Eat Skinny Be Skinny: Vegan Double Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Happy Groundhog Day, friends!

I know, it’s not a real holiday but I like it anyway. As a kid, I would get abnormally excited for Groundhog Day. For one, the elementary school I went to always did it big. We had decorations, the moms brought in groundhog shaped cookies and we’d count down to see if Phil would predict 6 more weeks of winter (which I always wanted for snow day purposes) or an early spring.  Then (when we were old enough) we got to watch the movie with Bill Murray BEFORE we had to do our homework. It was awesome.

Times are a little different now, of course. But, I’m still holding onto the kid in me by watching Groundhog Day while I work and eating cookies for breakfast. I know…what a rebel I am. Except, instead of groundhog shape cookies, I’m eating these skinny [AND VEGAN] double chocolate cookies.

No relation to Groundhog Day, but still absolutely delicious. They were thin with a bit of a crispy edge, but such a delicious soft and gooey inside. The perfect cookie made with absolutely NO dairy.

Not a bad way to celebrate any day, better yet Groundhog! My favorite thing about these cookies is how thin they are! I’m a huge fan of thin, crispy cookies. I’d much prefer this kind over the huge, thick, chunky kind any day. Plus, the thinner & smaller, the more you can have, right?!

I know, I’m a completely hopeless case. However, you should all be proud. I’ve only had ONE cookie today. And….a heaping spoonful of cookie dough last night but that’s neither here nor there. But I mean, look at these beautiful cookies, do you blame me?

I didn’t think so. Now, go enjoy Groundhog Day and enjoy a batch of these, STAT! Or, just make them regardless of your preference for furry weather predictin’ rodents.

Recipe adapted from Oh She Glows.

Vegan Double Chocolate Chip Cookies

Yields: About 4 1/2 dozen cookies
Prep time: >10 minutes
Cook time: About 9 minutes

Ingredients: 

Directions: 

  1. Using a handheld mixer, beat Earth Balance until soft and fluffy. Add sugar and beat until creamed. Beat in the “egg” mixture and vanilla. In another bowl, sift flour, baking soda, salt and cocoa powder together. Add to the Earth Balance mixture. Mix in chocolate chips.
  2. Chill in a refrigerator for at least 2 hours. *
  3. Preheat oven to 350F. Line a cookie sheet with foil and spray with nonstick cooking spray. Using a teaspoon, spoon cookie dough onto the baking sheet and spread about 1/2 inch apart. Bake for about 9 minutes. Let cool on the sheet for 5 minutes then transfer to a wire cooling rack.

*For perfect cookies, place the dough in the fridge in between using it. This will keep the cookies from flattening.

*I didn’t have flax seed, so I looked up a different egg substitute for this cookies on PETA’s website. For additional alternatives, look here!

Serve with soy milk and enjoy! Just don’t say I didn’t warn you that these are addictive because they are. I recommend hiding them somewhere unreachable after you’ve had one.

Nutritional information per cookie: About 135 calories, 7 grams of fat, 19 grams of carbohydrates, 2 grams of fiber, >1 gram of protein and 4 Weight Watchers Points Plus points.

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  1. Posted by Kelly on
    Thursday, February 2nd, 2012
    I've never tried vegan cookies, these are at the top of my list!  They look SO delicious!! :)
  2. Posted by Lauren on
    Thursday, February 2nd, 2012
    want. now :)
  3. Posted by Lizzy Do on
    Thursday, February 2nd, 2012
    Gosh, these look amazing! And if you're going to eat a cookie for breakfast, at least a vegan cookie doesn't cause as much guilt :)
  4. Thursday, February 2nd, 2012
    OMG these look amazing. I so wish I had one (okay 5) right now!
  5. Posted by Tya @Note etc. on
    Friday, February 3rd, 2012
    your chocolate chip cookies looks pretty... love when you make it thin! and I will absolute try this, did you use egg or substitute it  with water, oil and baking powder?
    • Posted by admin on
      Friday, February 3rd, 2012
      I substituted with water, oil and baking powder. There are a ton of other suggestions too on PETA's website!
  6. Posted by Jen on
    Friday, February 3rd, 2012
    I was just reading yesterday that Punxutawney Phil makes the town about $1 million on Groundhog's Day each year from all the news people and tourists that come into town!  It makes a lot of money for not being a holiday!
  7. Posted by Adrienne Enlo on
    Friday, February 3rd, 2012
    Oooh.. looks great! I always love finding new vegan recipes.
  8. Posted by TammyJo Eckhart, PhD on
    Saturday, February 4th, 2012
    Looks good and I bet if you gave one to the groundhog you could bribe him to a different forecast.
  9. Monday, February 6th, 2012
    What a delicious looking cookie.  Love that they are vegan.
  10. Posted by Tash on
    Monday, April 15th, 2013
    Just made these tonight and OH YUM. So good, i prefer mine a little crispier so baked them for 13 mins, and they are so yum. Im rolling some into balls and freezing to bake later in the week :) Thank you so much!