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Oh my gosh, I had no idea I could love “sneaky” cookies this much. Especially not cookies that are grain free! I am not gluten free nor vegan so I don’t really particularly try to make gluten free cookies. I do try making more vegan cookies though. But anyway, bloggers usually write that the gluten free baked goods come out great, and that there’s no way you can tell the secret ingredient in there, but.. I am still usually pretty skeptical…
Say hello to these amazing gluten free and vegan cookies! These Spiced Chili Chocolate Cookies will KNOCK your socks off guaranteed. Keep reading for the recipe!
I attended the Green & Black’s blogger event for the early launch of their spiced chili chocolate which I absolutely loved. The flavor is exquisite, it is very complex and lingering. I knew this chocolate would be perfect to use along with a black bean baked good recipe.
Just in case you could normally taste black beans, at least you really wouldn’t be able to here because of the flavor of the spiced chili chocolate. I don’t know if you could taste the beans if you used regular chocolate but I do know one thing for sure – these cookies ROCK and there no way you could tell there are black beans in there! The only thing that sucks is that you have to wait till May 2013 or so for Green & Black’s Spiced Chili chocolate to come out… but it’s well worth the wait 😉 Or you could try another chili chocolate, I guess.
Seriously, SO GOOD! They are a little fudgy and have a brownie-like texture but in a cookie form and the spiced chili and cayenne does its job so well. When you first bite into it, you don’t feel the spiciness – it’s just nice deep chocolate flavor.. but then it hits you. The delicate hotness. It’s deliciously complex and unexpectatant. It slightly lingers in your mouth making you really feel like you are a real foodie. That’s at least how I felt – it was awesome eating such a complex cookie. It looks so innocent but it is just a ball of fun! 😉
I can assure you, no one will know these are made with black beans!
Adapted from My New Roots.
Kammie wants to know:
Have you ever had a spicy chocolate before?
Have you ever used a secret ingredient in baking that no one could tell you used?
Let me know in the comments below!