double chocolate chewy cookies

double chocolate chewy cookies

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.

PROCESS 1 cup of oats, partially (maybe 5-10 seconds) in a food processor. Add to large mixing bowl. 
Take slightly over 1 cup of oats and finely process into a flour. Add 1 cup of oat flour too the large mixing bowl.
ADD all other dry ingredients together in the same bowl..
MIX the wet ingredients in a separate bowl.
ADD the wet ingredients to the dry ingredient, using a silicone spatula to get every last drop.  
SCOOP out firmly packed balls (flat on bottom) and place on cookie sheet (I like to use silicone liners). They will flatten as the cookies bake. 
BAKE for 12 minutes. Remove from oven and allow them to cool for at least 5 minutes before moving them to a cookie tray. They will firm up as they cool.