Light and super soft, you would never know that these cloud-like chocolate chip cookies are made from chickpea flour! This cookie recipe makes a scrumptious family treat, and it is the easiest recipe to bake.
Pack these cloud cookies into your kids’ lunchboxes and they also make a perfect after-school snack or goodies for weekend tea times.
They are naturally nut-free, gluten-free and grain-free and easy to make dairy-free. These light and airy cookies are low in sugar and high in both protein and fibre. This combination should keep the brain cells sharp and the blood sugars even.
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Choc Chick Cloud Cookies
- Preheat the oven to 180°C (fan) and line 3 baking trays with greaseproof paper (if you don’t have multiple baking trays/oven shelves, just work in batches).
- Melt the butter in a small saucepan over a low heat, and then set aside to cool.
- Whilst the butter cools, measure the maple syrup, egg, extra egg yolk and vanilla into a mixing bowl. Once the butter is cool, pour into the mixing bowl and whisk everything together until frothy and creamy.
- In a separate bowl, mix together the chickpea (gram) flour, baking powder, salt and chocolate chips.
- Pour the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients, and then mix to form a loose dough.
- Scoop 1 tbsp blobs of dough onto the prepped trays, leaving room in between for the cookies to spread whilst cooking.
- Bake for 12-15 minutes, then transfer onto a rack to cool. However, they are delicious eaten warm!
- Dairy-free: switch butter to odourless coconut oil or an organic vegan spread such as Naturli.
- Dairy and Egg-free (Vegan): this ends up being a different recipe – more dense, chewy and less cloud like. You use 1 x 400g can drained chickpeas and 1/2 cup almond/peanut butter or tahini instead of the chickpea flour, eggs and butter and you bake them for 12-14 minutes in 180°C oven.
- These cookies will keep for up to 2 days in an airtight container. They can also be made ahead and frozen for up to 3 months. If you are going to freeze then ideally do this on the day of baking once the cookies are fully cooled.