Friday, February 28, 2014

Black Bean Cookies

I have done it!!!  Not only have I perfected Black Bean Brownies (which are still requested by co-workers and family members alike), but now I have added the cookies to my repertoire!  It took several trial and errors since I was making this recipe from scratch.  I went to work with a full tub of cookies and left with none!  Plus it has the approval of my family!  (You guys are awesome for encouraging my madness!)

Seriously, I cannot convey my excitement enough through this blog, but it was FANTASTIC!  Not only that, but I also completed two challenges this month with one recipe--WOW!

And now without further ado, I present to you, my awesome readers, Black Bean Cookies!

Black Bean Cookies
 {Black Bean Cookies}

{Placing ingredients in the blender then adding chocolate chips}

{Drop by spoonfuls (or use a cookie scoop) and cover in sprinkles if desired; baked cookies}

Black Bean Cookies with sprinkles
 {I put Valentine's Day sprinkles on them because I love sprinkles--they make me happy!}

Black Bean Cookies

Makes 24 cookies

2-15 oz cans black beans, drained and rinsed
1/4 cup milk
1/4 cup nut butter of your choice (I used peanut butter)
1/4 cup olive oil
1.2 oz (or 1 package) vanilla protein powder
1/2 cup cocoa powder
1 cup sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
Sprinkles (if desired)
  1. Place ingredients in a blender in the order above, leaving out chocolate chips and sprinkles.
  2. Blend until smooth, about 2 minutes, scraping the sides after 1 minute.
  3. Scrape dough into another bowl and add chocolate chips.
  4. MOST IMPORTANT---Let the dough sit out for about 10 minutes before baking.  This gives the protein powder time to work.
  5. After 10 minutes, heat oven to 375.
  6. Line cookie sheets with foil.
  7. Place 1 tablespoon cookie dough on the tray; they spread a bit so only do about 6 cookies per sheet.
  8. Top with sprinkles if desired.
  9. Bake for 14-16 minutes.
  10. Cool for 2 minutes on the tray and then pull off the foil to cool completely.
  11. Handle with care when placing in a container.
I'll know what you'll be doing this weekend--making cookies!  I hope you love them as much as everyone in my life does!

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  1. These look delicious and made with beans unbelievable. wow.

    1. I know! I have a few people who said "that doesn't sound good at all", but with everyone else running for them, they gave the black bean cookies a try and loved them! I confess I made three batches when I finally got it right--no shame! Thanks for commenting!