Healthy (ish) Double Chocolate Chunk Cookies For Any Sweet Tooth

By February 16, 2017Eat, Recipes

If you’re anything like me, your sweet tooth reigns over everything. Never will I choose a savory snack over a sweet one, ESPECIALLY if it involves cookies. Cookies have been my absolute favorite dessert since I was little, and still today I can’t resist a warm, gooey, chocolatey cookie fresh out of the oven.

Throughout my fitness journey, I have attempted to perfect tons of different “healthy” cookie recipes – and before you ask, I’ve made the oats/peanut butter/banana cookies more times than I can count. But sadly, none of the replications I have tried have come close to tasting like a “real” cookie. That is, until I made these double chocolate chunk cookies.

Healthy (ish) Double Chocolate Chunk Cookies For Any Sweet Tooth

This recipe uses many healthy ingredients such as whole wheat flour and cocoa powder and a few unhealthy ingredients (I’m looking at the massive amount of chocolate chips I throw in). And the best part? This entire recipe is completely dairy free and vegan – and I PROMISE you won’t be able to tell. These cookies are huge, fluffy, melt-in-your-mouth decadent while not being overly rich. Next time your chocolate cravings come in heavy – PLEASE try this recipe!

Healthy (ish) Double Chocolate Chunk Cookies For Any Sweet Tooth

Double Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Time: 20 minutes 

When to eat it: Literally any time because chocolate

Perks: Tastes decadent while still packing a lot of nutrients

Makes: About 10-12 large cookies (or more/less, depending on how big you like them)

Sh*t You Need:

  • 1/2 cup vegan butter OR coconut oil (I like to use Smart Balance) 
  • 1 cup brown sugar or other sweetener of choice
  • 1 3/4 cup whole wheat flour 
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 cup nondairy milk
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • Chocolate chips – as many as you want!

The recipe:

1. Mix together the brown sugar and butter/coconut oil.
2. Once combined, add in nondairy milk and vanilla extract to butter and sugar mixture.

3. In a separate bowl, mix together the whole wheat flour, cocoa powder and the baking powder and baking soda.

4. Once each mixture is stirred, add the dry mixture to the wet slowly until a thick dough forms. Gently fold in chocolate chips.

5. Roll dough into large balls and bake at 350 for 10 minutes.

6. Allow cookies to cool for about 10 minutes and enjoy!

 

Healthy (ish) Double Chocolate Chunk Cookies For Any Sweet Tooth

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Author Julia DeCecco

Julia is a second year Dietetics major with a minor in Disabilities studies at the University of Delaware. She is passionate about healthy living and helping people be the best that they can be. When she is not in the kitchen working on her healthy culinary creations, you will find her in the UD pool with the club swim team. Check out her healthy food Instagram @peanutbutterbliss.

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