Chocolate and peppermint are my absolute favorite flavor combination! And while I believe moderation in all things, I also think that if you can make a cookie healthier, but still feel like you are enjoying a delicious dessert, why wouldn’t you?! These delicious chocolate cookies are made healthier with beans and whole wheat flour, making them higher in protein and fiber and lower in calories!
Chocolate Peppermint Cookies
Recipe Type: Dessert
Serving Size: 1 cookie
Makes 48 cookies
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- ½ cup whole wheat flour
- 1½ teaspoons baking soda
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ⅔ cup cocoa
- ½ cup garbanzo beans
- 3 tablespoons butter
- 1 cup dark brown sugar
- 1 cup milk
- 1 egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Peppermint Buttercream Frosting
- 2 cups powdered sugar
- 4 tablespoons butter
- 3 tablespoons 1% milk
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- ½ teaspoon peppermint extract
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1 cup peppermint candies, crushed (optional)
- Preheat oven to 375°F.
- In a medium bowl, combine the flours, baking soda, salt, and cocoa.
- In a food processor, cream together beans, butter, and brown sugar.
- Add in the milk, egg, and vanilla.
- Blend until smooth.
- Combine the wet ingredients with the dry ingredients.
- Mix until well combined.
- Spray a cookie sheet with nonstick spray or use baking mat.
- Drop about 1 tablespoon of the cookie batter and space them about 2–3 inches apart.
- Bake for 8–10 minutes
- Allow to cool completely before frosting.
- While cookies are cooling, make the frosting
- Cream together the powdered sugar, butter, milk, vanilla, peppermint extract, and salt.
- Spread about 2 teaspoons of frosting on the cookies.
- Garnish with crushed peppermint, if desired.
*Nutrition analysis done without crushed peppermints on top
|NUTRITIONAL INFO||PER SERVING|
|Calories||70 (20 from fat)|
|Carbohydrate||14g (1g dietary fiber, 10g sugar)|
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