As a kid, the best part of my mom baking cookies was licking the spoon, the bowl and the attachments to the stand mixer. At the time, obviously, I wasn’t thinking about the risk of eating raw cookie dough. For all those cookie dough lovers out there (myself included), I’ve found the perfect solution: a healthy (yes!), gluten-free (yes!), salmonella-free (yes!) alternative. Believe it or not, these raw cookie dough balls are made with chickpeas, along with other ingredients like chocolate chips and almond butter. They’re decadent and protein-packed! This recipe by Elissa Goodman is a win-win for me. For the complete recipe, check it out here.