I have never baked with Carob chips until now. Have you? It is actually a flowering shrub, belonging to the pea family. I always afraid of this shrub as I thought the morsels had a strange taste – not the creamy satisfying essence that chocolate has. My thoughts changed after experiencing these amazingly easy cookies.
Passing through the aisle of Whole Foods carob chips seemed to shout out at me to venture and make one of the best carob recipes… bake cookies!
So I did. Using the recipe on the back of SunSpire Unsweetened Carob Chips and tweaking it a bit. Not that I mean to tweak it, but what ever is in my pantry is what comes to the table. Adding wheat germ gives these cookies extra fiber. Wheat germ also boosts the immunity and is good for the cardiovascular system and preventing cancer. To my amazement I am totally a Carob Chip fan! Some of the benefits of using these carob chips in baking is there is less sugar and it is lower in saturated fat! I think the heart is very grateful for that!
These cookies turned out really good, with a distinct flavor hard to explain (mainly thanks to the flavor of the morsels combined with a hint of honey and vanilla). It did quench my chocolate and sugar fix I was craving… in a healthier way and it only took about 5 minutes to mix the ingredients together! My toddler loved these so that makes it blog worthy to share with you lovely friends!
- ¼ cup butter
- ½ cup raw honey
- 2 tablespoons brown sugar
- 2 organic eggs
- 2 tsp. vanilla extract
- 1 cup White Spelt Flour (or Whole Wheat Flour)
- 1 cup Wheat Germ
- 1 cup SunSpire Unsweetened Carob Chips
- ¼ tsp. ginger powder
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- In a large mixing bowl beat butter, honey, sugar, eggs, vanilla, flour, wheat germ and ginger powder in a mixer at medium speed for 30 seconds. Add Carob Chips and combine well.
- Drop 2 teaspoons full of dough onto an greased cookie sheet with parchment paper on top or a baking sheet on top. Bake at 350 degrees F for 10 minutes or until slightly brown. Transfer to a wire rack and let cool.
- *When they are done they may look "white and undone" but if you tap them they are solid. When they cool their color will change.
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