Sticky Chewy Chocolate Cookies
Makes 20 cookies
These little cookies have a sturdy outside and a wonderful chewy inside. Use your best vegan chocolate for the best flavor – I like Scharffen Berger. They are so good I wish I had made a double batch!
1 T. ground chia seeds
3 T. water
¾ c. AP flour
1 heaping T. cocoa powder
¼ t. baking soda
¼ t. salt
¼ c. white sugar
¾ c. brown sugar
1 T. vanilla extract
1 oz. unsweetened chocolate, melted
Heat oven to 350 degrees. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
Whisk together the chia seeds and water and set aside. Whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt and set aside.
Put white and brown sugar into the bowl of your stand mixer and mix until combined. Add in vanilla, then chia seed mixture, and mix well for a couple of minutes. Add in flour mixture and mix just until incorporated, then add in melted chocolate and stir through.
Form batter into 1-inch balls (using wet fingertips, if necessary - they are sticky!) and place onto parchment paper about two inches apart.
Bake for 14 minutes, or until cookies are flattened slightly and the tops begin to crack. Let cool on pan a few minutes before placing on rack to cool completely.
Here are the cooled cookies.
They are really really fantastic and I hope you’ll try my recipe.
On another note, I’m so thrilled to have gotten an invitation to a food blogger event tomorrow night. The invitation read:
Local and national food and wine bloggers will get a chance to eat, drink, mingle and celebrate the vibrant food scene in Central Texas at the first ever Austin360 Food and Wine Blogger Bash, sponsored by Whole Foods Market and the Go Texan program of the Texas Department of Agriculture. Due to space limitations, this is a private party by invitation only.
I’ll try to post later this week to let you know how the party went, plus I’ve got lots of food to share from the weekend, and more planned for this week. Whew!
See you soon!