Cookie Dough Monsters
After months of drought Cape Town has been hit by a monstrous storm! With schools closed for the day, and house-bound kids driving each other CRAZY, I got them to do something fun and rewarding.
They created these fun cookie-dough monster cookies and while still warm and gooey out of the oven, we gobbled them up with a hot cup of chai latte while watching a family movie and listening to the thunderous rain.
(Makes about 15 cookies)
1¼ cups canned chickpeas (well-rinsed and dried)
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
½ cup (heaped) peanut butter
¼ cup honey (you can use agave or maple syrup)
1 teaspoon baking powder
Pinch of salt (if peanut butter is unsalted)
½ cup dark chocolate chips (or chopped up dark choc slab)
Preheat oven to 175°C.
Combine all the ingredients (except for the chocolate chips) in a food processor and process until very smooth. The mixture will be very thick and sticky.
Stir (or use hands) to mix in chocolate chips.
Drop spoonfuls of dough on a lined or greased baking sheet.
The mixture will be very sticky so wet your hands if shaping by hand.
Bake for approximately 8-10 minutes. The dough balls will be soft when you take them out of the oven (they do not set like normal cookies – they will be slightly darker on the outside but still gooey like cookie dough in the centre).
The cookies won’t rise so there’s no need to leave big gaps between them on the baking sheet.
They are delicious as raw cookie dough or warm out of the oven.
These make a fun Halloween party food. See the article I did on Halloween kids food in the Savour Magazine – sparsavourmagazine.co.za
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