Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Beet Chocolate Choco Chip Cookies


I had been dreaming about beet chocolate chip cookies for quite some time...
I've actually been dreaming about anything beets lately!
Beet chips, beet muffins, beet candy, all which are still on my list.
Last weekend I actually played around with the idea of these beet choco chip
cookies and was really happy with the results!
Even the kids that my mom babysits were loving these, they would never know
that they were eating veggie cookies.

These cookies have a great texture to them, really soft but with a slight crunch
in every bite that comes from the roasted beets that were then grated and
got toasted as the cookies baked. You can also puree the beets to get a
smoother texture. They are not too sweet which makes them perfect with a
cup of coffee or tea. I made my dough a chocolate cookie dough
by adding cocoa powder but I'm sure they would be great with out it too and
the color would be more of a pink instead of the purple that I got.
I will definitely be baking them again!



Beet Chocolate Choco Chip Cookies


Ingredients:

- 1 c. roasted beets, grated or pureed (about 1 large beet)
- 3/4 c. butter, softened
- 1 c. sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 t. vanilla
- 1 3/4 c. flour
- 1/4 c. unsweetened cocoa powder
- 2 t. baking powder
- 1/2 t. salt
- 1/2 c. chocolate chips

Preheat oven at 375 degrees.

Cream butter and sugar. Add egg and vanilla, beat until fluffy then stir in beets.
Stir together flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and salt, blend into batter.
Stir in chocolate chips. Using a teaspoon drop cookie dough onto ungreased
cookie sheets and bake for 12 minutes. Store in airtight container.


Enjoy!
xoxo

6 comments:

  1. hi lidia :) i hopped onto your page from another blog - and noticed you were up for a pen pal!

    i then saw you love to bake! and you play scrabble!? oh my - only my 2 most favorite passtimes! ahah.

    swing by my blog and let me know if you'd like to connect.

    or, you can shoot me an email. either way! ;D


    dorothy
    theymaysaythatimadreamer.blogspot.com

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  2. Wow, that's looks like red velvet chocolate chip cookies! Interesting to add beet as a twist :)

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    joanne.choi

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    1. ah! you're right, they are definitely like a red velvet chocolate chip cookie (: why didn't i think of that, i shoulda named them beet velvet chocolate chip cookies!

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  3. I would never have thought to add beet to chocolate chip cookies. What an interesting idea and it gives them such a beautiful color!

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    1. Jessica, I agree with you. I just love how when I bake with beets everything comes out with such a beautiful color to it with no need of artificial food coloring (:

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