Gluten-Free Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies

Happy Memorial Day everyone! I apologize for not posting as often as I used to but my life has been pretty uneventful. Work, workouts, food, and very little play. Also, very little variety. I'm on a good routine and if I wrote about it, all the my posts would look exactly the same. Boring, I know. You should thank me! ;-) But not today my friends. Nope! Because this Memorial Day Weekend, I got together with my fellow infrequent blogger Adventures of a New York Gypsy to make COOKIES!

We have twin sweet-tooths. It was inevitable that we were going to bake cookies so we hit up Mrs. Green's and gathered the ingredients:

gluten_free_ingredientsFyi, our recipe was inspired by Sarah Bakes G Free's recipe which can be found here.

  • 2 1/2 cups Red Mill Gluten-Free All Purpose Baking Flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 cup organic coconut sugar
  • 1/2 cup organic light brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons coconut oil, softened
  • 1/4 cup Almond Milk
  • 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup dairy, nut, and soy free chocolate chips
  • 1 cup dark chocolate chips (optional if your not really vegan and can't live without dark chocolate....GUILTY)

Steps:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Line baking sheets with parchment paper.
  3. Sift together baking flour, baking soda, and sea salt to a bowl and set aside.
  4. In a large mixing bowl, beat together the coconut sugar, brown sugar, coconut oil, almond milk, maple syrup, and vanilla.  Beat until smooth. This was hard for us because we didn't soften the coconut oil. You definitely should.  Screenshot_2013-05-26-19-23-07
  5. Add the flour mixture and chocolate chips to the large bowl.  Stir until combined.  (We first attempted to do this in a Ninja. However, the dough got stuck and we had to remove it and do it by hand.)
  6. Stare in awe over the fact that you just made cookie dough with no eggs or egg substitute!
  7. Wash your hands and make little cookie dough balls and drop them onto the prepared baking sheet. Screenshot_2013-05-26-19-22-47
  8. Bake for 10 minutes or until golden brown.
  9. Place cookies on cooling rack to cool completely.IMAG0136
  10. Enjoy!IMAG0140

These are the very first gluten free cookies I've ever had and I really enjoyed them. So did my bf and my gluten-free expert Lisa.

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Please note: Sweets are sweets. Just because they are gluten-free or vegan doesn't mean they shouldn't be consumed in moderation!