Vegan Brownie Cookies

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2013-07-10 08.10.19

Brownies cookies are one of my favorite cookies. Sadly, I had difficulties perfecting them. I tried changing the ratio and using different ingredients. This time, it was a smashing success. Like most brownie cookies, these cookies have the same fudgey and chewy consistency without the extra saturated fat and sugar content. Plus they are not as caloric. Heck, these brownie cookies don’t contain any eggs making them completely vegan. But unlike most cookies, the technique involving making these brownie cookies requires a couple of hours of refrigeration prior to baking them. The reason for that is to allow the dough to solidify; making them easier for you to form cookie balls. This method only applies if the batter is too watery. You can even make this batter a day in advance and refrigerate it overnight. These chewy brownie cookies are one of my easiest dessert recipes. How complicated does making cookies need to be? These vegan brownie cookies are easy treats that scream for a cold glass of milk. And it’s entirely possible to make them gluten-free too! These cookies barely lasted a day.

For this recipe, you will need:

  1. 1 1/2 cup of flour
  2. 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda
  3. 1/4 teaspoon of baking powder
  4. 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  5. 1/2 cup of cocoa powder
  6. 3/4 cup of bittersweet chocolate chips
  7. 1/3 cup of applesauce or non-dairy milk
  8. 1/2 cup of cooked white beans shelled and completely pureed
  9. 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract
  10. 1/2 cup of granulated sugar
  11. 1/3 cup of oil

Instructions

In a large bowl, mix together the applesauce, flax seeds, pureed beans, oil, sugar and vanilla until smooth. Sift in the remaining ingredients (not including chocolate chips) and stir until a dough forms. Fold in the chips. Refrigerate for 6 hours or until solidified.  Preheat your oven to 350º and line two baking sheets with parchment paper. Roll the dough into about 1 1/2″ balls and place them on the cookies sheets, at least 2″ apart in case of spreading. Bake for about 10 minutes. FOR THE LOVE OF GOD, DO NOT OVER-BAKE!!! Over-baking these cookies would be a crying shame now, wouldn’t it? Brownie cookies are not meant to be hockey pucks.

Yields 24 cookies

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