W.T.F Cookies




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Shock your quests with these W.T.F. cookies!

I call these W.T.F. cookies because they are:
A. Walnut, Toffee, Fudge cookies
B. They have a mystery ingredient ??? 

Your friends and family will be amazed to find that these deceptively delicious cookies have BLACK BEANS in them. WHAT???? yes, beans. You'll never suspect it when you eat them. 

NOTE: A great way to cut fat and increase protein in cookies is to replace up to 1/2 the butter with pureed beans. If the thought of beans in cookies grosses you out just replace it with butter, but don't blame me for any extra lbs gained. 


Here's what you'll need:

1/2 cup butter, softened 
1/2 cup black beans, pureed
1 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup packed light brown sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoons salt
2 eggs 
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup coco powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 1/2 cups Toffee chips
1 1/2 cups Walnuts 

mixing bowls
food processor or blender 
measuring cups
measuring spoons
cookie sheets
cooling racks


Here's what you'll do:

1. Preheat oven to 375*
2. Drain & rinse your black beans, then puree them well in a food processor or blender. They should be a thick buttery consistency. Measure out 1/2 cup of the puree.
3. Beat together butter, beans, sugars, vanilla and salt. 
4. Add the eggs and beat well. 
5. Mix together flour, cocoa, and baking soda. 
6. Gradually add dry ingredients to butter mixture until well blended. 
7. Fold in your toffee, and walnuts. 
8. Drop dough by rounded spoonfuls on an ungreased cookie sheet (I like to lightly spray just to be on the safe side)
9. Bake for 8-10 minutes. Then let them sit on the pan for about 3 minutes before moving them to a cooling rack. 
10. Eat them. YUMMY!

Step 3: YUMS THE WORD...

You can either choose to tell people "the secret ingredient" as a conversational piece, or keep it hush hush. If you have a few junk food aholics in the house you may want to keep your lips tight. Which ever you decide these cookies are delicious, and you'll begin salivating the next time you hear the term W.T.F!!!



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    16 Discussions


    7 years ago on Introduction

    I made these with almond extract and almonds instead of vanilla and walnuts and they were fantastic that way too.

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    Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

    That sounds scrumptious! I actually prefer almonds over walnuts too, I just needed something with a W. ;)


    Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

    That is why when people ask me what the WTF stand for I tell them, walnuts, toffee, and fudge...none of which are actually in these cookies and that is why you ask WTF?

    Bw ha ha! I clicked on it for the name and I was not disappointed with the cookie. Looks delicious! Can't wait to bean it up!


    7 years ago on Introduction

    I am all for adding protein to things not so worried about cutting fat because the body needs fat to work properly.


    7 years ago on Introduction

    OMG if you have not tried using black beans in chocolate brownies yet, please do. There are several recipes on the internet for them and I don't remember which one I used, but I made them five or six years ago and they were so rich and flavorful but were still healthy!

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    Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

    I agree, beans are AWESOME in baking! I'm glad to see I'm not the only one that thinks so! Thanks for the comment!


    7 years ago on Introduction

    It maybe just the lighting in the photos, but they seem to have a glazed surface? if so, I would call them 'Black Pearl cookies', much sexier!!!


    7 years ago on Introduction

    This sounds really neat! Never heard of substituting beans for butter, but totally see that working. I got to try these. These are on my "to bake" list, as soon as I finish off all those extra Christmas cookies. LOL! Thanks for sharing, great instructable.

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    Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

    Ditto on the Christmas cookies.
    I've experimented with the beans for awhile, and found that replacing more then half can effect the taste and texture so I like to stick to just half. Also you can use white beans in lighter colored cookies (chocolate chip). HAPPY BAKING, and thanks for the comment!