Recipe: Chocolate Chip Lentil Cookies
BY TIMELESS NATURAL FOODSLentils lend a a rich, nutty flavor and softness to this ever-popular snack. This recipe and many others can be found in The Pea and Lentil Cookbook--From Everyday to Gourmet.
Prep time: 20 minutes
Cook time: 30 minutes
Serves: 7 dozen cookies
1 ½ cups butter
2 ½ cups packed brown sugar
1 cup white sugar
4 teaspoons vanilla
4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
¾ cup Timeless French Style Lentils, thoroughly cooked in 2 cups water, drained, pureed
3 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
2 cups chopped walnuts
- Preheat oven to 375 F.
- In a large mixing bowl, cream together butter, brown sugar and white sugar. Add vanilla and eggs; beat until smooth. Add lentil puree to butter mixture.
- In a separate bowl, sift together flour, salt and baking soda. Add to creamed mixture and blend lightly.
- Gently blend in oatmeal, chocolate chips and nuts until evenly mixed. Chill dough until ready for handling. Drop dough in rounded tablespoons onto an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 5 minutes; turn pan and bake another 5 minutes, or until cookies are lightly browned.