Vegan Valentine Cookies

Instead of going to the shops and buying your love highly processed and highly priced chocolates, try baking these lovely vegan cookies.

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These cookies are rich and decadent, fruity and nutty. They are made with chocolate chips, dried cranberries, and sliced almonds. Hopefully they’ll be able to satisfy all of the people that you love in your life.

Yields: 4-5 dozen cookies              Time: ~ 1 hour

Ingredients

  • 2 C all-purpose flour
  • 1 t baking soda
  • 1 t salt
  • 1 C coconut oil, softened
  • 1 1/2 C sugar
  • 2 t molasses
  • 1 t vanilla extract
  • 4 T cornstarch mixed with 4 T water
  • 1/2 C semi-sweet chocolate chips*
  • 1/3 C sliced almonds
  • 1/2 C dried cranberries

*You may want to check the ingredients list for milk fat to ensure vegan-ness.

Directions

Preheat oven to 375°F.

Mix flour, baking soda, and salt together in a small bowl. Set aside.

Mix coconut oil, sugar, molasses, and vanilla extract together in a large bowl. Make sure any chunks are worked out of the coconut oil.

Add cornstarch mixture and mix well.

Add the dry ingredients gradually, mixing well.

Add the chocolate chips, almonds, and cranberries. Mix well.

Drop dough by rounded tablespoons onto un-greased baking sheets. Bake for 9-11 minutes or until lightly browned.

Let cool on baking sheets for 3-5 minutes before using a rubber spatula to transfer cookies to wire racks to cool completely.

Enjoy!

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