Thursday, February 11, 2010

Vegan Dark Chocolate Chunk Cookies

On my snow day I had a lot of free time between watching Millionaire Matchmaker, Tabitha's Salon Makeover (not my best moment) and The Biggest Loser on my DVR.  I got sucked in to way too many hours of that, but that okay I figure because it was a snow day/blizzard out and what else did I have to do? I decided I should do something productive and I started flipping through Eat, Drink & Be Vegan. I use that cookbook weekly to make different types of hummus and dip, but I have to be honest and say I haven't used it for anything else. I started looking through the dessert and I was drooling. I picked out a couple of things I wanted to make, but most things require different types of flour I didn't have.  I used the last of my spelt flour on the blueberry muffins I made, so I decided I would make my own decision to use whole wheat flour instead. 

The best thing about making vegan desserts is that you can eat the dough because it doesn't have anything that needs to be cooked in it! was GOOD.
Don't these guys look good? 

Dark Chocolate Chunk Cookies
adapted from Eat, Drink & Be Vegan

1/3 cup unrefined sugar
1/3 cup dark chocolate chunks (I used 70% cacao dark chocolate chunks from Whole Foods)
1/4 tsp sea salt
1 1/4 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp grated nutmeg
1 cup minus 2 tbsp whole wheat flour
3 tbsp dark cocoa powder
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 cup maple syrup
1 tbsp canola oil
1/3 cup unsweetened apple sauce

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a bowl combine all ingredients, spices, flour, cocoa powder, flour, baking soda and powder, salt, except syrup and oil and stir well.  Add oil, maple syrup and applesauce. Mix until combined. (If it seems too dry, you can add applesauce a little at a time.) Add chocolate chunks. Scoop the batter onto baking sheets. Makes about 18 medium sized cookies. Bake for 11 minutes. Let cool for 1 minute and transfer to a cooling rack.
This makes for a healthy, yummy dessert. Trust me, these are the cookies to make for an after dinner anytime snack! 

Come on...what are you waiting for?? Get up and go make these! 
These are DEFINITELY a good choice!

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pegasuslegend said...

ooooooo looks so been a busy girl!

Adrienne said...

mmmm! i have a sweet spot for vegan chocolate cookies. they tempt me at whole foods.

last night i made the carrot oatmeal cookies from 101 cookbooks. delicious. you should try if you haven't made them yet.

oh and yes Jackie emailed me your blog. small world is right!

Simply Life said...

oh they do look great!

Christine said...

Those look yummy!

Jessica said...

These are vegan!!?? You may have converted me!

Sarah @ The Foodie Diaries said...

ok i neeeed these!!

joanna said...

um DELISH!! I'm so all over these right now...

Cocina Savant said...

oooh these do look delicious! i'm going to have to try them out, maybe with some pumpkin in place of the apple sauce. thanks for sharing!

Trix said...

I would have probably not been able to stop myself from eating all of the dough before it went into the oven : ( And don't feel bad about the reality marathon - that (and bread) is all that's kept me sane with all the snow. Oh Hoarders and Intervention, how I love thee!

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