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Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies

Thick, soft and chewy, chocolatey vegan chocolate chip cookies sweetened with prune puree. Made with wholesome ingredients and so easy!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 12 cookies
Calories 266kcal

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup prune puree* (4 oz. pitted prunes)
  • 2 Tbsp. ground flaxseed + ¼ cup & 2 Tbsp. water*
  • 1 1/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup cake flour
  • 1 tsp. cornstarch
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. espresso powder
  • 8 Tbsp. vegan butter
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 Tbsp. vanilla
  • 1 cup vegan chocolate chips
  • Flaky sea salt (optional)

Instructions

  • Make the prune puree. Combine ⅔ cup (4 oz.) pitted prunes with ¼ cup hot water in a powerful blender. Pulse to combine, then blend until a smooth, pourable consistency forms. Scrape the sides if necessary and add in 1-2 Tbsp. more hot water if needed to get a nice consistency. 
  • Whisk the flaxseed and water together in a small bowl to make the flax egg. Allow to sit for 5-10 minutes in the fridge. Stir again, it should be thick and goopy. 
  • Combine the flours, cornstarch, baking powder, baking soda, salt and espresso powder in a large bowl. Set aside. 
  • Preheat the oven to 400°F and line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats.
  • Using a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment cream together the vegan butter and white sugar for ~2 minutes. Add in the prune puree and combine again, scraping down the sides of the mixing bowl as necessary. 
  • Add in the flax eggs and vanilla until combined. Gradually add in the dry ingredients, followed by the vegan chocolate chips. Mix just until combined.
  • Scoop the dough with a cookie scoop onto the prepared baking sheet and gently press down to flatten slightly. Garnish the tops of the cookies with a few more chocolate chips. Be sure to leave about 2 inches of space between the cookies (recipe will make ~12 cookies).
  • Bake for 9-10 minutes (baking time can vary but I always bake these cookies for 9 minutes in our oven). Cool on the cookie sheet for 5 minutes then transfer to a cooling rack. Garnish with flaky sea salt, if desired and enjoy!

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Notes

  • Flax egg: 3 Tbsp. water to 1 Tbsp. ground flaxseed = 1 egg replacement.
  • Prepare the prune puree in advance to speed up the baking process. You can store prune puree in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 4 weeks. 
  • Freeze cookies for up to 3 months. 

Nutrition

Serving: 1cookie | Calories: 266kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Sodium: 223mg | Potassium: 107mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 433IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 45mg | Iron: 2mg