Beet Cookies Recipe

Shashi Charles | Savory Spin Updated

Beet Cookies are a sweet way to get one of the healthiest vegetables into your dessert. You absolutely must try these!

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It’s no secret that I adore beetroot. I know, what’s wrong with me right? But, whether it be in a sweet chocolate oatmeal cake, spicy beet and bean burgers, or a savory beet soup, I have a hard time passing up on it.

And with favorable health benefits that effect athletic performance, blood pressure, dementia and diabetes (to name a few), this little, gregariously red veggie is a valuable asset to any diet.

By the way, did you know that Betanin, obtained from beetroot, is used commercially as a red food colorant in tomato pastesaucesdessertsjams and jellies, ice cream, sweets, and breakfast cereals?

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Which – if I were to stretch the facts a bit, you might think you abhor beets but if you love tomato paste – you might actually be a beet lover?! How about that for logic, eh?!

Back in my college days, I often added boiled beets and boiled eggs with a sprinkle of salt and red pepper flakes to my ramen noodle and tofu diet. Beets are quite budget-friendly, making them a college student’s dream veggie – and there’s not much waste as you can eat the greens as well as the roots of the humble beet!

These days however, I spread my beets around – making sure to add them to sweet and savory dishes alike: like these chocolate chip cookies!

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These chocolate chip beet cookies are gluten free and dairy free – with tapioca flour and peanut butter taking their place. Now, you could sub out any gluten free flour blend for the tapioca flour, but, in experimenting, I found that tapioca flour seems to add a bit chewier texture to these cookies. I also experimented with baking times and if these were baked for 18-20 minutes, the resulting cookie is chewier than if you baked than if you baked it for 10-12 minutes like I did for this batch.

So, what’s your favorite veggie to add to cookies?

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Beet Cookies Recipe

    10 Servings

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup Peanut Butter
  • 1 Egg
  • 1/4 cup Brown Sugar
  • 3 tablespoons Pureed Beets
  • 1 tablespoon Tapioca Flour
  • 1 teaspoon Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1/4 cup Dark Chocolate Chips, Or chips of your choice

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F.
  2. Add peanut butter, egg and brown sugar to a bowl and mix well.
  3. Add in the beet puree, tapioca flour, vanilla and chocolate chips and mix well.
  4. Form into circles and flatten them.
  5. Bake for 10 minutes and enjoy.

Notes

  • I roasted beets for 40 minutes and then pureed them in a blender and add them to dishes as needed.

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Author: Shashi Charles
Recipe Yields: 10 cookies
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 cookie
Servings Per Recipe 10

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 66
Calories 113

% Daily Value*
13%
Total Fat 8g
7%
  Saturated Fat 1g
0%
Sodium 9mg
4%
Total Carbohydrate 13g
1%
  Dietary Fiber 0g
  Sugars 10g
8%
Protein 4g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.
Shashi Charles

About Shashi

Shashi comes up with all sorts of happy, healthy treats on her blog, Savory Spin. She's our resident gluten free desserts fanatic, and things are gettin' yummy.