One of our sweetest reviewers, Nicole of Another One Bites the Crust, dove into the cookie recipes from the new cookbook Sweet Utopia: Simply Stunning Vegan Desserts and came across this fudgy chip vegan cookies. I think her words say it all:
I sat in awe staring at each page, contemplating which recipes to bake today. I flipped over to the cookie section and I was struck by two side-by-side cookie recipes, Chocolate Chippers and Fudgy Chip Cookies … The Chocolate Chippers, in particular, reminded me of the cookies my grandma used to make when I was younger. Soft, chewy, and very sweet … The Fudgy Chip Cookies live up to their name! These chocolate-packed treats are indeed fudgy and incredibly rich. They are the perfect cookie to dip into your favorite non-dairy milk.
Special Diet Notes: Fudgy Chip Vegan Cookies
By ingredients, this recipe is dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, optionally nut-free, peanut-free, optionally soy-free, vegan, plant-based, and vegetarian.
- 2-1⁄4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1⁄2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 11⁄2 cups granulated sugar
- 1 cup dairy-free margarine, slightly softened but not at room temperature (Earth Balance has two soy-free options)
- 1⁄2 cup dairy-free milk alternative
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1 cup dairy-free chocolate chips
- 2⁄3 cup chopped nuts of choice (optional)*
- Preheat the oven to 350ºF and oil 3 baking sheets.
- Sift the flour, cocoa powder, and baking powder into a bowl.
- In a separate large bowl, combine the sugar and vegan butter substitute and beat with a wooden spoon until creamy. Beat in the soymilk and vanilla extract. Add the flour mixture and stir to combine. Stir in the chocolate chips and optional nuts.
- If the dough is very soft, refrigerate it for about 20 minutes. Form the dough into 11⁄2-inch balls using wet hands and arrange them on the prepared baking sheets about 2 inches apart. Press down lightly on each ball so the top is flattened.
- Bake for 14 to 15 minutes. They will not look as “done” as other cookies, as they will not be firm or dry. Make sure you do not overbake them or they will be hard, not chewy. Cool on racks. Store in a sealed container.