Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Almost Vegan Mint Chocolate Cookies

So these are almost vegan but I use honey, so technically they're vegetarian.

Wet Ingredients:
1/2 C. Vegetable or Canola oil
1/2 cup raw sugar**
1/2 - 3/4 cup honey (replace with 1/2 C maple syrup + 1/4 C agave to make vegan)
1 TBS almond milk (or soy, coconut, ect)
1 TSP vanilla exctract
1/2-3/4 C chopped fresh mint (Depending on how strong you want it)

Dry Ingredients:
2 C whole wheat pastry flour
1/2 cup unsweetened natural cocoa powder
1/4 TSP salt
1 TSP baking soda
1 TSP baking powder

Preheat oven to 350°

1. Whisk together the wet ingredients in a medium sized bowl
2. Sift the dry ingredients into a separate bowl.
3. Add the wet ingredients into the dry until just combined.
4. Drop by tablespoon (or roll into balls) onto a baking sheet and bake for 10 minutes. Cool on a wire rack.

You'll notice some of the cookies have a topping. I made an icing/ganache by combining 1/2 cup cocoa powder, 3 TBS honey (or agave) and2 tablespoons melted coconut oil and spooned it on top then refrigerated them for 10 minutes.

**I used a vanilla sugar. When I scrap my vanilla beans I put the extra in a jar with sugar and shake it once or twice a day.

1 comment:

  1. Yay chocolate! Look great, Morphine. Veggie soup below looks good, too.