Butter Bean Cookies

Now for my first recipe in my Happy Herbivore Series! For reference, here is the book I am referring to: Everyday Happy Herbivore: Over 175 Quick-and-Easy Fat-Free and Low-Fat Vegan Recipes

So, this is what the pages of the recipe look like, minus the actual recipe:

book

The only ingredient I did not use is the optional dash of ground cardamom. I used dark chocolate chips that I got at Whole Foods. They were kind of intense so if I were to make these again I would probably use less than the 1/2 cup that the recipe calls for.

mix

This picture actually shows the mixing for the second batch of cookies I was making. The recipe tells you to add oats until the mixture is not too wet. This is what it looks like after I added more oats.

beforebake

Ready to pop in the oven.

baked.jpg

cookie

And the final result!

As you can see, they don’t quite look like the cookies in the photo. I’m not sure why this is. I think I may have needed to grind the oats in the food processor for longer. It still tastes really good. After they have cooled, I like to put them in a ziploc bag and then in the freezer. They taste really good as a cold treat. I usually have to put them in the freezer anyway because I end up with so many of them! I didn’t count them before we ate a few so I don’t know exactly how many I made but the recipe says 2 dozen, which is quite a lot.

My only gripe with the recipe is that you don’t end up using the entire can of white beans that it calls for. I just freeze the beans that I am left with to use in a later recipe though.

If anyone else has made these I would love to know how they turned out for you. I’d also appreciate any feedback on why my cookies might look different than the ones in the book!

 

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