Vegan (but very naughty) Chocolate Chunk Cookies

It’s been a week of birthdays at work, with one more still to come next week; mine! So I’ve been baking a variety of sweet vegan treats.

I went mainstream (read “sugary”) with these chocolate chunk cookies. I find they go down the best with non-vegans and proves that it is possible to have your fave naughty treats whilst on a plant based diet.

I’ve been trying to keep the dreaded added sugar out of my diet recently, but even I succumbed to these – I ate 2, straight out of the oven – oops!

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This recipe makes about 15 large cookies :

What you’ll need :

🍪 150g unrefined light brown sugar
🍪 250g unrefined plain flour
🍪 100g dark chocolate, chopped in to chunks
🍪 125g dairy-free margarine
🍪 100g maple syrup
🍪 1 tablespoon vanilla extract

And how you do it :

Preheat your oven to 180C
Cream together the sugar + margarine

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Mix in the maple syrup + vanilla extract
Then slowly add the flour, bit by bit, mixing as you go

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Lastly add your dark chocolate chunks

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Spoon on to a lined baking tray and bake for about 15-20 minutes, or until golden brown

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Remove from the oven, leave the cookies on the baking paper but cool on a wire rack. Or do as I did and eat – just to check they’re ok, of course!

Here are the brands I used because they are suitable for vegans :

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This cookie recipe is pretty versatile and could be adapted to make lots of other cookies flavours. Why not try adding peanut butter or nuts too?

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