Yes Cookies: chocolate chip cookies to feel good about

I am always looking for easy ways to get my family to eat more healthy foods. My kids eat veggies and fruit but who doesn’t love a cookie? I wanted a Yes Cookie. Something the kids could eat for breakfast or anytime and I’d still feel good about what they ate.

This recipe is inspired by a recipe in Jessica Seinfeld’s Deceptively Delicious. She uses chemical sugars and “food-like” stuff like margarine but it gave me a starting point for amounts.

Yes Cookies

1 cup organic coconut sugar
3/4 cup organic butter
1 organic egg
2 teaspoons organic vanilla extract
2 cups organic chickpeas, soaked, drained and rinsed
2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
2 cups organic flour
1/2 cup organic old fashioned oats
1/4 cup ground flax
1 teaspoon aluminum-free baking soda

Take prepared chickpeas and purée in a food processor until you get a smooth paste.

Cream together butter and sugar. Add chickpea mash, vanilla and egg and combine.

In a separate bowl, combine dry ingredients except chocolate and flax.

Mix dry into wet ingredients slowly until well incorporated and smooth.

Add flax and chocolate chips and stir until just combined.

Drop by tablespoon full onto baking sheet (I prefer a baking stone). Use a spoon to flatten the cookie a little. These spread very little so you can put them close together.

Bake at 350 degrees for 15-20 minutes. On a stone that was not pre-heated my first batch took about 22 minutes and subsequent batches took closer to 18 on a hot stone. Different baking sheets and ovens will vary but look for the edges to get golden brown.

Delicious warm! The cookies are not cakey like I feel other healthy cookies can be. They have a smooth, chewy center.

I hope you like them!

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