When do I not crave a cookie?
When I finish a workout, sometimes I cannot even wait for the blender to whip up a recovery smoothie – and if I am leaving the gym, these protein cookies are in my car waiting! (Bonus if it is warm and sunny out, the chocolate chips melt a bit – oooh).
Plus, these are just good cookies. These you have to make yourself, but they are very easy and oh, so good. The chocolate chunks are really a must, they and another level of rich chocolate flavor that take these from a healthy snack to a delicious one.
double rich chocolate protein cookies
vegan, gluten free, no sugar added
makes 12 golf ball size cookies
1 can chickpeas, rinsed and peeled
2-3 tablespoons water
1/3 cup + 1 tablespoon plant based protein powder
3/4 cup chocolate chunks
In food processor or blender, puree chickpeas. Add water and protein powder, blend. It should form a ball of dough, if it is still crumbly, add a tiny amount of water, a teaspoon at a time. Process – it should quickly form a dough ball.
Stirring by hand, add chocolate chunks. Form into 1-inch balls. Bake at 350 for 15 minutes.
These taste great fresh and warm right out of the oven, and after they are cooled. I suggest you try one each way…
The dough of this cookie is not very sweet, which I like, but some may prefer to add sweetener. I used a large amount of chocolate chunks, which to me is a nice flavor contrast to the not so sweet dough.