Vegan Cookies - thick, soft cookies loaded with gooey chocolate chunks! No one would ever know they're vegan! #vegancookies #chocolatechipcookies #chocolatechunkcookies | Recipe on thecookandhim.com

Posted in Recipes on 19.02.2019

Vegan Cookies

prep: 15 mins / cook: 15 mins / inactive: 0 mins / total: 30 mins / quantity: 20 cookies Print recipe?

Vegan Cookies - thick, soft cookies loaded with gooey chocolate chunks! No one would ever know they're vegan! #vegancookies #chocolatechipcookies #chocolatechunkcookies | Recipe on thecookandhim.com

Thick, soft vegan cookies loaded with gooey chocolate chunks! No one would ever know they’re vegan!

Purely in the interests of making sure this vegan cookies recipe works without a hitch for anyone that makes it, Basically I made it more than once.  Or twice.  Its important that you realize that had nothing to do with the fact that these are unquestionably some of the BEST vegan cookies I’ve ever tried.

Is there anything better than a fresh batch of cookies though?

Vegan Cookies - thick, soft cookies loaded with gooey chocolate chunks! No one would ever know they're vegan! #vegancookies #chocolatechipcookies #chocolatechunkcookies | Recipe on thecookandhim.com

What’s more is that we’re going for huge great chunks of chocolate in this vegan cookies recipe.  Not chips.  Only significantly giant chunks will do.  Because look at that melt, and no-one wants only to “occasionally” get a bit of chocolate in a cookie, do they?

Vegan Cookies - thick, soft cookies loaded with gooey chocolate chunks! No one would ever know they're vegan! #vegancookies #chocolatechipcookies #chocolatechunkcookies | Recipe on thecookandhim.com

As for other ingredients, well we’ve got …

Tahini – because tahini makes everything better.  If you have a nut alergy, omit the almond butter and double the tahini quantity instead

Almond butter – with the tahini this gives the cookies that soft, bakery style cookie texture

Cornflour – this helps stop the cookies spreading into giant puddles of cookie biscuit

Vegan Cookies - thick, soft cookies loaded with gooey chocolate chunks! No one would ever know they're vegan! #vegancookies #chocolatechipcookies #chocolatechunkcookies | Recipe on thecookandhim.com

At first I tried making these cookies a few ways –

Firstly I tried scooping by hand – messy.  And not in a good way.

Secondly I tried scooping with an ice cream scoop and leaving domed – tasted great but looked wrong.  Can’t explain why wrong.  Just wrong.

Then I tried scooping with an ice cream scoop, baking domed then flattening while still warm – similarly also wrong.

Eventually I tried scooping with an ice cream scoop then flattening before baking – EUREKA!

Vegan Cookies - thick, soft cookies loaded with gooey chocolate chunks! No one would ever know they're vegan! #vegancookies #chocolatechipcookies #chocolatechunkcookies | Recipe on thecookandhim.com

That’s actually a photo of them being flattened while still warm and I don’t know what it is exactly that makes them just look wrong but nonetheless, they look wrong to me!  Do you care how your cookies look?  Is it essential that every aspect of vegan cookies is just perfect?  They look a little like they’ve been sat on – not a good look on any cookie.

However, flattening them just a little after you’ve scooped them works perfectly. And of course, using an ice cream scoop also means you get mostly the same sized cookies too.  I’m not so hot at judging things like that by eye – we can end up with cookie famine and cookie feast all on the same tray.

Vegan Cookies - thick, soft cookies loaded with gooey chocolate chunks! No one would ever know they're vegan! #vegancookies #chocolatechipcookies #chocolatechunkcookies | Recipe on thecookandhim.com

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Vegan Cookies

prep: 15 mins / cook: 15 mins / inactive: 0 mins / total: 30 mins / quantity: 20 cookies

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup (115g) vegan spread
  • 1/4 cup (65g) tahini
  • 1/4 cup (65g) almond butter
  • 2/3 cup (140g) coconut sugar
  • 1/4 cup (60ml) unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 + 1/4 cups (185g) plain flour
  • 2 tblsp (20g) cornflour
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 1 cup (180g) bar of vegan chocolate

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 170 Fan / 190 C / 375 F / Gas 5 and line 2 large trays with baking parchment or silicon mats
  2. In a large bowl or the bowl of a stand mixer put the vegan spread, tahini, almond butter and coconut sugar and beat together with a wooden spoon or the paddle attachment
  3. Beat in the almond milk
  4. Add the flour, cornflour, baking powder and bicarb and beat in until just mixed
  5. Chop the bar of chocolate - use a large knife and chop carefully - you want to keep some largeish chunks
  6. Stir the chopped chocolate into the dough
  7. Scoop out even sized pieces of dough, about the size of a golf ball, using your hands, a spoon or an ice-cream scoop
  8. Place onto the tray and flatten lightly with a spoon or the palm of your hand then bake for 15 minutes
  9. Allow to cool on the tray for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely
  10. Store in an airtight container
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