Dairy Free Double Chocolate Cookies

Requested by a colleague who was wondering why I hadn’t brought any bakes into the office in a while. Truth is, I’m still baking just eating them all to myself because I’ve been running to and from the office home with a teeny rucksack (yes I look silly!).

Here are my double chocolate cookies which are free from eggs, dairy and gluten. Yet you wouldn’t be able to tell! With only 10 minutes in the oven, these cookies are gooey and melt in your mouth. You must try!

Double chocolate because you can never have enough chocolate right? But compared to your supermarket cookies, these are actually far more nutritious for you. One reason being that they are completely free from any refined sugar. The coconut sugar adds the sweetness so do not fear that they won’t be sweet enough.

The half an hour in the fridge allows the dough to set and solidify which means when you bake them they will spread less. Leaving much more compact gooey nutty cookies, plus easier to mould into cookie shapes.

makes 8 cookies
takes approx. 45 minutes in total.

Ingredients

60ml coconut oil (melted and cooled)
50g coconut sugar
1 flax egg (1 tablespoon flaxseed mixed with 2 tablespoons of water. Then let stand for 5 minutes before using)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
½ teaspoon of bicarbonate of soda
½ teaspoon of salt

30g cacao powder
170g almond flour (I blitzed whole almonds in a food processor – cheaper!)
75g dark chocolate (chopped into chunks)
50g walnuts (chopped)
salt to sprinkle

Method
1. In a mixing bowl, combine your coconut oil, sugar, flax egg and vanilla. Mix until smooth.
2. Next, add your almond flour, salt, bicarbonate of soda, and cacao powder. Combine.
3. Fold in your dark chocolate and walnuts, then place in fridge for half an hour.
4. Heat oven to 180°C/350°F, and on a baking tray scoop your mixture into 8 even shape cookies. Use a circular object/mould if need be.
5. Sprinkle with salt and bake for 10 minutes.

Notes
Try not to over bake, you want to keep some gooeyness.
Store in an airtight container and consume within 5 days if you can make it last that long.

Enjoy! – share and tag your creations with me on Instagram @whatluceeats

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