I have been fighting a huge internal battle. The battle between my almost overwhelming need to bake and eat chocolate chip cookies, and my waist line. I prayed for a compromise that would satisfy my cookie craving, yet keep me from going in to sugar and butter overload. Yesterday, my prayers were answered when I can across a post for Secretly Healthy Chocolate Brownie Cookies from Eliza’s Edibles. These Black Magic Cookies are a slightly adapted (slightly) version on those cookies. Secret ingredient and all.
Yep, there is a secret ingredient that makes these cookies only TASTE sinful, instead of actually BEING sinful. Black Beans. Yes, black beans. WAIT!! Before you go running for the door proclaiming my insanity, vowing never to read another recipe I post again, just hear me out. These. Are. AMAZING! They satisfied my craving for ooey, gooey, chocolatey goodness, and I don’t feel guilty (ok, not AS guilty), that I had to sample 3 to make sure I was putting something decent up. My son devoured his, my husband even liked them (he even proclaimed they were almost TOO chocolatey! If that is even possible….), and I very much enjoyed my 3. Before you knock them, just try them. They may not be the traditional chocolate chip cookie you are used to, but if you need something that is chocolatey, could be gluten and dairy free, and actually is chock full of fiber and nutrients and good fats, then these are PERFECT! I WILL be making more to keep in the freezer.