If you want a sweet tasting chocolate cookie, this is it. We wanted to try to replicate a healthy chocolate cookie that’s sold in grocery stores. So I looked at the ingredients, made a couple substitutions and estimated amounts et voila, these cookies were born. My kids and I agree they taste nothing like the other ones, and much better. I haven’t had trouble overeating cookies in a while like I did with these ones. We nailed it pretty bang on right from the first batch. Just tweaked the oil and sweet amounts. I tend to go by “less is more” when it comes to sweet, so, if this is you then I recommend using the 1/4 c option for maple syrup. My eldest also thought the oats made it a bit granola-y so we processed them a little.
vegan, gluten free, nut free, dairy free, soy free
double chocolate chewy cookies
350, 12 min, makes a dozen cookies, using 2 tbsp cookie/ice cream scooper, firmly packed (cookies will flatten when baking)
• 1 c gluten free oats, partially processed (optional)
• 1 c gluten free oats, processed to a powder/flour*
• 1/3 c maple syrup (1/4c for less sweet)
• 1/4 c coconut palm sugar
• 1/4 c sunflower oil
• 1/3 c dark chocolate chips
• 2 tbsp cocoa powder
• 1 tsp vanila extract
• 1/4 tsp baking soda
• 1/4 tsp salt
* My daughter tried using oat flour instead of processing the rolled oats into a powder and the batter was not wet like it usually is, so I recommend not using bagged, oat flour.