Double Chocolate Cookies
Cookies. Soft & chewy in the middle, slightly crunchy on the outside, that's the dream right there. Well tick, tick and tick honeybunches because these cookies satisfye all those dreams and more. They are so good and deadly easy, it's pretty wonderfully quick to whip these together, bang them in the oven for 10 minutes and then shut the back door because a) they're outrageously good, and b) you'll find them extreamily hard to share.
These aren't trying to be anything other than stupidly good cookies honeybunches, so they're not really free from anything other than animal products - which is something I think you'll find that once you wrap you're mouth around them, is absolutely fine.
- 1/2 cup coconut oil (you could use cold vegan butter instead)
- 1/2 cup caster sugar
- 1/3 cup brown sugar (you could use coconut sugar here)
- 1 tsp vanilla (paste, extract, essence etc.)
- 1/4 cup plant mylk
- 1 cup plain flour
- 1/3 cup cocoa powder
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp baking powder
- generous pinch of cinnamon
- pinch of salt
- 1/4 cup quick oats/oat bran/rolled oats (your pick)
- 2 handfuls vegan chocolate chips (or chopped dark chocolate)
- Preheat the oven to 180C.
- In a large bowl, combine the coconut oil and both sugars together with a wooden spoon until pretty well combined. If the coconut oil is really firm, you may have to settle with a mostly smooth crumbly texture which is fine.
- Add the vanilla and mylk to the bowl and stir until smooth.
- Sift the flour, cocoa, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon and salt into the bowl. Add the quick oats and stir with a wooden spoon until combined into a cookie dough. You will probably find it easier to switch to using your hand after mixing with the spoon for a bit. It will come together very easily with a bit of hand-action.
- Add the chocolate chips and disperse throughout the dough.
- Grab two baking trays and grease/line with baking paper. Roll balls of the dough (slightly smaller than a ping-pong ball is what I went for) in your hands and arrange on the tray with a little space in between. They don't spread like crazy though, so you can at least fit 12 onto a standard-sized tray. Don't flatten them down or anything as the oven will do all that magic.
- Bake for 10-12 minutes in the preheated oven. They should still look a little soft in the middle when you take them out. Leave to stand (on the tray or on a drying rack) for at least 10 minutes before tucking in. Enjoy honeybunches!!