Tuesday, 14 July 2015

Vegan Chocolate Cookies

Every time I see Tanya Burr and/or Zoe (Zoella) make the chocolate cookies featured in 'Love, Tanya' I crave them. Especially since they seem to go down so well.
However being vegan I had to resist the temptation, yet alas one day I thought I'd experiment a bit with the recipe and see if I could make it vegan. It was a success. 
Although I don't know how similar these cookies are to the non-vegan original, they taste amazing and look pretty similar. Even my non-vegan friends and family can't get enough of them. For this reason I thought I'd post the recipe here for you all to enjoy, the original can be found here.

For 10-12 cookies you will need:
  • 200g of dairy free margarine
  • 300g of sugar
  • 60ml of vegetable oil
  • 275g of self-raising flour
  • 75g of cocoa powder
  • a dash of milk (here I use rice milk but you could use soy, almond etc...)
  • a large bar of dairy free chocolate (I find that 100-150g is plenty)

First preheat the oven to 200C.

Cream together the margarine and sugar in a bowl, I use an electric whisk to do this.

Pour in the vegetable oil, followed by the dry ingredients and stir using a wooden spoon.

I find that the mixture tends to look dry at first but if you continue stirring it eventually becomes a regular consistency, however I do still like to add a dash of milk when it reaches the right consistency.

Break up the chocolate and add to the mixture using your hands to get it into the dough.

Grease and line 2 trays, pick up the dough in small handfuls and roll between your hands to create a ball, before placing on the tray.
Don't place the cookies too close together as they do spread.

As Tanya says in her recipe - bake the cookies for around 11 minutes, when you get them out the oven they don't look cooked but as they cool they harden. If you leave them in for longer they may overcook and become too hard.

Leave them to cool for around 30 minutes then tuck in and enjoy!

If you try this recipe let me know what you think.

Katie x

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  1. I'm not vegan, but these do look amazing! I want to start trying alternatives recipes.


    1. Thank you. You should definitely give it a go, you'll be surprised at some of the amazing vegan recipes you can find. I hope you enjoy it!