Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Vegan Chocolate Cookies

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.*

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

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.

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.


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...