Chick Peas and pour out the liquid, then re-fill with water (this isn't entirely necessary - I just think that replacing the Chick Pea "juice" with water helps eliminate some of the chickpea flavor).
  2. Blend all ingredients except for chocolate chips in a blender or food processor (I used a hand-held blender in a bowl).
  3. Once ingredients are smooth, add chocolate chips and stir.
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8 comments:

  1. i made this dip (the original version at least)...it was awesome. good choice!

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  2. chickpeas?! I'm totally intrigued. I'm a huge fan of chickpeas in savory applications but never considered them as a base for cookie dough!

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  3. I've been experimenting with sweet chick pea applications. This is the best cookie dough recipe I've tried. Yummy. Thanks for sharing.

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  4. This is so smart!! I can't wait to try it!

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  5. Hey - just tried ur chick pea choc chip cookies w peanut butter - very yummy ! Thanks. However while reading the cookie dough dip recipe - if it's not beibg cooked I'd leave out the baking powder,,,?? Thanks

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    1. Hi Ruth! It's just for the texture. It helps the dough retain a bit of grainy texture. You can feel free to omit it though!

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  6. Because why is baking powder needed if it's not being cooked when the baking powder is needed to make it rise in the oven? Just thoughts--- I didn't leave it as dough very long to find out..... No matter - it's a great recipe. Thanks!! :)

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    1. Hi Ruth! It's just for the texture. It helps the dough retain a bit of grainy texture. You can feel free to omit it though!

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