Monday, May 20, 2013

Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies. Vegan, Grain-free and Oil-free.

It was a rainy, dreary afternoon in the mountains yesterday. You know what that means... cookies! I'm really glad I don't live in Seattle or London. I'd be eating way too many of my own baked goodies! I just really enjoy baking when the weather is nasty. It's comforting somehow... the oven warming the dampness out of the house, the delicious smells... I guess it creates the feeling of a cozy, happy home.

If you like chewy cookies, you will LOVE these. They are ridiculously simple to make with minimal ingredients. I used mini chocolate chips but I'm sure regular ones would work, too. But the minis fit perfectly inside these small delights.


  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
  2. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  3. Mix flax meal with water and vanilla and set aside.
  4. Place almond flour, sugar, baking powder and chocolate chips in a food processor and process until just combined.
  5. With the food processor running, pour in the flax mixture and process until combined.
  6. Using a 1" ice cream scoop, form the cookies and place on the cookie sheet, pressing them down to about ½" high. Shape the edges a bit if they get too crumbly. The cookies won't change in shape much when they are baked. They will rise just a little.
  7. Bake for 20 minutes, until golden brown on the bottom.

Makes about 18 cookies. Enjoy!

Healthy trails,

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  1. Thank you! Just made these cookies. My 11 yr old pronounced them "great!" We're holding off on finishing them until Dad gets home. Tough to do, they are so good.

    I may have over processed them in the food processor. I used a regular blade that pulverized the regular semi-sweet chocolate chips that I used. So I have an almost chocolate chocolate chip cookie! Will use a darker chocolate next time and really watch when I am processing them.

    1. Awesome! You're so welcome. You can always add the chips afterwards so they don't get chopped up. I used the mini chips... maybe that's why they stayed intact.

  2. I really love that there is only six ingredients in this recipe. Can't wait to make them!!!

    1. Great! Let me know how they turn out for you!

  3. Just made these and I cannot stop eating them. So delicious and so easy. I have been trying recipe after recipe for a tasty, healthy, vegan, gf cookie - and I finally found it. Thanks a ton.

  4. I just made these for a potluck asI didn't have the black beans for my regular go-to, your Mexican brownie cookies. The non vegan crowd loved them (as did I) and especially loved the simplicity of them. Thank you!

    1. Yay! I'm glad they were a hit. Thanks so much for your feedback, Elyse! :)