Vegan Chocolate Chip Thank You Cookies

March 30, 2011

Vegan.

Gluten-free.

Cookie.

Dough.

Baked.

And so addictive, you’ll think they’re made with crack. But crack probably isn’t vegan (or gluten-free, or even something you’d want to consume if you’re reading my blog since you’re obviously interested in healthy things…) so you’re safe.

A long time ago, in a far away galaxy, as Katie would say, a fun and amazing yogi, personal trainer, and best friend named Anne, had a Superbowl party (I told you it was a long time ago). During this Superbowl party Anne made vegan brownies and cookies. Lori, from What Runs Lori and eater of said brownies and cookies, loved the cookies so much that she decided to nag Anne until she gave up her secret… and that’s where it all began…

Or that’s where the recipe came from. I just made them gluten free. But damn, they’re good. Make these for someone you need to thank… and trust me, thank them you will.

Chocolate Chip Thank You Cookies

[vegan and gluten-free, and made with appreciation]

adapted to be gluten-free from Anne’s recipe

  • 2 1/4 cups gluten-free flour mix
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp Xanthan Gum
  • 1/2 cup organic turbinado gugar (Sugar in the Raw) <–key to a wonderful crunch!
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar (or NuNatural’s Baking Blend)
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 tsp vanilla extact
  • 2 flax eggs (2 tbsp ground flax, soaked in 6 tbsp warm water for 5 min)
  • 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup walnuts (optional, obviously)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Combine flour, baking soda, and salt together in a medium bowl.

Beat sugars and butter on medium speed until light and fluffy.  Add vanilla and flax eggs and beat until combined.

Slowly add flour mixture and mix until combined.  Stir in chocolate chips.

Drop by rounded tablespoons, 3 inches apart on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.  Bake 10 min or until lightly browned and cool on baking sheet for 2 min.  Cool completely on wire racks.

(You can also see more pictures of cookies (yay!) in Food Porn)

And you do know what today is, don’t you? Why, it’s the last day of the Date Syrup giveaway aaaaaaaaaaaaannnnnnnnnddddddddddd Boyfriend’s birthday!!!

Happy Birthday, Sascha! 27 years old… you’re all grown up now time to grow up. 😉

Boyfriend gets the monster cookie. 😉

So. Much. Sugar.

What is your favorite thing to bake?

Baking or cooking? Which do you prefer?

Have you entered my giveaway yet? It’s the last day!!

 

{ 15 comments… read them below or add one }

Leashieloo March 31, 2011 at 3:36 PM

Eeeee! They look so delicioso!

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Amber Shea @Almost Vegan March 30, 2011 at 1:10 PM

That monster cookie looks insane! NOM NOM.

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Ela March 30, 2011 at 12:43 PM

Sounds like a great cookie–and what a wonderful way to pass thanks on!

Happy birthday to Sascha.

I think I prefer cooking, but I do quite a lot of baking also, I just don’t eat any of it at this point! Even my gf peeps love their butter and sugar, and I have more flair for raw desserts… Our teeny tiny toaster oven is kinda hard to make cookies in too.

I think you’d laugh at my latest recipe disaster…
Oh, and I haven’t played much with Nunaturals baking mix: does it work well for you? Do you sub out some flour and some sugar, or just sugar, when you use it?
thanks
love
Ela

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Sara Meets Life March 30, 2011 at 12:15 PM

I prefer cooking over baking, just because I love trying new recipes anddd I love dinner foods more than desserts (I’m weird, I know 😉 )

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Liz @ IHeartVegetables March 30, 2011 at 8:28 AM

Hahahaha crack probably isn’t vegan… good point 😉

These cookies look TERRIFIC!

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melissa March 30, 2011 at 8:15 AM

Okay I use to make these cookies called tiger cookies ..they remind me of the monster cookie you gave to the birthday boy:) Ps Happy Birthday Sascha!!
I haven’t had cookies in so long..perfect timing:)

Favorite thing to bake…hmm that’s a hard one. I love banana bread as it makes the house smell amazing but I would say any kind of cookie (that contains chocolate in some form) is my favorite thing to bake…and eat:)

I’m way better at baking but I really want to get better at cooking (spice combining especially) and not have to resort to using a recipe all the time.

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Alyssa @ Life of bLyss March 30, 2011 at 7:19 AM

YUM, YUM, YUM. I reeeally want to make these.

and happy birthday to Sascha! what an awesome friend you are. 🙂

I definitely would choose baking… but my waistline says otherwise. 😉

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nelly March 30, 2011 at 7:01 AM

happy bday lori’s boyfriend…enjoy your monster cookie…

those little teeny tiny cookies sound incredible!!! need to make them stat!

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Katie March 30, 2011 at 6:23 AM

YALL – MAKE THESE COOKIES!!!!

Lori – I can’t thank you enough for this recipe. I was thinking last night how much I NEED cookies and I don’t have any. I’m so making these TODAY.

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Alisa Fleming March 30, 2011 at 6:21 AM

Happy birthday Sascha!

Favorite thing to bake – cookies of course! I just might bake these with some of our leftover flours. Hmmm…

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Sable@SquatLikeALady March 30, 2011 at 5:20 AM

I….am now not even going to bother posting my vegan whole grain chocolate chip cookie recipe. LOL it is identical except I used whole grain pastry flour and a chia egg instead of flax. Hahaha. Same wavelength?

Happy birthday, lucky recipient of the monster cookie! I am very very jealous.

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alyssa - fashion fitness foodie March 30, 2011 at 5:11 AM

happy birthday Sascha!

is he willing to share that big cookie 🙂

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Pure2raw twins March 30, 2011 at 4:18 AM

I want that cookie!! oh gosh I miss my sweets

Happy birthday to ur man!!

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christina March 30, 2011 at 4:13 AM

MMM they look so good! i love the monster cookie.

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Kat March 30, 2011 at 3:53 AM

Hol moly that is some cookie! I love the big hunks of chocolate you used! I am always on the lookout for a healthier chocolate chip cookies since they are my hubbys fav!

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