As a thank you to my wonderful two week internship at the coolest Hamburg App that exists, aka Findeling, I baked some cookies for all of them. I got a little request for this recipe, so here it is 😋 These are my all-time favorite cookies to bake, because they seriously are easy, don’t take long and are completely vegan. If it’s supposed to replace a normal “American cookie”, be a rich gooey cookie bar or just the base layer of Slutty Brownies, this is how you do it:
CCC (Chocolate Chip C-Ookies) 108gr (1/2 cup) coconut oil(soft or melted) 3/4 cup brown sugar (or 1/2 cup normal sugar + 1 tbsp of molasses) 1/4 cup (62ml) plant based milk (I have used almond, soy or cashew) → cream coc. oil and brown sugar together, then add almond milk 2 cups flour (3/4 cup whole wheat, 1+1/4 white) 1 tsp baking soda 1 tsp baking powder 1 tsp vanilla + a tad of salt → mix all the dry ingredients, then add to moist ingredients 3/4 cup (~132 gr) chocolatey chunks (I used mixed dark & white chocolate chips) → finally dump in the chocolate
As cookies: form into ping pong sized balls, smash them flat with your hand and bake for 8min at 175º C (350º Fahrenheit).
As cookie bars (really munchy, gooey and almost better than the cookies): press into form* (roughly 1.5cm thick so “high”) and bake for 20ish minutes (I’ve done anything between 15-30min and they’ve always tasted awesome) at 175º C (350º Fahrenheit).
*(this recipes makes slightly more than for a 9×9″ (23x23cm) form, so use the leftover cookie dough for a few normal cookies, freeze it to top your next ice cream sundae feast or use a corner of another form
For Slutty Brownies: (triple decker brownies with a chocolate chip cookie base, oreos in between, and brownies (s.recipe below) to top it off)
→ press the chocolate chip cookie bar (see recipe above) into a form (9×9″ = 23x23cm)
→ layer with oreos (just place them on top so they fill up the whole form)
→ top with brownie recipe below ↓ (and bake for 30min at 175ºC)
Vegan Brownies (adapted by Minimalist Baker) 224gr (1 cup) margarine 1 cup brown + 1/2 cup granulated or normal sugar 4 flax eggs ( mix 4tbs ground flax with 10tbs water, stir and rest for 5min) 1 cup (120gr) cocoa powder + a tad of salt 1tsp vanilla → cream margarine, sugar, flax eggs, cocoa powder, salt and vanilla 1.5 tsp baking powder 1.5 cup flour 116gr (2/3 cup) chopped chocolate → mix dry ingredients, then add to the other mixture → lastly add chopped chocolate
Whomever I’ve made these for, they’ve gotten praised by all. And then people hear that they’re vegan and seriously don’t believe it anymore. If you need a quick and easy version I’d just make some cookies… or brownies. Although cookie bars beat all of them! And if you have more patience and time then Slutty Brownies are a super fun endeavour! Perfect to bake as a twosome, not at all difficult, a course of batters to sample (without any inedible raw foods), lots of options to smear your camera full of chocolate and dough for a scrumptious outcome!