Cookie lovers unite! These Almond Joy Cookies are the real deal! Let be real, is there anything better in this world than a warm cookie straight from the oven? I think not. Dreams really do come true with these vegan coconut almond chocolate chip cookies! They are soft, rich, melt-in-your-mouth kind of cookies. Inspired by the classic Almond Joy, your taste buds are in for a real treat.
So I’m going to let you in on a little secret, I’ve gotten myself hooked on the Great British Bake Off show on Netflix, and let me tell you – it’s been driving my sweet tooth crazyyy. How can anyone watch a show about people baking these amazing cakes and pies without wanting to jump through the screen and eat everything in site? While I can’t attest that these cookies are as yummy as the stuff you see in this show, I promise you these vegan Almond Joy cookies are delicious and dying for you to bake them, eat them, and love them.
Vegan Cookies 101:
Vegan baking isn’t really hard at all! You just got to get use to working with new ingredients. Here are some of my go-to tips when making vegan cookies.
Eggs: When a recipe calls for eggs, you can swap them out with flaxseed! Not only is flaxseed way healthier than eggs, they make a great binding agent in baking. Substitute 1 egg with 1 Tablespoon ground flaxseeds with 3 Tablespoons water. If you let the mixture sit for 5-10 minutes, you’ll notice it gets gelatinous (like an egg) and you can add to your cookie recipe!
Butter: Okay people, we all know butter taste so so good, but there’s vegan brands out there that taste like the real deal too! However, I LOVE using coconut oil in my vegan cookies! Not only does it give your cookies a subtle coconut flavor (which in my opinion is a plus), coconut oil has major health benefits! Yep, you read that right. Cookies can have major health benefits (okay, I jumbled that sentence and full disclosure, I’m not a doctor. I’ll always encourage you to eat more cookies!)
What I love about these Almond Joy cookies is they come out so soft and pillowy. In my biased opinion, that’s the best type of cookie on the market! Eat these straight from the oven for some ooey-gooey chocolate melt-in-your-mouth experience! I promise you won’t have any regrets!
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Vegan Coconut Almond Chocolate Chip Cookies
These cookies are to die for and call for natural ingredients, making them a simple and delicious treat.
- 1/4 cup coconut oil solid
- 1/8 cup cane sugar
- 1/4 cup coconut sugar
- 1 1/2 flax egg (1.5 Tablespoons flax + 4.5 Tablespoons water - see notes)
- 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
- 3/4 cup flour
- 1/3 cup chocolate chips
- 1/8 cup sliced almonds
- 1/8 cup shredded coconut (sweetened or unsweetened. I used unsweetened.)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit
Make flax egg and place in fridge to set
Add coconut oil, sugar, flax egg, almond extract, baking soda, baking powder, and salt to mixing bowl
Mix with hand mixer until wet sand texture
Add flour to wet mixture 1/2 cup at a time until dough like texture
Fold in chocolate chips, coconut, and almonds
Roll into balls and flatten slightly on baking sheet
Bake for 10 - 12 minutes
Let cool 2-3 minutes
Substitute eggs in baking with a 1:1 ratio! 1 Tablespoon ground flax seed + 2 Tablespoons water = 1 egg
This recipe was loosely adapted by the Vegan Richa
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