Lentil Cookies

Lentil Cookies created by danlynclark

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1hr 30mins



  • In a small pot over medium heat, combine the lentils and the water.
  • Bring to a simmer, cover, and simmer for 30 to 40 minutes, or until lentils are tender.
  • Remove from the heat and puree. If using immediately, let cool. The puree may be stored in the refrigerator for 3 to 4 days or in the freezer for 2 to 3 months.
  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
  • In a medium bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon and allspice.
  • In the bowl of a stand-mixer with a whisk attachment, cream together the sugar and butter on medium speed.
  • Add the egg and mix until just incorporated.
  • Add the vanilla and lentil puree and mix until combined.
  • Add the flour mixture and blend on low speed until just combined.
  • Remove the bowl from the mixer and stir in the oats, dried fruit and coconut.
  • Form the dough into balls about 2 teaspoons in size and place on a baking sheet with parchment paper, leaving about 1-inch of room in between.
  • Bake for 15 to 17 minutes, or until an internal temperature of 195 degrees F is reached on an instant-read thermometer.
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  1. Lucky in Bayview
    Nice!!! I had no idea what to expect when I made these. But the recipe really intrigued me and I'm so glad I tried it. I halved the recipe and had to make a couple substitutions. I was out of ww pastry flour so I used 1/2 ww flour and 1/2 AP flour and used sweetened coconut as well as about a 1/4 cup of chocolate chips. These smelled crazy good while baking. They taste healthy in a good way, like a breakfast cookie. Can't wait to have one with coffee in the morning. Thanks for sharing this recipe, I'll be making these again.
  2. anonymous
    These were fantastic! I used regular green lentils and they pureed nicely. I also used dried cherries and left out the coconut. I love the texture and flavor of these cookies and will definitely be making them a regular in my recipe rotation!!
  3. bearwacket
    These were very good; I love to find a healthy cookie that tastes great! I'll make one recommendation--use green lentils, not french lentils. I used french and they didn't puree up as I'm sure green lentils would, so I had lots of whole lentils in my cookies. They tasted fine that way, but I didn't share them with anyone because of it.
  4. madams
    This is a wonderful recipe. I have very picky kids and they love them! The only thing is there is not a list for oats in the ingredients so I guessed and put one cup.
  5. danlynclark
    Lentil Cookies Created by danlynclark

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