Healthy Chocolate Chip Cookies with Chick Peas

I think we actually should have named my son Cookie Monster. This kid loves cookies. When we go shopping, rather than wanting to head to the toy section, he wants to head to the bakery to grab a cookie. If you're a mom like me, then you probably have to worry about the amount of cookies that your kids (and probably you too) are consuming. Well here is a recipe that can help you feel better about your sweet tooth. These cookies are low in fat and sugar, and actually pack a healthy and fun crunch in the form of chick peas! More vitamins and protein in my cookies? I'm sold. And your kids will be none the wiser. 

1 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup butter
2 eggs
2 tsp vanilla
2 cups flour
1/2 cup oats
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt 
16 ounce can chick peas, drained and rinsed 
2 cups chocolate chips

Directions: Mix ingredients in a mixer in order listed. Bake at 350 degrees for 12-13 minutes. Serve and consume within 24 hours. 

We hope you enjoy a sweet treat that you can actually feel a little better about.