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Vegan Chocolate Almond Cookies

Vegan Chocolate Almond Cookies-rich and fudgy chocolate cookies with chopped almonds and chocolate chips. 

Vegan Chocolate Almond Cookies Recipe on twopeasandtheirpod.com Rich and fudgy chocolate cookies with almonds and chocolate chips!

Most people talk about cravings during pregnancy, but what about cravings after having a baby? I am nursing our little Maxwell and I am starving all of the time! I am craving WAY more foods now than I did when I was pregnant. I am constantly craving something and the number one thing on my list right now is CHOCOLATE! Why can’t I be craving broccoli? Ok, I crave veggies every day too, but they are always followed up by something sweet…like these Vegan Chocolate Almond Cookies.

I made a batch of these cookies before I had Maxwell and instantly fell in love. They are divine! So I made another batch to stick in the freezer for a rainy day…or a tired and starving new mom day:) I am so glad I did because they cure my chocolate craving every time!

Vegan Chocolate Almond Cookies Recipe on twopeasandtheirpod.com Rich and fudgy chocolate cookies with almonds and chocolate chips! #vegan #chocolate

These cookies are so rich and fudgy you will never know they are vegan! They are almost too good to be true!

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The cookie dough is made with Dutch process cocoa, coconut oil, Almond Breeze Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk, chopped almonds, and chocolate chips!

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There is a lot of chocolaty goodness going on in these cookies and the almonds add a nice crunch!

Vegan Chocolate Almond Cookies Recipe on twopeasandtheirpod.com Rich and fudgy chocolate cookies with almonds and chocolate chips! #vegan #cookies #chocolate

I seriously can’t get enough of these Vegan Chocolate Almond Cookies. My stash is almost gone and that makes me nervous. I NEED my cookie fix right now. I might have to bake another batch during Maxwell’s nap time! I am sure he will wake up as soon as he smells the cookies though. I know I couldn’t resist one of these decadent cookies! He will just have to be happy with my milk for now. I will eat the cookies and he can have milk. Milk and cookies, we make a great team already:)

Vegan Chocolate Almond Cookies Recipe on twopeasandtheirpod.com These rich chocolate cookies are divine! You will never know they are #vegan!

Vegan Chocolate Almond Cookies

Yield: 2 dozen cookies

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 12 minutes

Rich and fudgy chocolate cookies with chopped up almonds and chocolate chips. You will never know these decadent cookies are vegan. They are SO good and they freeze well too!

Ingredients:

1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2/3 cup Dutch process cocoa
1/2 cup coconut oil, melted and cooled to room temperature
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup dark brown sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/3 cup Almond Breeze Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk
3/4 cup chopped almonds
1/2 cup vegan chocolate chips

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and line baking sheets with a Silpat baking mat or parchment paper.

2. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, salt, baking powder and cocoa. Set aside.

3. In the bowl of a stand mixer, combine sugars and coconut oil. Beat on medium-high until well combined. Add the vanilla and beat until smooth.

4. Add the flour mixture in two batches, alternately with the milk, with the mixer on low. Stir in the almonds and chocolate chips.

5. Form dough into cookie dough balls, using a cookie scoop or spoon. Place on prepared baking sheets, about 2 inches apart. Sprinkle with sea salt, if desired. Lightly press down on the cookies with the palm of your hand. Bake the cookies for 12 minutes or until the cookies are set around the edges, but soft in the center. Let the cookies cool on the cookie sheet for two minutes. Transfer to a wire cooling rack and cool completely.

Note-make sure you use vegan chocolate chips if you need the cookies to be vegan. I like Enjoy Life brand. Store cookies in an air-tight container, for up to 3 days.They also freeze well!

ALMONDBREEZE logo  Disclosure: this post is sponsored by Almond Breeze, but our opinions are our own.

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42 Responses to “Vegan Chocolate Almond Cookies”

  1. 1
    Erica — August 20, 2014 @ 4:22 am

    They sound delicious! I love almond breeze. Definitely adding these as one of my next recipes to make! Keep fueled over there mama :)

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    Taylor @ Food Faith Fitness — August 20, 2014 @ 6:18 am

    I LOVE Almond Breeze, I always have the unsweetened vanilla and original on hand. I thought I knew what I was baking today, but I think my mind may have changed! Pinned!

