• 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)


  1. Preheat oven to 375°F.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine the flours, baking soda, salt, and cocoa.
  3. In a food processor, cream together beans, butter, and brown sugar.
  4. Add in the milk, egg, and vanilla.
  5. Blend until smooth.
  6. Combine the wet ingredients with the dry ingredients.
  7. Mix until well combined.
  8. Spray a cookie sheet with nonstick spray or use baking mat.
  9. Drop about 1 tablespoon of the cookie batter and space them about 2–3 inches apart.
  10. Bake for 8–10 minutes
  11. Allow to cool completely before frosting.
  12. While cookies are cooling, make the frosting
  13. Cream together the powdered sugar, butter, milk, vanilla, peppermint extract, and salt.
  14. Spread about 2 teaspoons of frosting on the cookies.
  15. Garnish with crushed peppermint, if desired.

*Nutrition analysis done without crushed peppermints on top


Calories 70 (20 from fat)
Total fat 2g
Saturated fat 1g
Cholesterol 10mg
Sodium 95mg
Carbohydrate 14g (1g dietary fiber, 10g sugar)
Protein 1g


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