A fun combination of flavours – chocolate and beet – presented in cookie form!
Beets (or beetroot) are striking vegetables – in both appearance and taste. They always seems to add an element of fun to the plate with their vibrant color. I am a huge fan of feeding my children a rainbow plate of food – using a wide range of vegetables of various colours. I have been known to feel a little guilty if there are less than three or four different colours on their dinner plate!
I first introduced my children to beetroot when they started solids. They started off eating it as a mash and I continue to present it to them in various forms. It is a feature on our dinner table on a regular basis as we grow it in the vegetable garden across most of the year. We also love it as a snack – beet chips are currently our favourite way to enjoy them!
But today we are talking biscuits or cookies, depending upon which side of the world you live on! This recipe was inspired by an image I saw on Pinterest a few weeks ago of a beetroot and chocolate cake. It captured my imagination and got me thinking about the flavour combination and other ways I could combine these two flavours.
These biscuits are at their absolute best when eaten when they are still warm from the oven. Store leftovers in an airtight container or tin and eat within a couple of days.