Spice Cookies (not really . . . )


So in my attempt to eat healthier I found this recipe on the internet (no not Pinterest).  I still have a need for a cookie now and then, or everyday!  I quit buying cookies from the grocery store some time ago.  I decided that if I wanted cookies I’d have to make them.  I found this cookie recipe and it will blow you away. It’s not sugary, it’s totally healthy, full of protein and actually taste like you took a Spice Cake mix and added chocolate chips & walnuts to it.  You MUST try this sometime, you will be presently surprised! I love it when I’m pleasantly surprised . . LOL

cookiesPinto Bean Cookies

1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup Crisco (I used coconut oil)
2 large eggs
3/4 cup pinto beans, mashed
3/4 cup applesauce
1 teas. baking soda
1 teas. baking powder
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teas. cinnamon
1/2 teas. ground cloves
1/2 cup chopped nuts (I used walnuts)
1/2 cup chocolate chips or raisins (helllloooo chips!)

Cream Crisco, sugar & eggs, add mashed pinto beans & applesauce. Beat till well combined. Add dry ingredients, beat till smooth. Stir in chips & nuts. Batter is a bit gooey. Drop by teaspoonful on greased cookie sheet (I used parchment paper). Bake at 375 degrees for 15 minutes. Cool & enjoy!!

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