Chocolate Cake Cookies

January 19, 2008 at 12:26 pm | Posted in Dessert, flaxseed meal, sweet potato puree | 4 Comments
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As you know, I love getting veggies into my family’s foods. Here’s a little take on dh’s cookies: These are in no way “healthy”, but I was able to substitute some butter, eggs and sugar for sweet potatoes. Why sweet potato? Because they are anti-diabetic, anti-inflammatory, and full of antioxidants.

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Chocolate Cake Cookies (with Sweet Potato Puree)

  • 1/2 bag of Ghirardelli Semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 2 T butter, unsalted and softened
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1/4 t baking powder
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 T flaxseed meal
  • 1 egg
  • 1 egg white
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup sweet potato puree
  • chopped walnuts

In a double boiler, melt the chocolate chips and butter. In standing mixer’s bowl, beat eggs, sugar and sweet potato. Stir in the melted chocolate.

In a small bowl, sift flour, baking powder and cocoa powder. Slowly add this to the chocolate mixture.

Using a sheet of plastic wrap, form the dough into a log, about 2 inches in diameter. Wrap tightly and put in the freezer at least 1 hour or until firm.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Unwrap dough and with a sharp knife, cut into 1/2 inch slices. Roll the piece of dough in your hands and then flatten it a bit on the baking sheet. Garnish with a few walnuts. Bake on parchment paper or silpat mat for 10 minutes. Cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes then transfer to a wire rack.

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  1. Wow, those look delicious! Are they anything like a chocolate chip cookie, or more like a cake or brownie? I love the walnuts in there. My favorite nut!

  2. They are definitely more cake-y.

  3. Karen – these look amazing! I love, love, love Ghirardelli chocolate chips – they make all the difference in baking good cookies.

    And I think it’s so cute that you’re also addicted to Ree’s ‘Black Heels to Tractor Wheels’ … I wait anxiously for new installments all week! She’s a riot!

  4. Maria- Totally, I wait with baited breath every day to see if Ree’s next chapter is up. I’m totally addicted.


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