10 Aug 2012

Healthy Double Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough

Who can resist cookie dough? I certainly can't.  When I make cookies, half of the cookie dough is reserved for me, and me alone. No I will not put this stuff in the oven. Hand over a spoon. This stuff is making a beeline right to my mouth.

But this, of course, has got me to thinking: well this cannot be that healthy for me. Never mind the raw eggs in it, but all the butter I put in there? Is there not a better way? How can I have my cookie dough fix, and still hope to be healthy? This sounds like an impossible feat. Like proving the Riemann Hypothesis. Or chewing gum while holding books and walking downstairs. (To this day..it seems impossible. Too much multitasking going on there..)


But where there is a will, there is always a way. This may be cliche, but the cliches are the best. And this, I can tell you, is pretty darn good. If you read the ingredients, you will find Nutella. And really? Anything with Nutella tastes good. No matter what. And even though Nutella had to pay $3M in lawsuit over false nutritional claims, it is still going to be seen in my cupboard. And in my baking.

I'm not saying that this cookie dough is the healthiest thing out there. I'm just saying that compared to my raw egg infested butter bath, it's almost like choosing a salad over McDonalds. Which I have yet to do. Why are there McDonalds all around me? They don't even give me a chance.

What you'll need:

-1/3 cup honey Greek yogurt
-2/3 cup chickpeas, dried
-1/4 cup nutella
-2/3 cup whole wheat flour
-1/4 cup oats
-1/8 teaspoon salt
-1/2 cup chocolate chips
-1/3 cup brown sugar


    1.   In a small bowl, soak the chickpeas in water and let sit overnight.
    2.   Bring the chickpeas to a boil, then reduce to a simmer. Cover, and let the beans cook for around 60-90 minutes.
    3.   Drain the chickpeas and coarsely puree in a food processor.
    4.   In a medium bowl, mix the yogurt, chickpeas, oats, nutella and salt. Slowly mix in the flour and sugar until fully incorporated. Fold in the chocolate chips.
    5.   Enjoy! Form into balls, refrigerate or freeze.

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  1. new to me and very interesting..

  2. I have never tried cookie dough :D So I have no clue what it is or tastes like! Have come across many recipes for this and I keep wondering what its supposed to be lol. From your clicks it definitely looks tempting! Must try sometime....

  3. chickpeas?!? i did NOT expect those to be an ingredient in anything chocolate-chip-cookie-related! very clever, and definitely worth a try!

  4. wow, nice twist for a cookie dough recipe.

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  5. Oh wow, a no bake chocolate chips and sure is a healthy 'guilty' snack. You are so good!

  6. You had me at healthy! Thanks for posting!

  7. Delicious and healthy dough you can take bite.

  8. Guilt free and cookie dough? Phenomenal :D

    Choc Chip Uru

  9. you have some yummy food here. The dough looks really good.
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  10. Hi Cathleen, healthy version! It look so good, thanks for sharing the recipe.

    Have a nice weekend, regards.

  11. that looks delicious! and i love the fact that it is sneaky healthy:) way to go!

  12. These sound so great! I love the chickpea surprise!

  13. You are always inspiring me to take my sweet favorites...and turn them into something healthy and delicious! Thank you for sharing, sweet friend!

  14. I can eat a whole bowl of thise without feeling guilty!!! And it looks delicious! I like how you made little balls out of them... Little bite sized delights ;)
    - abeer @ www.cakewhiz.com

  15. This looks sooo good! And I hear you about McD's - darn fries!

  16. This is genius! The inclusion of chickpeas really does make this healthy! We often used pasteurized eggs when we make chocolate chip cookies so we don't have to fear the raw egg (even though I know there's such a small chance of getting a bad egg; still, you never know). Really fun post - thanks so much.

  17. Sometimes it all about choosing the healthiER option and this is definitely that! I can't resist cookie dough either...in fact I think I like it MORE than actual cookies. This is perfect for me!

  18. Cathleen, your cookies are amazing my friend! I am soo making them, I;m sure that my son will like them. thanks for sharing!

  19. Hi Cathleen! I so much agree – Nutella is simply the best! Oh, and who can resist cookie dough? I know I can’t either :)

  20. Genius. How did you make A HEALTHY chocolate chip cookie dough?

  21. Oh I love the look of these!! They look so puffy and delicious!


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