RECIPE Gluten Free Vegan Chocolate Cookies

Firstly, let me say they taste A LOT better than they look! And I overcooked them a bit, so they shouldn't be so dark BUT...I made them myself from a made up recipe!

The texture is brilliant and you don't miss the butter. My husband said "I'll sum these up in one word - "YUM"!"

Ingredients

DRY
1 cup coconut flour (although the texture can be slightly annoying. I'll try almond flour next time. My 'cup' is a whiskey glass.)
1 heaped dessert spoon of cocoa powder
1 dessert spoon of dark brown sugar
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp bicarb of soda
Pinch of salt
Optional: Chocolate chips, dried fruit etc
WET
2 dessert spoons of maple syrup (you could use honey)
Around 3 dessert spoons of melted coconut oil

Method

Mix together the dry ingredients, then add the maple syrup. Stir thoroughly.
Gradually add the coconut oil, stirring thoroughly.
The mixture will start to look wetter but won't form a dough (It'll still look like breadcrumbs)
You will know when you've added enough oil, when you can form 'patties' with your hands. Think burger making. Press the mixture firmly between your palms to flatten but not too much so they split. Size - Think small metal pot of Vaseline! Any bigger and they won't cook evenly.
Place patties onto greaseproof paper, 2/3 inches apart.
Place in a pre-heated oven set at 150c for around 10 minutes.
Leave to cool for at least 15 minutes to harden (they will be pretty soft when you take them out.)

Enjoy!

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