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.

Ingredients:


Directions:
  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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6 comments:

  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.

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    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.

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

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

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  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.

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