Friday, January 28, 2011

Chocolate Chip Cookies with Chickpeas

adapted from Deceptively Delicious

Nonstick cooking spray
1 Cup firmly packed Brown Sugar
3/4 Cup soft tub Margarine
2 large Egg Whites
2 tsp Vanilla Extract
1 (15 oz) can Chickpeas, drained and rinsed
2 Cups Semisweet Chocolate Chips
3/4 Cup chopped walnuts (optional)
2 Cups Flour
1/2 Cup Old-Fashioned Oats
1 tsp Baking Soda
1/4 tsp Salt
~ Preheat oven to 350*F Coat baking sheet with nonstick spray
~ In large bowl, beat the sugar and margarine. Beat in the egg whites and vanilla, then the chickpeas and chocolate chips. Add the flour, oats, baking soda, and salt, and mix until a thick dough forms. 
~ Drop the dough by tablespoonfuls onto the baking sheet about 2" apart. Press gently with a fork to flatten. Bake until golden brown and just set (11-13 minutes) - do not overbake. Cool on a rack. Store in airtight container for up to 3 days.

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