Monday, June 18, 2012

The Secret Ingredient

When I saw this post for these cookies, I knew I had to try them.
They don't look the same as Miryam's, and my kids said they didn't look like real chocolate chip cookies, but they ate them and pronounced that they were good.
No one was able to guess that the secret ingredient was chickpeas.
Yep! You heard me right. Chickpeas, peanut butter, honey, vanilla extract, baking powder and chocolate chips. That's it! The dough is very sticky to work with, but the end result was pretty darn good.
Yesterday morning I walked for an hour by myself and then again in the evening with hubby for 50 minutes.
He warned me that today was going to be 49 C (that's 120 degrees) and boy was he right!
There was a breeze but it was like a blast of heat from an oven.  I was grateful for rare spots of shade, like this trail next to a park that I was able to take for a few minutes.  I pretended I was in the woods, and listened intently for the cool sound of a babbling brook.
Instead, all I heard was a squawking chicken who was hanging out in the shade, too.  Can you see her there in the middle?
 After 20 minutes of walking, I hightailed it home to cool off.
Wishing you all a great new week.


angeliki said...

Hi Tammy! Can't imagine their taste since they have chickpeas inside! Sounds interesting! Hope the weather get cooler soon!
Have a great day,

Tammy Burks said...

Okay, I'm definitely going to try those cookies!

Caterina Giglio said...

I have made brownies with black beans and though everyone ate them, they knew they were different!! gosh 120 reminds me of Phx. so hot there, I don't know how my brothers still live there! stay cool!! xo

LDH said...

Hi Tammy! Unique cookies! Kids know cookies so if yours pronounced them good, then good they are :)

I can't imagine 120 degrees! That beautiful flowering bush must enjoy the heat.

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Tammy,

Your cookies sound yummy and healthy.
Love the pink bougainvillea in your photo, they always thrive in all tropical areas.
The chicken is hiding too, with its feathered coat it must be very hot out there.
Glad you managed to walk though.
Love to you,

Anonymous said...

120? I'd melt.........because I whine at anything over 80. You are THE BOMB!

Such lovely red flowers and yes, I saw the chicken! It's interesting that you are able to 'transport' yourself to a cool place in you mind while baking!!!!

Speaking of baking....the cookies are wonderful. Who knew?

Have a great day. I'll be fighting the WIND here (again) so am headed out to water before it starts blowing!


Pam said...

Hi Tammy. We are still relaxing in the country. I took a nice long walk this am. Nice breeze in the 80's. Today is to be mid 90's but HIGH humidity. I really prefer the dry desert heat. Will be back there next week.

Your cookies sound interesting. If the kids said they were good then I'm sure others will love them.

Susan said...

Hi Tammy....Wow. You live in a very hot clime. The cookies sound very flour. Wow! Cannot imagine their taste. Take care and keep cool. Susan

val said...

all these chickens crack me up. I cannot imagine the heat over there....crazy!

Tammy's in Love said...

You know, if you don't get thinner from the daily exercise, you are going to just sweat off 10 lbs! I hope that you have that much to lose...maybe walking the halls in your building on the days it's over 110 might be an option! It will be 91 with 70% humidity here in the tundra of the upper midwest today! I just turned the AC on, yah sure you betcha!


Dagmar said...

Good. Or one Tammy,
Who would of thought of chick peas..definitely worth a try on your recommendation..sounds like a really hot walk...we have had nothing except rain and wind..we missed spring all together here, now waiting for summer❤

Elna said...

That was some different cookies! I understand that you and the chicken need some shade *smile*.


Fruitful Fusion said...

Wow those cookies look interesting! I'd definitely like to try them out!

Createology said...

With all the walking you are doing you can certainly eat such delicious cookies and much more. Stay hydrated dear...

Stitchy Mc Floss said...

The cookies sound yummy. I love it when stuff is made with things that are good for you and people don't know it.

Take care out in all that heat...lots of water and relax a bit in the shade, too.

Blessings always :)

Anonymous said...

those biscuits look yumma however i will have to dib out on this ones as peanuts make me a little bit poorly, they give me real bad tummy ache :( they do look yum tho & chick peas? really?

Your walks do look the best! not sure how you cope with the heat though.

Donna said...

Those cookies look yummy and sound pretty healthy. I must try them!

Serena Lewis said...

I would never have guessed chickpeas! They sure look delicious!

I'm glad you were able to find some shade on your 'hot' walk. xo

Anne said...

I love chick peas. I've never would have thought of them as an ingredient for cookies!

peli said...

i love chick peas cooked like soup like we traditionaly make them in Greece.never thought of making cookies with them...i didnt even know they sell them in cans...they sell them dried and we put them in water the night before we cook them. i will try and make them myself and tell you how they turned out!!!
(need i say once more that your photos are great???well they are!)

vintage grey said...

Wow, chickpeas in cookies! Might have to give this a try! Thanks for sharing, and glad you had a beautiful walk. Wishing you a lovely week! xo Heather

Mrs. Micawber said...

High-protein cookies! Will have to try these.

I hope at least it's dry heat where you are and not humid heat. Sauna vs. steambath. :)

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

That really is a surprise ingredient! I'm sure it's yummy! And thanks for writing to me about your crochet stones. I so want to try to make one!

La Tea Dah said...

Oh yum! The cookies sound delicious! Might you share the proportions? I would like to try them. They are, after all, gluten free! I love chickpeas!

From the rainy and chilly PNW where I am "still" crocheting daisy dishcloths with the pattern you shared!

:D LaTeaDah

Libbie said...

Ahhhh ! That is so hot! I can't imagine that breeze! It was only 90 here today but our air broke so it was pretty sticky in here :) I am just glad it wan't 120!!!

Those cookies are actually tempting me!

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

Hi Tammy, I would like a cookie to join my tea right now, they look very good!
Have a lovely day xx

Linda said...

We're not fond of chickpeas but I'm glad you all liked them. :) Good for you continuing your walking. You know I love walking and biking. Jim and I agree that so long as the heat is a dry heat, it doesn't bother us so much - it's when you add the high humidity that it's bad. A day in the upper 90s with no humidity is tolerable and if there's a breeze, even better. But a day in the 80s here with the Mississippi River Humidity of 100% is horrendous.

Hope you continue to enjoy a nice week,
Linda :)

Manuela said...


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~*~Patty S said...

I take my sunhat off to you Tammy!
HOW can you be out in that heat!

We are leaving gorgeous windows open weather and heading into our more usual summers of hot, hazy and's the humidity that makes it so stiffling here

I LOVE walking!
take care ... fun chicken pic too!

Sam I Am...... said...

Get out! Chickpeas? You're amazing! You're such a great example to the rest of us! If you can walk in that're making me feel guilty here in the cool 90's! LOL!

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