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March 16, 2014

 Healthy Cookie Dough which actually tastes like cookie dough. No chickpeas. || The Smoothie Lover

If you’ve been following my blog for some time you’ll know I like dough and batter and under baked stuff. Actually I’d rather eat the dough than the cookies. And I like the batter better than the cake. And when it comes to baking buns or loaves I always end up eating at least one bun worth of dough. Yes, it’s that bad.

With that being said it is no wonder I went so happy when I found a recipe on healthy cookie dough on Pinterest a long time ago. Dough for breakfast?! Yes please! But I really didn’t like the recipe. It didn’t taste like cookies dough at all. I’ve tried a couple of other recipes on healthy cookie dough since, but neither of them were good. It was impossible to find one which actually tasted like cookie dough.

Healthy Cookie Dough which actually tastes like cookie dough. No chickpeas. || The Smoothie Lover

Healthy Cookie Dough which actually tastes like cookie dough. No chickpeas. || The Smoothie Lover

You know what all the recipes had in common? Chickpeas. As much as I love chickpeas I have to say that they do no good for cookie dough. I don’t know if I do anything wrong, but I could always taste the chickpeas and the dough got a king of “sharp” taste I didn’t like.

So I decided to develop a recipe on healthy cookie dough which actually tasted like cookie dough. This is the result.

I’ve tested them one some of my best friends and they really liked them (; One of them said she thought they had a slight taste of marzipan, and she’s actually right. But mostly they taste like cookie dough – the hint of marzipan isn’t very strong.

Healthy Cookie Dough which actually tastes like cookie dough. No chickpeas. || The Smoothie LoverHealthy Cookie Dough which actually tastes like cookie dough. No chickpeas. || The Smoothie Lover

BTW – I’m going to Barcelona tomorrow! On a study trip with my high school – everyone in DK goes on a study trip in the second year of high school (read about the school system here – it’s way different from others). I have been in Barcelona before, but I seriously love that city and can’t wait to go back. It is gonna be so nice. I’ll be posting pics on Instagram :)


This recipe uses brown sugar. I know this isn’t exactly healthy. I would actually have used coconut sugar, but we didn’t have any left. Feel free to sub coconut sugar or palm sugar for brown sugar.

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Healthier Cookie Dough
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Serves: 30
  • ¼ cup almonds
  • ½ cup wholemeal flour
  • 1 tbsp. brown sugar*
  • 1 tbsp. honey
  • 1 tbsp. coconut oil
  • 1 tbsp. organic butter or any butter-like spread (make sure it is natural)
  • Chocolate chips - as many as your little heart desires (I used about ⅓ cup)
  1. In a food processor grind the almonds until they resemble flour. Combine with wholemeal flour and brown sugar.
  2. Add in the honey, coconut oil and butter and pulse until well combined and it turns into dough.
  3. Transfer to a bowl and stir in the chocolate chips. Shame small balls and store in an airtight container in the fridge.
* Sub with coconut or palm sugar for some 100% natural bites


21 responses to “Healthier Cookie Dough Bites”

  1. oh my gosh, Josefine! I totally hear you, I’ve been a cookie dough addict since day one hahaha! I’d much rather eat the dough than the cookies or cake or whatever. Oh and if I could always take them out of the oven early when they’re undercooked, I would! I will definitely try these :) I’ll probably sub coconut sugar since it’s what I have at home! Great recipe!

  2. I haven’t tried any chickpea cookie doughs – I do do a choc/peanut butter slice with chickpeas that I like, although its baked and the chocolate and peanut butter flavours overpower the chickpea flavour I think. I imagine in raw cookie dough the flavour would still be quite strong, so I’ll take your word for it and try these ones instead :) Oh, and have fun in Barcelona – I LOVE that city!!

    • It sounds way better to add chickpeas to baked stuff. Guess I have to try that :) Well, maybe if you added enough peanut butter to the raw ones they’d be ok as well. I don’t know.
      And thank you so much. Yes, it’s a wonderful city!

  3. The dough is always better than the finished product! ;–) I love cookie dough and I can’t wait to try your version – these look adorable!
    I find that chickpeas work well provided that you bake the stuff you’re making, but not raw ewwwwww.
    Have fun in Barcelona Josefine!!
    And pinning :)

  4. Underbaked stuff is the way to go! These look SO yummy! I made cookies made from chickpeas once. They weren’t bad, but you could definitely tell they were different! Have an awesome time in Barcelona!

  5. I totally agree with you! I don’t understand putting chickpeas in cookie dough. I am not a big fan of that movement. Lovely dough bites by the way :)

  6. Laurenda says:

    These look so delicious! I wish I could grab one through my computer screen. Gorgeous photos too, lady! Good job!

  7. These looks really good Josefine! I’m so impressed and the photos are gorgeous!

  8. Oooh, I love dough too! I’d eat it for breakfast right with you. :) I love this light version. I’ve never seen a healthier version so I’m anxious to try it!

  9. Wow these look so good! I was always skeptical of chickpeas in cookie dough too! Well now I know to come to this recipe instead :)

  10. Katherine says:

    Oh my goodness. Your pictures are lovely. I’ve been lost on your blog for a while now. (Lost meaning I have SO much I should be doing, but I’ve gotten sidetracked by your lovely photography!) I love the idea of healthy cookie dough! Plus it’s bite sized. Anything bite sized is automatically adorable!

  11. samantha says:

    Ha ha! I actually don’t mind baked goods made out of chick peas…or black beans. However, I do find that if I make them like that I tend to use more sugar or sweeteners to mask the flavour. i do like the texture though…having said that…they are the ONLY baked goods that make it to the oven in one piece. The dough is pretty gross when raw. These on the other hand…look delish! and let’s face it…the dough/ batter is the best bit about baking, right?!

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