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Chocolate Chip Cookies with Chickpeas

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Hi guys it’s me chuls (waving). This week I will be in charge - hooray! My mom and dad both have finals this week so, they will be freaking out( I mean busy)  all week.  I’m stepping in to help, so I will be posting what I cook.  I will also be commenting on your blogs this week so I am super excited!!     My mom will post once this week,  on Wednesday where she will share with you what we had for our Cinco De Mayo celebration. On Wednesday my dad has a final so, we had our party on Sunday.    Saturday I made this cookies that  my aunt (Tita Nina) made  for my cousins. We both have the same cookbook so I thought they sounded neat. They are chocolate chip cookies made  with chickpeas. I  mashed the chickpeas before I added them to the batter. My aunt gave me this tip; she did not want her kids to freak out if they bit into the cookie and found a whole chickpea. I decided I should follow her advice my little sister can be weird too. The only thing I did different was to use butter and I added dried cherries. Like my mom says “Enjoy!” peace-Chuls

My Aunt sent me these pics from Kansas.   

 Her kids loved these cookies, so did we.   The kiddos who enjoyed these a 10yr old, 5yr old,  2yr old and 1yr old- yup we have a winner.


Chocolate Chip Cookies (with chickpeas)

by Jessica Seinfeld

Deceptively Delicious

makes 2 dozen

nonstick cooking spray

1 cup firmly packed light or dark brown sugar

3/4 cup trans-fat-free soft tub margarine spread (I used unsalted butter)

2 large egg whites

2 tsp pure vanilla extract

1 – 15 oz can chickpeas, drained and rinsed

2 cups (12oz) semisweet chocolate chips

2 cups all purpose flour

1/2 cup old fashioned oats

1 tsp baking soda

1/4 tsp salt

1-  Preheat the oven to 350 coat a baking sheet with cooking spray.

2. 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 chickpeas and chocolate chips. Add the flour, oats,baking soda, and salt, and mix on low speed until thick dough forms.

3  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 rack to cool.

4. Store in an airtight container for up to 3 days.

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35 Responses to Chocolate Chip Cookies with Chickpeas

  1. [...] mother loves garbanzo beans (chickpeas). You can always find them in her pantry and she frequently eats them for lunch in a salad or adds [...]

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  3. Wow, you added chickpeas in the choc cookie! Protein cookie! :D

  4. Ok so I tried these cookies and used a little less butter and replaced it with applesauce. They did not turn out well. Note to self…don’t try to use egg whites AND a fat replacer. I was disappointed and mad I didn’t just stick to the original recipe!

  5. Loved these! Made them for Mother’s Day and no one was able to guess the secret ingredient. Too cool :)

  6. Chickpeas — really?

    I just baked some cookies today, but these are going on my “to try” list.

  7. oops, my last comment was for THESE cookies!

  8. Chickpeas = good
    Cookies = good
    Chickpea Cookies made by Chuls = brilliant.

  9. Chickpeas in cookies?! If this was coming from someone other than you I’d think they were crazy… since you’re posting them Chuls, they must be good cookies :)

    Wish your parents luck on their exams.

  10. Chuls – you rock! the cookies look great and nice work taking over while the parents are busy/freaking out. :)

  11. Hi Chuls. I can imagine how chickpeas might create a very nice texture in a cookie. Hmmm…you have inspired me! I’m going to have to give this a try. Thanks for sharing!

  12. This looks fantastic. You can come cook for me anytime. I hope you are having a wonderful day. Blessings…Mary

  13. Hey Chuls, cool recipe and post. I love chickpeas and cookies so how could I not be pleased?

  14. Wonderful – They look delicious! I have not tried chickpeas yet in cookies – the possibilities are endless! :-)

  15. Hi Chuls! These cookies are great and so unique with chickpeas! Thank you so much for your sweet message on my blog :) Wish your mom and dad good luck with their finals and I’m looking forward to seeing more of your cooking this week!

  16. Hi Chuls! You are quite the helper and your recipes are pretty creative. Chickpeas and chocolate….I’ll have to try that.

  17. Wow…this is new to me…I have chickpeas at home…great idea to make cookies with them. Very creative !

  18. Interesting recipe, I could imagine it is delicious. I have some chickpeas in my pantry, why not try this recipe.

    Great Job!!

  19. I am so curious to taste these! I have never had chickpeas in cookies!

  20. Oh wow, this is FANTASTIC! Chickpeas in cookie batter…how wickedly cool is that?!

  21. Good addition of chickpeas – can they be considered as protein cookies now? ;p

    Tigerfish waving back! Yo!

  22. Hi Chuls! You got me on three counts – chickpeas, chocolate and ALLITERATION! You and your recipe rock chica! ;)

  23. Awwww!! That’s nice to give them a hand, good for you. And chickpeas cookies it’s new to me, sounds healthy and looks yummy. Who knew? :-)

  24. oh yum! cute to form letters with them. I love the combi of choc chips and chickpeas ^^

  25. Oooh, cool! I’ve seen the black bean brownie things but chickpeas in cookies is a new one for me.

    Can’t wait to see more of your posts! :)

  26. I was pretty surprised to see a chickpea title paired with a delicious photo of a cookie beneath it!! Too clever – I’d love to give these a try!
    Can’t wait to see what else you cook up – and wish your mom and dad good luck!!

  27. Very creative…chickpeas in cookies…healthy!

  28. Hi Lady Chuls,
    great to see that you’re filling in for your mum :) The cookies look amazing!!! I haven’t made chocolate chip cookies in ages and if I can trick the husband and let him know after-the-fact (that there’s chickpeas), I think he’ll poop his pants.

    Can’t wait to read more of your stuff. Please send your mum my love.. xoxo

  29. I never had chickpeas until last week! In cookies, I bet they’d rock!

  30. i love alliteration, i love chocolate chip cookies, and i love chickpeas, although i’ve never heard of them being added to cookie batter before–great going! :)

  31. Wild! I’m totally trying these!

  32. That is something new chickpeas for cookies. love both cookies and chickpeas but never thought of combining those two. Super excited about this recipe.

  33. wow, i can’t imagine the flavor of a chickpea cookie, will definitely have to try them soon.

  34. Chickpeas…Very interesting ingredient for cookies!

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