Vegan Chocolate Lover’s Brownie Cookies
Last Friday I was in a really good mood. It was a good day. I got a good run in in the morning, which always combats any stress that might happen later, work went well, I felt like I kicked butt getting things done, and it was a beautiful day. 70F degrees and sunny, which is a pretty awesome feeling, since it means that winter is finally gone (it has been Spring for a while, but the weather hasn't always felt like it). As I was on my afternoon walk, I decided that I needed to end the day baking cookies. It is something I usually reserve for my days off, but it was Friday and cookies sounded wonderful.
I had some aquafaba butter also that I wanted to try using in a cookie recipe so it was perfect! I was in a chocolate craving mood as well, so these had to be chocolate cookies. I almost made just regular chocolate chip cookies, but I opted instead for vegan chocolate lover's brownie cookies instead. Why not go all out and make something decadent?!
We make a double chocolate cookie in the deli where I work, and they always smell amazing like brownies baking when they come out of the oven, so that was sort of my inspiration. They are not vegan, so I have never had one, so I was excited about making my own. I made a rich dough with the aquafaba butter that was so good I could not stop snacking on it. The cookies smelled even better than the ones at work while they were baking and when they were out of the oven and still warm and gooey...oh they were sooo good! If you love chocolate as much as I do, definitely get on baking these!
Vegan Chocolate Lover's Brownie Cookies
2 cups cup vegan dark chocolate chips or chunks***
Mix in the vanilla extract, and aquafaba until well combined.
Add the cacao powder, baking soda and salt then the flour, a cup at a time, mixing between each addition, until well combined.
Mix in the chocolate chunks. Place in the freezer for about 30-45 minutes until firm enough to scoop.