Vegan Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Two things are unacceptable:  I keep forgetting to buy butter, and there’s a spider on my ceiling that my cat can’t reach.

Two solutions have presented themselves:  Make vegan cookies, and construct some sort of winged apparatus to send my cat into flight, thus into spider hunting range.

So far, I’ve got the cookies.  The cat wings have proven more difficult.  This mancat of mine doesn’t seem very aerodynamic.  Why don’t cat tails double as some sort of cat helicopter blade?  That would solve this stupid spider situation for sure.

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Sunflower seeds covered in chocolate and a hard candy shell.  The candy shell makes them precious, darling, and edible by the fistful.

Ps.  The sunflower seeds are less than vegan.  Vegan chocolate chunks are a great replacement for those of you who are down with the vegan thing.

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These cookies are adapted from my favorite vegan cookie recipe from Organic and Chic.  The original recipe is for spicy ginger cookies.  They’re dense, cakey, cookie biscuits.  I love them.

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Applesauce, oil, and flax seed meal moisten these cookies, giving them a chewy bite and ample body.

Yea…  these cookies have body.

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Chocolate, espresso powder, and a touch of cinnamon are all packed into this batter.  The sunflower seeds make these cookies spring, sprung, flowery, and bright… vegan chocolate chunks would also be wonderful.

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Rolled in sugar and slightly under-baked,  I think these cookies are a treat.  I have a giant bag of them in my freezer.  I share… I’ll probably share.


Recipe adapted from Organic and Chic.

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**For extra deliciousness:  add 1 teaspoon instant espresso powder and 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon to the dry ingredients, sift together, and proceed as recipe instructs.

223 thoughts on “Vegan Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookies

  1. Does your cat stare at the spider longingly, then finally give up and come meow at you, as if to say “Mommy, get it for me!!!”

    Mine does. I think we’ve spoiled her.

  2. I actually smiled when I saw that cookie on your blog today. Even though the weather continues to be total crap in the Northeast. Thanks for the beautiful cookie recipe!

  3. Replace sugar with honey and the cookies could be sold at health food stores, even doctors may recommend it:)

    You could leave a few lying around and maybe the spider will become attracted to it, the hardest part is to make sure no one else gets to it before the spider:)

  4. Joy, you mentioned cinnamon and espresso powder, but I don’t see them in the recipe. I’m not a vegan, but these look good to me!

  5. I’m totally with you, Ruth! Those cookies look so sweet! I’ve never seen those coloured sunflower seeds, but they are a hit!

  6. Wow, those candy covered sunflower seeds look absolutely amazing!! Actually, the cookies look delicious, too, I love the colours :)
    Where can you get these little sunflower morsels from? Are they only available in the States?
    I live in New Zealand, and have never seen them before!
    I’m intrigued :)

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