Vegan chocolate chippers (aka the best cookies I’ve ever made) (subtitle: Can you believe I only ate three?)

[IMPORTANT EDIT: I made these at 6500 feet; back in MI, they turned out super dense and “functional tasting,” as my dad says. I’ve yet to figure out the exact fix, but in general I think less flour is necessary. I’ll update this again once I get it right… but I’ve made two batches and they’ve both turned out weird. It make take some time.]

I’ve been wanting chocolate chip cookies for a couple days now and since I’d spent the rest of today up til now doing yoga and working out and eating a delicious smoothie, and since it was now the hottest part of the day and I’d just be waiting around to run/hike anyway, I decided that it was Time. I looked around for vegan chocolate chip recipes but none really struck my fancy, so I took a risk and winged it.

And boy, did I soar.

The result of my risk-taking was this.

And this.

(Sorry for the Instagram photos, my D60 is still out of commission… and I just wanted quick pictures so I could eat them already!)

Vegan Chocolate Chippers (uber-delish version)
Makes 12 1-2″ ball cookies.
Preheat the oven to 375. Mix dry, then add the wet stuff. Ball up and stick em on a greased pan. Bake for about 18 minutes; the tops will be a bit soft but not too much, they’ll harden a bit as they cool, and the bottoms will be a bit crunchy. Try not to eat them all at once.

½ cup brown sugar
1 T honey
¾ cup whole wheat (or oat or pastry) flour
½ cup whole oats
about ½ – ¾ cup vanilla soy/almond milk
~2 T coconut oil
~1 T peanut butter (creamy and not the ‘natural’ kind, since that unfortunately doesn’t translate well into baking situations)
large splash of vanilla
coarse sea salt to taste (mixed in and sprinkled on top for a nice sweet/salty taste)
vegan dark chocolate chips (many as you like)(I used about 1/2 a cup in these, I think… possibly more. I just dumped in the rest of the bag.)

Approximate nutrition, in case you were wondering (per cookie):
150 cal, 7g fat, 2g protein, 14g sugar, 21 carbs, 2g fiber
Overall rating: Not Deadly, But Don’t Eat Them All

peace love and noms!
bec

PS. My lunch smoothie: 1 banana, some frozen berries, 2 giant handfuls of spinach, chia, flaxseed, and water.

Lunch! Banana, buncha spinach, a few berries, flax and chia, water. Sooo good.

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