They really are!!!
For no other reason than I felt like a personal challenge, I went for about two weeks without eating ANY sugar.
No cookies, no cake, no pie, nothing sweet at all.
But last night, I had had enough. Even though I didn’t experience any withdrawals or anything, I felt like if I didn’t eat some chocolate, I’d lose my mind.
I didn’t feel like going to the grocery store ‘cos I think it’s fun to experiment with ingredients on hand–and this is what I created.
I’m happy to report that they’re absolutely delicious! The cookies puffed up and then became all crackly just like I hoped they would, so satisfying with a cuppa. Crisp and chewy. YUM.
P.S. These is a a perfect basic recipe. Add whatever you want: chocolate chips, nuts, coconut, chia/flax seeds.
Best Vegan Chocolate Cookies
- 1/2 cup vegetable oil
- 2/3 cup sugar
- 3 tablespoons pure maple syrup
- 1/4 cup coffee or a non-dairy beverage of choice
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 1/2 cups flour
- 1/2 cup cocoa powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Mix oil, sugar, maple syrup, vanilla, and liquid. Add all the dry ingredients and combine to make a pliable dough. If it’s a little dry, add a bit more liquid.
Roll dough into walnut-sized balls and place on two parchment lined baking sheets. Flatten slightly with fork.
Bake for 10-12 minutes.