I know, I know it sounds gross. Or at least weird. But my kids and their friends love these cookies, and honestly have no idea beans are in there, so try 'em!
First, take 1/4 cup of white beans and mix them in a blender or even just with a fork. Make 'em mushy, you don't want to think beans when you eat your cookie! You can drain them first, but a little bean juice will help mix 'em.
STIR UNTIL SMOOTH
1 C Brown Sugar
1/4 C Butter Flavor Shortening (Crisco)
1/4 Cup mashed White Beans
1/2 Tsp. Soda
1/2 Tsp. Baking Powder
1/4 Tsp. Salt
1 C Flour
1 C Oatmeal
1/2 C Nuts or Chocolate Chips (or both!)
Stir Until Smooth, Drop by spoonful on a cookie sheet. Bake approx. 10 minutes at a preheated 350 degrees.
Recipe makes 2-3 dozen.
Enjoy and let me know what you think!
Personally, I like this fat substitute (beans) better than applesauce. They aren't as spongy or moist "sticky" as when I make cookies with applesauce.