eggless crunchy dark chocolate cookiesAugust 3, 2012
apparently, i haven’t posted these scottish ‘biscuits’ until now. they were a go-to cookie recipe for a long time when i lived with vegans. chocolatey is probably my least favorite taste in the cookie sphere, but it’s nice to break up the flow of chewy cinnamon cookies every once in a while. perfection is monotonous.
i’ve made these cookies for many a vegan, and the typical response is, “give me the recipe”.
people swear there are walnuts in this recipe. there are no nuts at all. the secret?
RAW STEEL-CUT OATS.
i know it sounds weird, but the nutty crunch in the finished cookies is awesome. you will probably find yourself adding steel-cut oats to all kinds of baked goods once you try this.
3/4 cup all purpose flour (a pinch of powdered coconut is great in there, too)
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature (works well vegan, too; use something with a buttery flavor.)
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 tablespoons steel-cut oats
1/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips
don’t overbeat. chill a few mins before baking. grease cookie sheet. ~ tablespoon-sized dough balls; press the tops down. 350. bake until tops crack – check em at 9 mins.