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Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Black Bean Cookies

It's's a cookie...that is all they need to know!!

On that note...shall we get started????


    1-15 oz. can of black beans (or cooked 1/2 dried black beans to equal 1 can)
    4 oz. bittersweet chocolate
    1 cup whole wheat flour
    1 cup white flour
    3/4 t baking soda
    3/4 t baking powder
    3/4 t salt
    6 T butter, softened
    1/2 cup of sugar
    1 egg
    2 t vanilla extract
    4 oz. semi sweet chocolate 

Got your ingredients????  Good.
Is anyone around? No? let's make these cookies.

Take the Black Beans and drain, rinse, and puree with 1/8 cup of water in a blender of food processor or blender.

Cut SEMI SWEET chocolate into small chunks.

Melt the BITTERSWEET chocolate and cool slightly(Sorry forgot to take pic)

Add cooled chocolate to pureed beans. Mix until blended.

Preheat oven to 375 F.
Mix together dry ingredients: flours.

Add baking soda, baking powder, and salt and set aside.

In a large mixing bowl with an electric mixer, cream together butter and honey for 1-2 minutes until light and fluffy

Add egg and incorporate well.

 Mix in vanilla extract.

Add black bean puree and cooled melted chocolate mixture to butter mixture and mix well.

Mix dry ingredients into the chocolate/black bean mixture in about three additions until cookie dough just comes together.  Finish mixing with a wooden spoon.

Stir in chocolate chunks and drop by tablespoon onto parchment lined baking sheets(I lightly greased my cookie sheets with PAN GREASE)
Bake at 375 F for about 8-10 minutes.  (Don’t over bake or they will get dry.)

Cool completely on wire racks. OH THE TORTURE!!!!!!!!!  WHEN WILL IT END?!?!?!?!?!?!?

OK torture over. nom nom nom Nom NOm NOM NOM NOM NOM NOM NOM NOM NOM

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