Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies

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YESSS I FINALLY MADE CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES! I’ve been wanting to make these FOREVER, but I have never found chocolate chips I was satisfied with (vegan) until now, when I randomly found a Stop and Stop near where we live.

I just tweaked some of my older cookie recipes a little, and the version I made was quite soft because I only baked it for about 12 minutes. Usually it can take up to 16 minutes or something to really harden. WOOOW the chocolate chips are SO GOOD! They literally melt in your mouth. I have never tasted anything so amazing! What was I doing all my life without chocolate chips?!

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Again, I will warn you that I don’t add huge amounts of sugar to the cookies, so it may not be as sweet as what you may be used to, but seriously you really should try it this way, because it gives the chocolate chips even a better chance to stick out!

If I actually made the cookies out of instant oat (ground into a flour), I would TOTALLY eat the dough as it is, though I don’t think you should eat raw wheat flour.

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Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies

1 flax egg (1 tablespoon flaxseed meal & 1 tablespoon white grape juice)
1/2 cup spelt flour
1/2 cup whole wheat pastry flour
2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
2 tablespoon extra light olive oil
2 tablespoons vegan semi-sweet chocolate chips (I used Enjoy Life semi-sweet chocolate mini chips, dairy, nut & soy free)
1 tablespoon white grape juice
1 tablespoon unsweetened almond milk
1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
A sprinkle Himalayan/sea salt

In a small bowl, combine the tablespoon of white grape juice with the flaxseed meal and stir. Set it aside so it can gel.

In a large bowl, Combine the two flours, maple syrup, olive oil, chocolate chips, grape juice, almond milk, vanilla, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Stir in the flax egg.

Use a spoon and stir for a minute, then get your hands in that mess and knead it until the mixture forms a pretty nice looking cookie dough.

Preheat oven to 350°F (176°C).

Lay parchment paper on a baking tray and split the dough in equal, small balls (approximately 10-11). Spread them out on the pan, leaving lots of space. Flatten the dough with your hands, and lay them back into the oven tray. If there’s not enough space, you may have to use a second tray.

Bake for about 12-16 minutes, depending on if you want it soft or hard.

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Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies
 

Ingredients
  • 1 flax egg (1 tablespoon flaxseed meal & 1 tablespoon white grape juice)
  • ½ cup spelt flour
  • ½ cup whole wheat pastry flour
  • 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoon extra light olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons vegan semi-sweet chocolate chips (I used Enjoy Life semi-sweet chocolate mini chips, dairy, nut & soy free)
  • 1 tablespoon white grape juice
  • 1 tablespoon unsweetened almond milk
  • ½ teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • A sprinkle Himalayan/sea salt

Instructions
  1. In a small bowl, combine the tablespoon of white grape juice with the flaxseed meal and stir. Set it aside so it can gel.
  2. In a large bowl, Combine the two flours, maple syrup, olive oil, chocolate chips, grape juice, almond milk, vanilla, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Stir in the flax egg.
  3. Use a spoon and stir for a minute, then get your hands in that mess and knead it until the mixture forms a pretty nice looking cookie dough.
  4. Preheat oven to 350°F (176°C).
  5. Lay parchment paper on a baking tray and split the dough in equal, small balls (approximately 10-11). Spread them out on the pan, leaving lots of space. Flatten the dough with your hands, and lay them back into the oven tray. If there’s not enough space, you may have to use a second tray.
  6. Bake for about 12-16 minutes, depending on if you want it soft or hard.

 

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  2. Tracey

    These cookies look delicious! I’m just wondering what the purpose of the white grape juice is. I’ve seen it used in quite a few of your recipes, and I’m curious if I can just replace it with water instead. Thanks!

    • Susanna

      I use white grape juice to reduce the amount of sugar greatly :) I find that if I use water, I would need to add even more sugar. But with grape juice, it adds a lot of sweetness. Though I always use the pure version, without added sugar. I just like using natural sweeteners than “sugar” :) So I actually don’t recommend to replace with water, though you can try with another juice :D

  3. Sarah

    Hi What’s the issue with eating raw wheat dough? I will sometimes let my daughter eat some while making bread (eggless dough)

    • Susanna

      Oh, I heard that sometimes, bacteria can grow in raw wheat if it’s not properly cooked, I think what I heard a while ago was a salmonella breakouts with eating raw cookie dough which made a lot of people sick, so I’ve been quite scared (I also have a severe fear of being sick which contributes to my intense fear).

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