April 5, 2011

Whole Wheat Vegan Choco Coco Cookies

Things have been a little crazy in my life lately. We are expanding at my fitness studio and adding group classes to our personal training. I am going to get to teach cross training and yoga classes! Yay! Very exciting but a lot of work pulling all of this together. Thank goodness for life's little pleasures like baking simple chocolate chip cookies!

These cookies do not taste nearly as healthy as their name implies. They are a fantastic indulgent treat with a little less guilt! Anyone who knows my bf Thor, knows that he is not one to shower you with compliments or even enjoy cookies, but last night he said to me..

Thor: "I'm thinking of sponsoring you."
Me: "Sponsoring me??? What for??"
Thor: "To make sure there is a never ending supply of these cookies in the house"

So hopefully this convinced you to try these cookies, you will not be disappointed!

1 1/8 cups whole wheat flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1/2 cup Earth Balance*, softened (if not worried about being vegan, use any butter/margarine)
3/4 cup granulated brown sugar - can use any granulated sugar/sweetener
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
Egg Replacer for 1 egg**
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips (vegan)
1 cup unsweetened coconut

** I used a real egg because I saw the happy chickens running around a local farm that it came from :)**

1. Combine flour, baking soda and salt in small bowl.
2. Beat butter, sugar and vanilla in large bowl.
3. Add egg replacer beating well after addition; gradually beat in flour mixture.
4. Stir in chips and coconut.
5. Drop by rounded tablespoon onto ungreased baking sheets.
6. Bake in preheated 375-degree oven for 8 to 10 minutes or until golden brown.
7. Let stand for 2 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely.

Idea for this recipe came from Choose Veg.

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