New WEEK, New RECIPE, and new WEBSITE!! Hiya my friends a,nd welcome to my new TWO SPOONS website!! How do you like it!? I’m completely overwhelmed with excitement, and at a loss for words on how this vision has come to life! My new website still has the same objective as the old; to provide you delicious plant-based recipes worth sharing. But it’s new and improved, to make it easier for you to search recipes, with faster loading time, and a sweet style that so speaks to my personality. I hope you like it as much as I do.
But enough about the new website (for now), I’m here to bring you a celebratory treat with these Vegan + Gluten-free Chocolate Chip Cookies! Ladies and gentlemen, get ready to lose your minds over this one!
This recipe is everything you’d ever hope for in a decadent chocolate chip cookie. It’s soft, chewy, sweet and tender with big chocolate chunks! And you’d never know it were gluten-free or vegan. You could seriously convert any skeptics with this flawless cookie recipe.
The base of this recipe consist of 5 simple ingredients: almond flour (a.k.a ground blanched almonds), semi-sweet chocolate, coconut flakes, coconut oil, and maple syrup. That’s all you need for a chocolate chip cookie you’ll be famous in the family for. I just love the simplicity of it, for a stress-free recipe that anyone can recreate with ease.
A couple things that make this recipe so good?
- Semi-sweet bakers Chocolate! It’s imperative that you use a bakers chocolate for this recipe; I bought myself a 70% bitter-sweet dark chocolate bar (200g/7oz). Typically, at 70% the chocolate bar is naturally vegan with no milk product. But if you’re strictly vegan then double check the ingredients on the back just to be sure. Bakers chocolate is preferred for desserts because it’s slightly more bitter than classic chocolate, and it withstands heat when baking. A classic dark chocolate bar is has more sugar in it, so that you can enjoy it on it’s own – which is great, but when baked it often results in a more granular and burnt texture. I would also recommend buying your bakers chocolate in bar form instead of chocolate chips for this recipe. Then, chop the bar into chunks yourself. It’s the imperfect size of chocolate chunks that makes every bite an wondergood experience. Sometimes you get those winning bites with huge chocolate chunks, and sometimes you don’t. Al- in-all it makes every bite a fun little mystery.
- Coconut flakes! Not only do we get to enjoy big chocolate chunks in every bite, but the recipe also uses dried coconut to give a beloved coconut flavour. It’s what makes these cookies so gourmet. Whether you like shaved coconut or flaked coconut both work well in this recipe – just be sure that it’s unsweetened. I’ve made them both ways, with coconut shavings and with coconut flakes. The coconut shavings let you really see and taste each coconut piece – I think it’s a prettier looking cookie. However, if you prefer your cookie batter more smooth then the coconut flakes are for you. The coconut flakes are a similar texture to the almond flour and so they blend together nicely for a smoother cookie dough.
I promise you that this recipe is a true crowd pleaser. I am a bit of a cookie monster myself, but my husband Mitch has never had a soft spot for them. So you can imagine my surprise when he devoured five cookies in one sitting! Even though the recipe calls for 30 (albeit small) cookies, we managed to devour them all in two days. I had to make a second batch later in the week because Mitch kept going on about how good they were. And as a cookie fanatic I didn’t want to miss my chance to make a real convert out of him. There’s nothing I love more than having someone to succumb to a sweet-tooth with me.
Although lush and decadent I would still categorize these cookies on the healthier side – that is, if you don’t eat five in one sitting as we did (the struggle is real). The ingredients for this recipe are all-natural, gluten-free, with no refined sugar. If you’re looking for a healthier cookie alternative that’s just as lush as the classic then this recipe can’t be beat.
And, if you do make this vegan chocolate chip cookie recipe please let me know in the comments below what you think! I love hearing from you. And of course, tag me on Instagram with the hashtag #twospoons. Nothing makes me happier than to see your recreations.
VEGAN – VEGETARIAN – WHEAT-FREE – GLUTEN-FREE – DAIRY-FREE – SOY-FREE – REFINED SUGAR FREE