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Let it suffice to say that these are possibly my favorite cookies of all time; we mainly make them at Christmas to INDULGE! They are from the awesomely wonderful "Vive Le Vegan" by Dreena Burton, one of my veg food idols!
- 3⁄4 cup unbleached white flour or 3⁄4 cup spelt flour, plus
- 1 tablespoon unbleached white flour (see note) or 1 cup spelt flour (see note)
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1⁄2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1⁄2 cup dried shredded coconut, unsweetened
- 1⁄4 cup sugar
- 1⁄4 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄3 cup maple syrup
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1⁄2 teaspoon coconut extract
- 1⁄4 cup canola oil
- 1⁄3 cup carob chips (I use unsweetened)
- 1⁄3 cup chopped pecans, toasted
- Preheat oven to 350. Stir together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, coconut, sugar and salt.
- In a separate bowl, combine the maple syrup, extracts, and oil, then stir in the carob chips and tasted pecans.
- Add the wet ingredients to the dry and stir just until they're well combined (don't overmix!).
- Spoon the batter onto a nonstick or parchment paper-lined sheet, flattening each just a little. Bake for 9-12 minutes, until lightly golden (any longer and you risk drying them out). Let cool for about 1 minute on the sheet, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
- Note: I always use the spelt flour, but Zaar doesn't recognize it so I put the white flour as the first option for nutritional accuracy. I put regular salt rather than sea salt for the same reason.
These are wonderful and so easy to make! I used spelt flour, coconut oil and organic choc chips and left out the coconut essence. Made a couple of batches but they don't last long.
Also tried a batch with 50:50 maple syrup:brown rice syrup but I think the brown rice syrup makes them too crispy.
This cookies are great! When mixing, they seemed to be too dry and crumbly, and I had to scrunch handfulls of dough into balls to shape them, spoons just woudn't work, but trust the recipe! After baking they held their shape, weren't too dry, and even stayed nice the next day. Thanks for a great recipe!
Wonderful!! The whole family loved them. I used all purpose flour. I used coconut oil instead of canola, and semi-sweet chocolate chips in place of the carob.