These unusual cookies came about out of necessity: we were in the middle of our weekly family night pizza dinner when I realized that we had forgotten about dessert. Within fifteen minutes, and with the help of two of my children, a big batch of scrumptious cookies was baking in our oven. The whole house smelled wonderful by the time the timer beeped.
Teff tastes nutty and earthy. It goes really well with almond or peanut butter and (as I found out) dark chocolate as well. These vegan cookies are quite addictive but full of wholesome ingredients. They are sweetened with maple syrup, which adds a buttery sweetness that does not overwhelm. The dark chocolate chips are less sweet than regular semi-sweet chocolate chips. I prefer it that way, it allows the flavors to really come through. My teenage son thought they were even better the next day.
My next post will feature a sinful hazelnut-chocolate spread. Nutella doesn't stand a chance...
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Amazing Teff Chocolate Chip Cookies
1 cup roasted almond butter, unsalted
1 tsp vanilla extract
4 oz unsweetened applesauce
1/2 cup pure maple syrup
1 1/2 cups teff flour
1/8 tsp salt
dark chocolate chips