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Chocolate Beet Cookies

Gluten Free, slightly crispy and soft at the same time, it’s hard to miss a beet with these double chocolate beet cookies!

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There are those times, I feel, when my thoughts sound so much better than my writings…and there are those times when my writing reads so much better than the words that come out of my mouth…

I had proof of this this past weekend when my daughter and I accompanied my mom to a Fall Memorial Service held by the Hospice Center that helped take care of my dad.

This afternoon service was for all the families of patients that had passed recently. Not having received the invite, I had no clue as to the format of the service – till I got there. I found out that family members were encouraged to come up before a roomful of other families and share their stories – I figured my mom would want to say something so I took my seat and got comfortable.

At which point my mom looked at me and asked me if I would go up and say a few words. Knowing full well that “no” was not an option in this case…I started thinking about what I would say.

I thought about telling everyone what a good person and dad my dad was, I thought of sharing some of his quotes and I thought of funny stories to say that tied his quotes to the way he lived his life, I thought of sharing how he always had a grin on his face and never complained, I thought of sharing that he suffered for so many years and now he isn’t and that I hope all these families took comfort in the fact that their loved ones were at peace now too.

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Then – I went up in front of everyone and all that came out was something about my dad being a good person, I vaguely remember uttering one of the quotes he uttered often to my sister and I: “if you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all” and then muttering “thank you“…

As I sat back down – my brain started working again – and …GAH…”thank you“??? What was I thinking…

Yes, my mutterings at that memorial service were oh so questionable…my post today makes more sense…but my thoughts on my dad that afternoon…ahh…I wish I could have thought them out loud that afternoon!

Thank You Amanda @ Running With Spoons for letting me think out loud today!

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Now to these Chocolate & Beet Cookies – they are made with beets – and nope, you cannot taste the beets in them – they are just plain delicious – I got confirmation of their deliciousness when I sent them to my Leftovers Club Partner – Elizabeth @ Cooking With Milton! And, they are another one of my sneaky ways of getting my daughter to eat her beets! 

Chocolate and Beet Cookies
easy Chocolate Beet Cookies

Chocolate Beet Cookies

Yield: 12
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 22 minutes

Gluten free and so delicious, these Chocolate Beet Cookies make a delightful and nutritious snack!

Ingredients

  • 3 cups ground up oats, I used my blender to grind up Old Fashioned oats
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs at room temperature
  • 1 cup melted dark chocolate - I melted mine in a microwave at 30 second intervals, or semi sweet
  • 1/2 cup beet puree, I roast a bunch of beets at 375 degrees for 45 minutes and freeze and store till needed
  • 1/3 cup melted coconut oil

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees
  2. Line a baking tray with parchment paper
  3. Mix the oats, baking powder, salt and brown sugar with a spoon
  4. Then add in the eggs, melted dark chocolate, coconut oil and beet puree
  5. Form into circles and slightly flatten before placing on parchment paper
  6. Bake for 12 minutes
  7. Drizzle melted chocolate on top
Nutrition Information
Yield 12 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 363Total Fat 16gSaturated Fat 10gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 5gCholesterol 41mgSodium 343mgCarbohydrates 49gFiber 4gSugar 30gProtein 8g

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mihrank

Saturday 22nd of November 2014

You have impressive, strong, classical presentation!

mjskit

Sunday 9th of November 2014

Last year my SIL made me a cake for my birthday made with beets. It was the best cake I had had in a very long time, and I don't like beets! However, they obvious make a delicious sweet because these cookies look like cookies that a cookie monster would not be able to stop eating.

Shashi

Monday 10th of November 2014

I have had beet and chocolate cupcakes - they are truly fabulous! Thank you so much MJ!

Bam's Kitchen

Sunday 9th of November 2014

Thoughts, prayers and a little hug is coming your way... I know how difficult this is as your emotions are flowing but you get all chocked up just thinking about all the good times and sayings that your dad used to share with you. Your chocolate beet cookies look so rich and moist. It is almost like red velvet cookies...but better. Just shared! Can you please check your e-mail, I just sent you a little note. Take Care, BAM

Shashi

Monday 10th of November 2014

Thanks so much BAM - And I am so honored you thought of me!

snackfixation

Sunday 9th of November 2014

These cookies look so freaking good, Shashi. Can I ask you a question? Why are beets so good for us?

Shashi

Monday 10th of November 2014

Thanks Sean! Beets are full of nitrates which are instrumental in dilating our blood vessels thus enhancing blood flow and lowering blood pressure in the process - specially useful during workouts - I did a post for Fitfluential that had a tad more info - http://fitfluential.com/2014/10/the-beet-is-on-amazing-beet-recipes-to-try/

Ashley

Sunday 9th of November 2014

Yeah, I'm pretty sure I would have done the exact same thing. I do fine with speaking when I have time to prepare, but I am horribleeee when I need to fly by the seat of my pants!

And I love the sound of these cookies - I really need to use beets more in my kitchen!

Shashi

Monday 10th of November 2014

Thanks so much Ashley - I feel so much better about my blundering!