These are inspired by the healthy chocolate beetroot and cake so I guess that they are healthy too. I used coconut oil rather than olive oil in the cookies. They make a really rich, soft cookie. This will make about a dozen large cookies.
So what do you need?
- 120ml coconut oil
- 1 free-range egg
- 120-150g soft brown sugar (depending on how sweet your tooth is)
- 150g raw beetroot
- 50g cocoa powder
- 150g plain (all-purpose) flour
- 1 tsp. baking powder
- 1/4tsp. sea salt
- 50g dark chocolate chips
So what do you do?
Start by heating your oven to 175 degrees C (350 F). First peel and grate the beetroot. Then in a bowl, or a food mixer, mix together the oil egg and sugar, add the beetroot and mix it in then add all the dry ingredients. Finally, mix in the chocolate chips. This will make a thick sticky dough.
Then line a baking sheet with greaseproof paper and use a spoon to form balls of the dough and place them on the baking sheet leaving a space between them. Slightly press the balls down with the back of the spoon. Put them in the oven for 12 -15 minutes until they have set. It’s okay if they are still a bit soft in the middle. Remove from the oven and allow to cool for 10 minutes on the baking sheet then move onto a wire rack to cool completely.