Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Vegan Chocolate Cookies

Desserts
POINTS Value: 1

Servings: 50
Preparation Time: 10 min
Cooking Time: 10 min
Level of Difficulty: Easy

These chocolate-coconut cookies are rich, moist and chewy. If you eat dairy, try swapping melted butter for the coconut oil for an entirely different flavor.*

Ingredients
1 1/2 cup(s) all-purpose flour
2/3 cup(s) unsweetened cocoa
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp table salt
1 cup(s) sugar
1/3 cup(s) Spectrum Naturals Refined Organic Coconut oil, or other brand
1 tsp vanilla extract
3/4 cup(s) hot water, almost boiling, divided
1 cup(s) packaged shredded coconut, unsweetened

Instructions
Preheat oven to 350ºF. Line two cookie sheets with parchment paper.

In a large bowl, sift together flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt. In another large bowl, using an electric mixer, beat sugar with oil and vanilla until well-blended. Add half of flour mixture and half of water to sugar mixture; beat until smooth. Add coconut, remaining water and remaining flour mixture; beat until well-combined (dough might be a little stiff and sticky).

Scoop scant tablespoons of dough and roll into balls; place on prepared cookie sheets, leaving about 1 1/2- to 2-inches between each cookie. When all 50 cookies are made, flatten each ball into a 2-inch disk with the back of a wet spoon or fork.

Bake until done, about 8 to 10 minutes. Allow cookies to cool on cookie sheets for about 2 minutes and then remove to a wire rack to cool completely. Yields 1 cookie per serving.

Notes
You can melt the coconut oil over a low heat to make it easier to combine with the sugar, if desired.*Could affect POINTS values.

2 comments:

celmore said...

These sound awesome. THANKS

Rosie said...

You're Welcome Celmore... if you try the recipe please come back and let us know how they turned out...