I’ve had a lot of love for this recipe, so I wanted to share it on here.
Cookies have always been one of my favourite things to eat, and to bake. But I am a bit of a sucker for the dough before they make it to the oven. And they usually get eaten before they’re fully baked anyway…
This plant based dough is so so good. It’s completely fine to eat raw, bakes well and contains really simple ingredients.
It’s also super easy.
This makes 1 batch of dough, which is around enough for 10 cookies depending on the size, or 1 giant cookie, or 1 bowl of dough
Rinse and drain 1 tin of chickpeas, if you have the time and the patience, dry them on them some paper towel and remove any loose skins. It does make the texture smoother if you can be bothered, but it also works without doing this if you’re short on time (or just mega lazy like me and want cookie dough immediately).
Put the chickpeas in a blender (I use a Nutribullet) with 1 tbsp of ground chia seeds (if your blender is powerful, you can leave the seeds whole. I usually just blitz them in the blender on their own first and then add the other ingredients) and 2 tbsp peanut butter. Blend this all together until smooth.
Add 2 tbsp of sugar (any kind will do, I use brown cos I like the taste, you could use standard baking sugar or maple syrup/honey/alternatives/whatever – these will slightly change the texture. If baking I recommend sugar over syrups as it creates a chewier texture.) Along with 1 tbsp of plant oil (I use either sunflower or coconut depending on what I have around at the time) and a drop of vanilla.
Blend again until smooth.
Chop 100g of dark chocolate or use chocolate chunks; and stir through the dough.
You can either eat this as it is, out the bowl, or store in a jar.
Or roll in to balls and dip in to chocolate for cookie dough truffles…
Or my FAVOURITE. Which is to pat it down in to a cake tin, bake at 180C for 15 minutes until the top gets a little crust but it’s still doughy inside, take out the oven, top with ice cream and serve while it’s still warm. YEAH.
If you’re gonna do it, do it right, you know?