Devil's Tongue Cookies

  • Date May 08, 2013
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Tofu, Cocoa & Marshmallows = Cookies?   20-30 calories per cookie? Soft and tasty? Freezes well? MAGIC! 



Devil's Tongue Cookies? There is a history into the making of this recipe. Read on or skip down to the recipe, but enjoy! About two years ago when I really started to get into the healthy kick, I was desperate to find a low calorie noodle that I could use in my stirfrys or salads. I came across these Japanese noodles,

otherwise known as "yam noodles", "Shirataki Noodles"or my favorite - devil's tongue noodles. The yam noodles I found in China Town or asian grocery stores and can be kept in the cupboard, have no calories and I doubt ever expire. The more commercial grocery stores carry the tofu based noodles which have around 40 calories per pack and expire after a few months and are found in the vegetarian section in the refrigeration section. Of course, I went a bit compulsive with these noodles. I made stirfrys, I made salads, I ate a TON of them. My husband demanded something new and I myself tired of them quickly as they don't have much taste and are a tad messy (i.e, smelly) to cook with and since I found vegetable noodles as an alternative, I no longer had a use for these noodles. 

I won't take credit for this recipe, a simple search of the internet to find alternative uses for the noodles quickly revealed that cookies and muffins and other desserts could be made. I had to try! With my family coming over for dinner, what a perfect time to try this recipe. My sister in law (who actually does get the title of chef) brought a delicious dessert though so my tofu cookies didn't get devoured except my mom and husband who both reported that they were very rich and almost like a soft tart  Both suggested that freezing them and them crumbling over yogurt might be a good alternative as well.

p.s. I did end up freezing them and liked them way more! I let it sit for 2-3 minutes and then enjoy a very cold, very peanut butter, chocolate treat for 30 calories!



Ingredients:

2 bags of shirataki tofu noodles
4 medium egg whites

6 tbls cocoa powder
1 teaspoon baking powder
2 teaspoons honey or stevia
1 cup mini marshmallows
2 tbls PB2
1 dash salt

20 cookies is 20 calories a cookie
15 cookies is 30 calories a cookie

Directions: 

Plug your nose. Open the noodles and rinse in a strainer. Let them sit under hot water. Walk away and take a nice deep breath of fresh air. Sprinkle some lemon juice and let sit for 2-3 minutes then rinse again. Fry the noodles in a frying pan. No oil is needed. You will know when they are done when they start to make a screaming noise and get a little translucent and almost a little "shriveled".




Food process your noodles until a gel like mixture. I had to use a blender as I don't own a food processor (as I refuse to admit I cook). Although I am starting to think I need one, so any suggestions are greatly appreciated. 

Add in eggs, sweetener, cocoa powder, baking powder, salt, PB2. Blend until runny and then add in the marshmallows and blend until mixed.



Put in the fridge to let settle. I chilled mine for an hour.

Preheat over to 375 degrees.

Cover a cookie sheet with parchment paper and use a spoon to put cookie mixture on the pan. I made larger cookies this time and only got 15 out of the batch, but I could have made at least 30 if I went smaller.

Cook for 10 minutes. They should not be runny anymore and almost feel like a loaf or banana bread when you touch them. Let sit.








Serve at a party. I even made a place card so people would know what was in them. Might have been a mistake as the plate was full at the end of the night. Where are all of the adventurousness people? 











6 comments:

Unknown said...

I can't find shirataki noodles. I'm going to try substituting it with soft silken tofu. How much tofu by weight would I need?

Erinn Pinky said...

The shirtaki noodles are around 225 grams each and I use two bags. So around 500 grams of tofu would do the trick?

Lydia Filgueras said...

I think you were very clever to develop this recipe. I gave shiriataki noodles a chance...but the smell really puts me off. I knew exactly what you meant about going to get a breath of fresh air. Thanks for sharing with the Tofu linky :)

Erinn Pinky said...

I sometimes think I can smell them even just seeing them in the store. Always thankful I found kelp noodles as the better substitute, they don't smell, they are crunchier and a much better noodle replacement!

Anonymous said...

I am allergic to PB but I would LOVE to try these. Can I omit the powdered PB?

Erinn Pinky said...

Yes for sure. Add in anything else that you might enjoy as flavor. I know others have tried fruit or almond butters of that works?