I don't make cookies often. Not only because I find them a bit tedious to make, but also because they tend to have a lot of sugar and require butter to get that perfect cookie-texture.
But, I'm always trying to find a great dairy-free cookie, and I think I've come close to one of my favorites.
What you'll need to make Chocolate Chunk Cookies - makes 20-30 cookies:
- 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup rolled oats (not quick-cook)
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/4 cup coconut oil, melted
- 1/4 organic cane sugar
- 1/4 maple syrup
- 2 eggs
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/3 cup chopped walnuts
- 1/3 cup chopped dark chocolate bar of your choice (I used sea salt + almond) - I looove using bars instead of chips because you tend to get larger pieces of chocolate and you can add a variety of flavor to whatever you're making!
In a medium mixing bowl, thoroughly combine dry ingredients: flour, oats, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. In a separate medium mixing bowl, whisk together wet ingredients: coconut oil, sugar, maple syrup, eggs, and vanilla.
Slowly add dry ingredients to wet ingredients, using a spatula to make sure all dry ingredients are incorporated into the wet. You'll get a sticky, caramel-colored dough. Fold in walnuts and chocolate chunks. Cover the bowl and set aside on the counter for 10-15 minutes - this will allow dough to come together and not be as sticky when you form the cookies! At this point, preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
Using a TBS measure, scoop 1 TBS dough on to baking sheet and press down with your fingers to flatten into disc (tip: spray the TBS measure with non-stick cooking spray so the dough doesn't stick!). Repeat until you're out of dough. These cookies won't spread, so you can keep them pretty close together.
Bake for 15-18 minutes, until golden. Transfer to plate or cooling rack. Allow to cool completely before storing, or be like me and grab one hot out of the oven and pretend you don't burn your mouth...
Sit back and treat yourself this Sunday with a large mug of coffee and one of these delicious cookies!