Chocolate Chip, Tahini & Chickpea Cookies
When you combine the sweetness from the chocolate chips with the savory notes from the tahini and chickpeas and crown it with a little sea salt, you end up with a match made in heaven! These cookies are nut, grain, dairy and refined sugar free and are best served warm with a glass of ice-cold nut milk for dunking
- 1 Large egg beaten
- 65 g coconut oil melted & cooled (I recommend using odorless)
- 65 g raw tahini
- 100 g coconut sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla bean paste or vanilla pod deseeded
- 180 g chickpea or gram flour
- 1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
- 1/2 tsp baking powder (gluten-free if required)
- 65 g dark chocolate chips (dairy-free) or milk chocolate (chopped or chunks)
- 1 tsp. pure vanilla bean extract or 1 vanilla pod deseeded
- 1 tsp sea salt or pink Himalayan salt
- 15 g dark or milk chocolate
- Maldon sea salt or pink Himalayan
- ice cold almond (or other) milk or crumble over your favorite ice cream
- Place the melted, cooled coconut oil in a small bowl with the coconut sugar, tahini and vanilla and mix well before adding in the beaten egg and combining again.
- Into a separate, large bowl place the chickpea flour, salt, bicarbonate of soda and baking powder and mix well. Stir in the wet ingredients as well as the 65g dark (or other) chocolate chips and mix until everything is well combined – the mixture will be very sticky at this stage.
- Pre-heat the oven to 375°F, gas mark 5, 180°C (160°C fan-assisted) and line two baking trays with either a My Relationship with Food silicone baking mat or parchment paper.
- Divide the mixture into 12 equally sized balls (if you want to be really precise then, like me, you can weigh each one to ensure they’re exactly the same).
- Flatten each ball slightly into a circular biscuit shape and place them onto the lined baking trays, leaving approximately 3 inches between each as they will spread slightly when baking. For an extra touch of decadence, top each cookie with the remaining 15g of chocolate and sprinkle with sea salt or pink Himalayan salt.
- Place the trays into the preheated oven and bake for 10 minutes, or until golden brown around the edges before removing and leaving to cool slightly on the trays before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely (if you can resist them that long!)
- These cookies are divine when they’re still warm from the oven but they are equally delicious cold and will keep for 1 week if stored in a cool place in an airtight container.
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LISA’S TIP - These cookies are what I consider to be my healthier chocolate chip cookies with the chickpea flour helping to boost the fibre and protein whilst the dark chocolate contains antioxidants. You can also bake this mixture in an (oven proof) skillet pan as one extra-large cookie – it will take slightly longer but will mean you can serve it straight from the oven to the table. You can make the cookie dough they day before and leave it in the fridge overnight before baking the following day – I like to do this when I’m entertaining guests and then serve the warm, freshly baked cookies to my guests with ice cream.