Soft-batch, vegan double chocolate cookies, packed with bittersweet dark chocolate.
I've said this a lot, but these vegan double chocolate cookies are going to CHANGE THINGS UP! These are now my go-to chocolate cookies for making in a pinch because they take virtually no time at all and are ALMOST TOO EASY to make!
These are soft-batch cookies, so if you're after something mega chewy OR mega crispy, these ain't the fellas for you! These vegan double chocolate cookies are almost exactly half-way between gooey and cakey with a lightly crisp texture on the outside.
Eat them warm and you'll have delicious melted chocolate pouring out all over the place! Let them cool and you'll get beautifully chunky chocolate chip cookie - the choice is yours!
What do these vegan double chocolate cookies taste like?
For me, these guys are all about texture! I tried really hard to make these guys the PERFECT texture. I wanted these cookies to be border-line brownie texture - deliciously gooey and mildly cakey.
The chocolate flavour is dark and slightly bitter with a malty sweetness from the brown sugars. This sounds weird, but these are definitely winter cookies. They're moreish and you're defs gonna need a hot cup of coffee (or cocoa!) to go with em!
Any specialist ingredients?
Just a hand-full, but they're really 100% worth grabbing because they'll change the texture and flavour of your cookies HUGELY!
These guys are your saving grace when it comes to vegan cookies! They're the perfect egg replacer and they act as a perfect "binder" to make sure these cookies don't become dry and crumbly.
I'd recommend grinding psyllium husks well before using - either in a spice grinder, blender or mortar and pestle.
You can grab psyllium husks here!
Vanilla Bean Paste
I use this stuff like every day! It’s so much easier to work with than fresh vanilla (and marginally less expensive). It’s essentially really high quality vanilla extract with the little tiny black vanilla pods left in, which gives a nice visual once added!
You can grab vanilla bean paste here!
I like to use espresso powder, not for its coffee flavour, but for the bitterness. It really wakes up the chocolate flavour like no other. It's super important for this vegan double chocolate cookie recipe.
You can grab espresso powder here!
Want more cookie recipes?!
What can I say? I'm a MASSIVE cookie fan. But if these vegan double chocolate cookies aren't your thing, why not try these guys instead?
- Perfect Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies!
- Vegan Caramel Pecan Turtle Cookies!
- Soft Batch Pecan and Dark Chocolate Cookies!
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Vegan Double Chocolate Cookies
- 2 teaspoon psyllium husks ((ground finely))
- 225 g vegan butter ((I use Naturli or Miyokos because they brown, but most vegan margarines will work))
- 170 g light brown sugar
- 170 g dark brown sugar
- 6 tablespoon plant milk ((full-fat unsweetened))
- 2 teaspoon vanilla bean paste
- 325 g plain white flour
- 100 g dark cocoa powder
- ½ teaspoon espresso powder
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- ¼ teaspoon fine sea salt
- 180 g dark chocolate ((chopped into rough chunks - as always make sure it's vegan chocolate))
- pinch flaky sea salt ((for sprinkling))
- Preheat the oven to 160c
- In a small bowl, combine the psyllium husks with the water. Set aside to thicken.
- Place the vegan butter in a small saucepan over a medium/low heat until melted. If using one of the listed brands of butter or a brand which you know will brown, keep cooking until the butter foams and starts to smell nutty and picks up small brown flecks - remove from the heat and make sure it’s not burnt! If your butter doesn’t brown, then just make sure it’s melted. Set aside.
- In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment add the sugars, oat milk and vanilla followed by the melted/browned butter and thickened psyllium husks. Beat until pale (for a minimum of 5 minutes) on high speed.
- While beating, in a medium bowl, combine the flour, cocoa powder, espresso powder, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Stir to combine.
- Stop the mixer and add the flour mixture. On low speed, beat until the flour is fully incorporated. Remove the bowl and stir in the chocolate chunks.
- Line a cookie sheet with baking parchment and scoop out balls of cookie dough, a couple inches apart, making sure each one has a good amount of chocolate showing on top. Sprinkle with a little sea salt and place in the preheated oven. Bake for 16 minutes.
- Once baked, allow to cool on the baking sheet for about 5 minutes and then transfer to a wire cooling rack. Once cooled, ENJOY!