Scrummy choc chip cookies with a no sugar twiissttt

Ok Ok.

I didn’t intend to write another cookie recipe, but this fluke turned out good.

Yesterday I was going to make my usual variation of THIS recipe or THIS recipe….but when I went to the pantry, I discovered I had no sugar! 😦 Sooooo I had to improvise.

This is what I came up with. A no sugar double chocolate cookie.

I incorporated a few sneaky ingredients that I don’t often use in baking.

First off I soaked some dates in boiling water and then blended them into a paste. I mixed the paste with some creamy tahini, rice syrup, molasses and vanilla. YUM.

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In went a little water, tapioca, cocoa, ground flax seed, ground oats, baking soda and choc chunks.

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and then they came out like this!

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They were good. And they were even better when put in the freezer. Slightly chewy, soft in the inside with a little crunch when you bite in.

Ok!!!

So here’s how to make them:

Preheat oven to 180 degrees C

You will need:

  • 1/3 cup Tahini (Not stone-ground. You want creamy!)
  • 1/3 Date Paste
  • 1 Tbsp brown rice syrup/malt syrup
  • 1 tsp black strap molasses
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence
  • 1 Tbsp water if needed
  • 1/4 cup cocoa
  • 1 Tbsp Tapioca Flour or corn flour
  • 1/2 cup ground oats
  • 1 Tbsp flax seeds and then ground up
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • Good pinch salt
  • Around a half cup of dark chocolate…but more should be fine!

Righto. Boil some dates in a pot with some water just covering them. Boil until the water has evaporated and the dates are mushy. Then go on to blend them, or push them through a sieve to make a paste.

Mix the date paste, the tahini, rice syrup, molasses and vanilla. If your tahini is really watery then don’t worry about the water. If it’s a little stiff, then add the water.

Grind up the oats and flax seeds together in a blender until fine. Add along with the tabioca flour, the cocoa, the soda and the salt. The mixture should feel a little sticky. Fold in the chocolate.

There should be enough mixture for around 12 cookies.

Bake for 12-13 minutes. Let them cool before eating!!! 

 

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