Chocolate Chip Cookies with Chickpeas

A few weeks ago on my Facebook page, I asked about Gwyneth’s Paltrow’s new cookbook and mentioned I owned Jessica Seinfeld’s Cookbook. I actually hadn’t pulled it off the shelf in some time, but after that post, thumbed through it again and found the recipe, Chocolate Chip Cookies with Chickpeas.

Healthy cookies? Sure!

However, I changed some things up, less sugar etc., and they turned out fine! (Changes in recipe.)

Chocolate Chip Cookies with Chickpeas

Both girls loved the cookies, especially the batter :)


Chocolate Chip Cookies with Chickpeas
Serves: 36
  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • 1 cup firmly packed light or dark brown sugar (I used ½ cup)
  • ¾ cup trans-fat free soft tub margarine spread
  • 2 large egg whites
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1 (15 – ounce) can chickpeas, drained and rinsed. *chop or puree these
  • 2 Cups (12 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
  • ¾ cup chopped walnuts (optional)
  • ¾ cups raisins (optional)
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Coat a baking sheet with cooking spray.
  2. In a large mixing bowl or the bowl of an electric mixer, beat the sugar and margarine with a wooden spoon or on medium speed until smooth. Beat in the egg whites and vanilla, then the chickpeas and chocolate chips. Add the flour, oats, baking soda, and salt, walnuts and raisins (if desired) and mix on a low speed until a thick dough forms.
  3. Drop the dough by the tablespoonful onto the baking sheet, spacing the cookies about 2 inches apart. Press gently with a fork to flatten. Bake until the cookies are golden brown and just set, 11 to 13 minutes; do not overbake. Transfer to a rack to cool.
  4. Store in an airtight container for up to 3 days.




    • 2

      Carolyn says

      I wasn’t sure what to expect, but they were really good. I also posted a Quinoa Chocolate Chip Cookie. I think this one is better, but only slightly.

  1. 3

    Kristen says

    Really? People would actually have leftovers and be able to store them for 3 whole days?! Craziness! ;-)

    I’m going to give it a try but I think the girls and I will make them tomorrow night for family movie night.
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