Vegan Flourless Chocolate Chip Cookies
I may have just turned off … 45? percent of those reading just by typing out “vegan” and “flourless” next to each other, but hear me out: these are good. They’re so good, in fact, that at a recent lunch party at my parents’ house I put a plate of these cookies on the table, said not a word, and watched as they were devoured. (My mom called them ‘addictive’ in fact.) I’m not here to argue that eating vegan or eating flourless is the ‘right’ way to eat, but I will argue that these cookies are decadently delicious and maybe the tiniest bit good for you, too. Well, you can make a batch yourself and let me know.
Makes about 2 dozen small cookies.
1 1/2 cups almond flour (I made my own)
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons coconut oil
1/4 cup sugar or maple syrup
1 tablespoon molasses
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
3/4 cup chocolate chips
Oven to 350 F.
Whisk the baking soda and salt into the almond flour in a large bowl. In another bowl, whisk the coconut oil, sugar or maple syrup, molasses and vanilla together. Stir the wet ingredients into the flour mixture. Stir in the chocolate chips.
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Scoop out dough by the teaspoonful and roll into balls, then arrange evenly on the baking sheet. Bake about 10-12 minutes until very lightly browned. Remove from oven and cool on a rack.