I really had a taste for some chocolate chip cookies a few days ago. However i didn’t have the patience to wait for butter and eggs to come to room temperature so that i could mix them properly with sugar and flour. I figured the quickest and fastest way to make cookies was to use as little ingredients as possible and to omit butter and possibly eggs. The only cookies i know of without dairy, eggs or any other animal are vegan. So i did a quick search on vegan chocolate chip cookies. Of course i turned up quite a few that used margarine in place of butter and all kinds of egg replacers instead of eggs. I didn’t want to make those kind of vegan cookies either. I wanted it to be as simple as possible, plus i would still have to wait for my margarine to come to room temperature as well as my fake eggs.
Finally after a few pages of recipes i found just the right one. I found a vegan chocolate cookie recipe that uses coconut oil instead of margarine. The beauty of this recipe is that it also uses pure maple syrup and only about 1 cup of flour. I was a little hesitant at first but decided to give it a try and i’m really glad that i did. These were the best vegan cookies i’ve had in a long time. Plus the base recipe can be used to make other types of vegan cookies. I’ve made almond butter cookies using this same base as well.
I altered a few things to suit my tastes. The recipe calls for coconut oil, which i always have, but i didn’t want the cookies to have a coconut flavor to them. I used sunflower oil in place of coconut oil. Also, i used palm sugar in place of the cane sugar. I also omitted the nuts because i don’t always like them in my cookies, plus i didn’t feel like cracking the shells of the walnuts and pistachios i had in my pantry. Also instead of whole wheat flour i used spelt flour and unbleached white flour.
I really love the way these cookies came out. They were flavorful with just the right amount of crunch and chewyness. They literally only took me minutes to make. My hubby even ate a few, and he is not a dessert person. I also like that the base is versatile, which enabled me to make almond butter cookies as well. Honestly, i’m not sure if i’ll be able to go back to the butter, egg and creamed with sugar chocolate chip cookies.
Check out the recipe and let me know what you think.