If you love chewy chocolate chip cookies, you will definitely want to try this recipe. I have been making these for family and friends for years and no one can ever believe that they're vegan. The recipe is super simple. The best part is that you can eat as much cookie dough as you want and trust me, you will want to. And you can easily turn these cookies into chocolate, chocolate chip cookies by sifting 1/2 a cup of cocoa powder into the flour.
Makes about 2 dozen cookies
All you need is:
3/4 Cup of Oil (I’ve used vegetable oil, olive oil and grapeseed oil and they all have worked out in this recipe. You can always use vegan butter too.)
1/2 Cup of Almond Milk
1 Cup of White Sugar
3/4 Cup of Brown Sugar
1-1/2 Tsp of Vanilla Extract
1/2 Tsp of Almond Extract (Optional)
1/2 Cup of Almond Butter
1-1/2 Cup of Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips I used Ghirardelli Semi Sweet Chocolate Chips (Lot’s of semi-sweet chocolate chips are vegan, but be sure to read the labels. You will notice that many of them say “May contain milk’ on the packaging. That means that they were processed using equipment that is also used to process products that may contain milk. This is done as a precaution for people that have allergies.)
2-3/4 Cups of Self -Rising Flour
Pinch of Nutmeg
1/8 Tsp of Salt
Preheat oven to 350*
In a large bowl combine the oil, almond milk, brown sugar, white sugar, vanilla extract, almond extract, and almond butter and mix well. Next sift together the self-rising flour and salt and gradually add to the bowl and mix well. Be sure to scrape down the sides of the bowl. Then stir in the chocolate chips *You will notice that the chocolate chips will not stick to the batter and that’s ok. When you form your cookies just make sure to press them into the cookies.
Refrigerate the cookies for 15-20 minutes. Use a tablespoon to scoop out the dough and roll into a ball. Place the cookies onto an ungreased cookie sheet and slightly flatten them. Bake on the middle oven rack for about 10-15 minutes. *Do not over cook the cookies the color should still be slightly pale when you remove them from the oven. They will continue to firm up as they cool. If you desire firm cookies then cook them until they start to turn golden brown around the edges. Let the cookies cool for about 5 minutes before devouring.
The wet ingredients
After adding the flour.
After adding the chocolate chips.
The finished product.