Deceptively Delicious Chocolate Chip Cookies

Have any of you used Jessica Seinfeld’s Deceptively Delicious cookbook? I bought it a few years ago because I really liked the idea of finding ways to add fruits and vegetables to recipes. One of my favorite recipes in the book are her chocolate chip cookies. But this is no ordinary chocolate chip cookie. It’s healthy. In fact, it contains a secret ingredient: chickpeas!

I know what you’re thinking. This sounds disgusting, right? Who would put chickpeas with chocolate? I thought that too. That is, until I tried it. And I must say, they are probably the best chocolate chip cookies I make. I’m completely serious. They are delicious, healthy, soft with great texture. Even Sophie eats them (although she doesn’t know there are chickpeas in them).

So today I thought I’d share the recipe I use for Jessica’s cookies. If you’re feeling adventurous one afternoon, give these cookies I try. I guarantee you’ll be deliciously surprised!

Deceptively Delicious Chocolate Chip Cookies

1 cup brown sugar

3/4 cup slightly softened margarine (I use butter)

2 egg whites

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

1 (15 oz.) can of chickpeas, drained

2 cups chocolate chips

2 cups flour

1/2 cup old fashioned oats

1 teaspoon baking soda

1/4 teaspoon salt

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

Beat sugar and margarine/butter until smooth. Beat in egg whites and vanilla. Then add chickpeas and chocolate chips. Add flour, oats, baking soda and salt.

Drop by tablespoonful onto baking sheet. Bake 11 to 13 min, until golden brown.

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