Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies

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I love chocolate chip cookies! In fact, I cannot resist a fresh, warm chocolate chip cookie out of the oven, and then dip in a nice cold glass of milk. yummm.

But today, I wanted to try something new. My cousin once gave me a “Nana’s Cookies”; these cookies are gluten free and not made with butter. They do not have butter or eggs!  And were scrumptious. So, I decided to try to make a similar cookie to the one gluten free cookie. This recipe uses some uncommon ingredients to the American home, including coconut oil and molasses.

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After chilling the dough for atleast 25 hours. I baked these little goodies up, and they were SO DELICIOUS! They have a hint flavor of coconut and that s the only true difference I can taste. When they were fresh out of the oven, I topped them with fleur de sel. It complimented the sweetness so well. Ooey gooey in the outside with a crispy outside. Yum. 🙂

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This recipe is adapted from Braisen Woman.

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose or whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup melted coconut oil
  • 3/4 cup granualte sugar
  • 2 tablespoons unsulphered molasses (use “light” or “original” molasses, not blackstrap)
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 6 ounces semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • large-flaked sea salt (Fleur de Sel)

Cream together the melted coconut oil, sugar,water. molasses, and cornstarch, until smooth. Add the vanilla extract mix until incorporated. Next, add the dry ingredients- flour, baking soda, and salt.

Once the dough is formed, fold in the chocolate chips. Do not over mix dough.

Using a 1-in. cookie scooper, form cookie dough balls on a cookie sheet and refrigerate for atleast 24hrs.

The following day, preheat oven to 350 degrees. Bake chilled cookie dough on a lined parchment paper cookie sheet for 10 minutes or until golden brown on the edges. The center should be crisped, but the inside should be slightly under-baked

Before placing the cookies on a cooling rack, sprinkle the hot cookies with fleur de sel, then cool and enjoy!

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