Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Cookies

Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Cookies

Okay, I know what you’re going to say.  ‘Garbanzo beans?  In cookies?!?!  This girl has lost it.’  Don’t judge these chocolate chip cookies by their ingredients!  They are soft, sweet, chewy and gooey despite having no sugar, no eggs, dairy-free and gluten-free.  I’m seriously addicted to them!  The last 2 dozen went straight from the oven and into my belly.  Poor guys.  They never stood a chance!     Since I make these almost on a weekly basis, there are a few tricks I’ve learned.  First, you must have a quality blender like my beloved Vitamix!   People have had success with a Ninja or Blendtec… but I’m partial to my Vitamix.  The garbanzo beans will chunky if you do not use a great blender.  I have lots of recipes where I’ll keep you busy with that awesome blender of yours.       Be sure to place ingredients into your blender according to this order: honey, vanilla, baking powder, and then garbanzo beans.  The honey and vanilla should cover the blades which will make it easier to blend.  After blending, the cookie batter should be really thick and sticky.  I then add the peanut butter which makes the dough even thicker.  Since my Vitamix has a tamper, I use the tamper to mix in the peanut butter by repeatedly pushing the batter up and down until mixed well.  I do the same technique with the chocolate chips.        Don’t skip on using an all natural peanut butter like Adam’s All Natural PB.   When shopping for a peanut butter, turn over the jar and read the...
Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

 Don’t judge these chocolate chip cookies by their ingredients!  They are soft, sweet, chewy and gooey despite having no sugar, no eggs, and being gluten-free.  I’m seriously addicted to them!  The last 2 dozen made it straight from the oven and into my belly.  Poor guys.  They never stood a chance!         Since I make these almost on a weekly basis, there are a few tricks I’ve learned.  First, you must have a quality blender like my beloved Vitamix!   The garbanzo beans will chunky if you do not use a great blender.  Also, put the honey and vanilla at the bottom of the blender before the garbanzo beans.  This will make it easier to blend.     Also, you need natural peanut butter like Adam’s All Natural PB where the only ingredient is peanuts.  Other peanut butters will make your cookies really oily.  Don’t even try with regular peanut butter!  You can also freshly grind peanuts at most grocery stores and make your own peanut butter.         I also have fallen in love with Lagrima pure vanilla.  I use to purchase pure vanilla at Costco until I was introduced to what ‘true and pure’ vanilla really tastes like.  I was skeptical this vanilla made that big of an impact, but after adding it to these gluten-free chocolate chip cookies and several other recipes, I’m a believer!  It’s worth the investment.  Well, my friends, I’m off to finish the last couple remaining cookies.  I’m proud that I refrained myself enough to finish this post.   PrintPeanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bites Yield: 2 dozen...

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