Rich, dark, chocolatey, fudgy, chewy, secretly vegan, and addictively delicious chocolate cookies…
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Healthy Holiday Cookie Season 2018
I had to start cookie season a little early this year…
Two weeks ago while out running, I caught my foot on a raised sidewalk and slammed into the concrete, scraping my entire body, breaking my nose, and receiving a black eye more appropriate for Halloween than Thanksgiving. By some miracle, I didn’t break any other bones; but unsurprisingly I’ve had absolutely no desire to run since then.
Instead I’ve been hibernating inside my apartment, recovering and baking cookies – peanut butter cookies, Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies, gingerbread cookies, shortbread cookies, oatmeal cookies, and these chocolate brownie cookies. It’s like a full Keebler cookie factory over here, just without the elves.
The brownie cookies have been one of the favorites among my taste-testers (and myself). It’s hard to go wrong with double chocolate!
These cookies are like eating a fudge brownie and chocolate chip cookie, all in the same dessert!
You can even make the dough ahead of time if you wish and freeze individual chocolate cookie dough balls, to keep on hand for a cold or rainy day when you want a quick homemade cookie fix, without all the work.
Apparently the unbaked cookie dough balls are also reallllly good eaten straight from the freezer. Not that I know this from experience or anything…
Chocolate Brownie Cookies
Adapted from Cinnamon Sugar Pillow Cookies
Chocolate Brownie Cookies Total Time: 9m Yield: 15-19 cookies 5/5 Ingredients 1 cup spelt, white, or oat flour 1/2 cup cocoa powder 1/2 cup sugar of choice, or here’s a chocolate cookie recipe without sugar 3/4 tsp baking soda 1/4 tsp + 1/8 tsp salt 1/4 tsp baking powder 6 tbsp oil 2 tbsp milk of choice 1 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract 1/3 cup mini chocolate chips or sugar free chocolate chips Instructions
Combine dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl. It’s important to stir well so you don’t end up with a clump of baking soda in the finished cookies. Stir remaining ingredients in to form a batter (see video for a visual of the steps). Roll into balls. You can refrigerate overnight or even freeze for a later date if desired. When ready to bake, preheat oven to 325 F and grease a cookie sheet. Bake 9 minutes – they should look underdone when you take them out. Let sit 10 minutes and they will firm up. I pressed each cookie down after baking. Notes: Feel free to make whatever sized cookies you wish. I used a mini cookie scoop and got 19 the size of the ones in the pictures. I’ve not tried the recipe without the mini chips or using any flour not listed above, so make substitutions at your own risk.
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