I have been on a quest for the last week to get you guys the perfect recipe for vegan chocolate cookies. I probably made four batches before I found what I was looking for. My research included lots of articles on baking substitutions and almost a whole season of the Great British Bake Off. Does the Great British Bake Off really count as research, you may ask?
Yes. Yes it does.
I have been searching through other people’s cookie recipes for years. Yet, I was never able to find one that I could stick with. When I became vegan, it only got harder! We here at Bibliobakes don’t want you to do the same thing, so we took the liberty of compiling, editing, and baking like mad scientists until we found this recipe. No need to look further, your perfect, soft, crunchy, sugary, salty, chocolate cookie is right here waiting.
These cookies are delicious. They have just the right about of chocolate with having to buy/find vegan chocolate chips, because that’s a right pain. They crumble a little but not too much. Best of all, they don’t disintegrate in the pan. I’ll add a few helpful hints at the bottom, but, other than that, let’s get baking (Check out the cameo of my favorite mug).
1/2 tbs Vanilla
3/4 cup Melted Coconut Oil
2 cups Sugar
2 and 1/2 cups Flour
3/4 cup Cocoa Powder
Dash of Salt
- Preheat the oven to 380F.
- Whisk the melted coconut oil together with the vanilla extract and salt.
- Whisk in the sugar and cocoa powder until the mixture is very grainy, but combined.
- Add the flour a 1/2 cup at a time until the mixture is the consistency of play dough and there are no streaks of white.
- Roll them into balls of 1/4 cup mixture. Press your thumb into them to make them flatter. Place them far apart on the baking sheet, because they do expand. Do not use Pam or oil on the bottom of the pan otherwise the cookies will slide right off.
- Cook for 17 minutes.
- Enjoy with a cup of tea.
That’s it. That’s the recipe. It probably took me ten minutes to get the mixture and then I faffed about for the rest of the baking time. Best thing is, it can all be made in one bowl! As long as you are careful about not dumping your flour in all at once, it is also relatively clean.
Do tell us if you make this recipe. If you make it, drop us a comment telling us how it went. We’d love to hear from you!