Almond butter and coconut oil replace dairy butter and eggs in these vegan treats, giving them the crisp but chewy texture that we all love. On its own, chocolate is a vegan ingredient but dairy products are often introduced during processing. Some chocolate chips may not be labeled vegan, but if they do not contain dairy products, such as whey, casein, milk, milk fat and milk solids, they are vegan. Check labels carefully.

Carolyn Casner
Source: EatingWell.com, February 2019

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Recipe Summary

active:
20 mins
total:
1 hr 25 mins
Servings:
15
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Whisk white whole-wheat flour, all-purpose flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a medium bowl. Whisk sugar, coconut oil, water, almond butter and vanilla in a large bowl. Add the flour mixture to the sugar mixture and stir until just combined. Fold in chocolate chips. Cover the bowl and let stand at room temperature at least 30 minutes.

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Using about 1 heaping tablespoon per cookie, drop mounds of dough, at least 1 inch apart, on the prepared baking sheet. Flatten the mounds to create 2-inch-wide cookies. Bake until lightly browned, 10 to 14 minutes. Let the cookies cool on the baking sheet for 2 minutes, then transfer to a rack to cool completely. Repeat with the remaining dough.

Tips

To make ahead: The cookies will keep in an airtight container for up to 3 days or in the freezer for up to 2 months.

Nutrition Facts

231 calories; protein 3.4g 7% DV; carbohydrates 27.7g 9% DV; dietary fiber 2g 8% DV; sugars 13.8g; fat 12.6g 19% DV; saturated fat 7.5g 38% DV; vitamin a iu 0.2IU; folate 28.3mcg 7% DV; calcium 58.5mg 6% DV; iron 2mg 11% DV; magnesium 27.1mg 10% DV; potassium 102.6mg 3% DV; sodium 151.4mg 6% DV; thiamin 0.1mg 7% DV; added sugar 14g.