Wednesday 15 May 2013

Chocolate chip cookies (that just happen to be vegan)

A few months ago I was going to see my friend A, and I wanted to bake something simple that I could take with me. A is vegan and so I found a recipe on the internet for vegan cookies - the idea being, these are great tasting cookies that just happen to be vegan. I got the recipe from Instructables and adapted it slightly to add extra cocoa powder.

You need:
2 cups plain flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 cup cocoa powder
3/4 cup vegan chocolate chips - I chopped a bar of dark chocolate into small chunks
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup vegetable oil or vegan margarine
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 cup dairy-free milk eg soya, almond

Here's the chocolate I used - as I mentioned before, plain chocolate is often vegan

I chopped it into chunks and mixed the dry ingredients and chocolate in a bowl

Adding the cocoa powder

I used vegan margarine rather than oil; I creamed it in and added the milk then mixed everything together to make a chunky mixture 

Stir well so you have a thick mixture

Drop spoonfuls of the mixture onto a lined baking sheet

Bake at 180C for about 10-15 mins until the cookies are firm but still a little soft, they will continue to firm up as they cool and you still want them to be chewy on the inside.

These tasted really nice and were very quick and simple to make.

I'm sending this to Tea Time Treats, hosted by Karen at Lavender and Lovage and Kate of What Kate Baked,  as their theme this month is biscuits and cookies. These aren't the fanciest cookies I've ever made but it's a nice recipe, whether you are cooking for vegans or not, so I wanted to share it.


  1. look and sound good.i expect they tasted just as good as normal ones.

  2. Excellent Caroline and a super gift for a vegan friend too!


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