Weaning Off Christmas Cookies

Well, my son went back to college today, the holiday decorations need to be taken down, and the Christmas cookies are all gone.


If it weren’t for the days starting to lengthen, you might find me wallowing in a puddle of my own tears next to the empty cookie tins and the Advent calendar.

But cry I won’t. No. I have found a way to cope…. well, maybe just with the loss of the Christmas cookies. For those who know me, (or those who don’t know me, but read my recent blog about my addiction to canned whipped cream), you might be aware of my mammoth sweet tooth. In fact, I have a mouth full of teeth that adore sweets. So I have come up with a way to come down from that sugar high with…

Garbanzo Bean Cookies.

Yes, you read that correctly. Otherwise known as Chick Pea Bites, or more attractively…

Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Bites.

Made with chick peas.

In addition to all of those creative titles, I am calling these my…

Weaning Off Christmas Cookies Cookies.

But wait! Don’t run away! They are better than they sound. I swear. I made them today from a recipe I found on Texanerin.com.

And they are packed with protein. The most harmful ingredients are chocolate chips and honey. There is no flour, no sugar, no butter, no corn syrup, no oil, no eggs, and no shortening. Yay! Yes, I know chocolate chips  are not so healthy, but we have to take this slow. I am weaning, remember?

Here’s what my cookies look like…


Ok, so they aren’t the most attractive of desserts, but they are quite delicious – even my daughter thinks so.

If you want to try these (and really, don’t be scared by the garbanzo beans – you don’t know they’re in there), you can find the recipe at Texanerin.com. Hers actually look better than mine. But all that matters is the taste, right?

So here’s to weaning off those holiday goodies! Maybe it won’t be as difficult as I think. Now, if I can only find a way to make taking down all those decorations less depressing. Any suggestions?

Thank you for reading!

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14 Responses to “Weaning Off Christmas Cookies

  1. Sound good! I actually tried a recipe where you pureed black beans and used them with brownie mix. It lessened the sweetness but still very tasty… After all we all need more protein, right!
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  2. OK, I’m game. But only because I have friends who need gluten-free. I am willing to be convinced that chickpeas can be added to something I might eat…
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  3. Muriel says:

    Am I right to understand that you can say you had proteins when you had chocolate? This is genius!!!
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  4. Ann Mullen says:

    Chickpeas! There is no flour, no sugar, no butter, no corn syrup, no oil, no eggs, and no shortening. What else in the world do you make cookies out of? I do like the picture.
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  5. Caro Ness says:

    …why wean?!
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  6. Some say sugar is the most addictive substance for modern man. I’ll keep my fingers crossed for you as the substance leaves your body. You’re a heroine of the moment. It’s not your fault company’s push you to buy sugar. Hold your head high and keep to your pledge.
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  7. Sophie Bowns says:

    I adore biscuits, but unfortunately they make me fat so I only eat them once in a blue moon!
    I think the best idea is to not buy sugary foods in the first place. (If people have to cut back)
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