There's no denying that this time of the year certainly encourages our love for baking to be set free. It's the spirit of the moment, after all! What could possibly incite more joy than gifting freshly-baked goods to a loved one (or yourself, for that matter)? For us, only the hope that we'll get to do it again next year – and the year after that. And while there are certainly plenty of Christmas baking gifts and ideas out there, sometimes it's the classics that win us over. Like, for example, an unbeatable, wholesome, wholefood chocolate drop cookie recipe.
No matter how you prefer your cookies – chewy or crunchy – we all know that the secret to a great chocolate chip cookie is all in the chocolate. It's a trick of the trade that Loco Love founder Emica Penklis understands well; expanding her already delicious plant-based chocolaty treats to include vegan chocolate drops that you can bake with.
It only felt right that we ask the woman behind the magic for her favourite cookie recipe, to which she happily obliged. Here, she shares with us her go-to wholefood chocolate drop cookie recipe. Happy baking!
1/2 cup coconut oil (solid)
2 tablespoons of almond butter
3/4 cup coconut sugar
2 tablespoons of almond milk
1 cup almond flour
1 cup of oat or rice (to be gf)
1/4 cup tapioca flour
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp of vanilla extract or bean powder
2/3 cup of Loco Love Chocolate drops
(Mylk or Dark) + some for the top
Preheat the oven to 180 degrees (depending on oven).
In a deep bowl combine coconut oil, almond butter, almond milk, coconut sugar, vanilla and salt.
Mix using an electric mixer for 30 seconds.
Next add the flours and baking powder. Mix gradually until all powders are combined.
Gently mix Loco Love chocolate chips into the dough.
Roll dough into balls and place a few inches apart on a lined cookie tray.
Lightly press to flatten and if desired add a few extra chocolate chips to the top.
Bake until golden, longer if you want crunchy; shorter bake time for chewy.
Cool on the tray for 10 minutes before eating.