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    Kylie — August 20, 2014 @ 6:43 am

    Sound delicious! I can’t have the almonds, I’ll try making them with coconut milk and chopped hazelnuts. Yum… Can’t wait :)

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    Liz @ The Lemon Bowl — August 20, 2014 @ 7:12 am

    Starving ALL the time!! I swear I eat more nursing than pregnant!

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    Heather @ Shards of Lavender — August 20, 2014 @ 7:56 am

    When I was nursing I craved all sorts of foods, more so than when I was pregnant… Mostly protein and the occasional sweet. Never broccoli though:) These cookies look perfect and we love Almond Breeze here! It’s the only milk we drink. Thanks for sharing!

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    Grace @ Sweet Spree — August 20, 2014 @ 9:23 am

    Ah these look delicious and I bet the coconut oil adds a really interesting flavor in the mix!

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    Jessica | Saucy Pear — August 20, 2014 @ 9:28 am

    These look so chocolatey! And they work for the vegan friends without the non-vegan friends knowing :)

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    Mmmm….these look so chocolaty and delicious! Pass me a dozen!

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    Jenny Flake — August 20, 2014 @ 9:52 am

    Gorgeous gorgeous cookies!!

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    Julie @ Table for Two — August 20, 2014 @ 9:52 am

    These look so decadent! Would love a batch!

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    Almond Breeze is the best!! I never use regular milk in my cooking anymore – always almond milk, and I love it!

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    Naomi — August 20, 2014 @ 10:13 am

    Love the use of almond milk in this.

  13. 13
    Heather Christo — August 20, 2014 @ 10:40 am

    these look great Maria! If I swap out the AP flour I can totally make these for my kids!

  14. 14

    As always, another incredible cookie recipe!

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    Averie @ Averie Cooks — August 20, 2014 @ 11:23 am

    They look awesome and I love that they’re vegan….and so FUDGY looking! Pinned :)

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    Gaby — August 20, 2014 @ 11:49 am

    So delicious! I need to make these now!

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    Shey — August 20, 2014 @ 12:27 pm

    Perhaps you need a magnesium supplement? I started craving chocolate all the time, and that’s what my dr. told me to do. Now, my chocolate situation is under control.

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    Matea — August 20, 2014 @ 1:49 pm

    I love baking with coconut oil! It’s gives the cookies a nice coconut-y taste, and it’s also a lot healthier!

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    Natalie @ Paper & Birch — August 20, 2014 @ 2:13 pm

    oooh, my lactose intolerant stomach thanks you for this recipe! : ) :)

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    Lori @ RecipeGirl — August 20, 2014 @ 10:37 pm

    Craving these now!

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    Shifra — August 21, 2014 @ 3:33 am

    These love divine! Is the Dutch process cocoa necessary? Hard to find where I live…

    • Two Peas replied: — August 21st, 2014 @ 9:03 am

      You can use unsweetened cocoa

  22. 22
    Jelka Lepever — August 21, 2014 @ 5:54 am

    OMG these look delicious! Need to try making these soon!

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    marla — August 21, 2014 @ 9:33 am

    These cookies look great & I love that they are vegan too!

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    Christine Burton — August 21, 2014 @ 10:51 am

    The use of coconut oil inspired me, so I replaced 1/2 of the regular flour with coconut flour and the almond milk with coconut milk and part of the dark sugar with coconut sugar and added a handful of grated coconut, and they were GREAT, super-coconuty if you like that flavour, lots of fab reviews already (made last night for friends, brought leftovers in for my staff). I also used pecans because I didn’t have any almonds around, although I think macadamia nuts would work especially well with coconut. I’m going to try it with all coconut flour for my gluten-intolerant friends.

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    heather @french press — August 21, 2014 @ 11:18 am

    definitely making these today – they look so chocolaty my kids will never guess they are actually kind of healthy too

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    ashley - baker by nature — August 21, 2014 @ 11:26 am

    I loooooove almonds and almond milk, so these chocolate beauties are SO happening!!!

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    sophie — August 21, 2014 @ 2:51 pm

    I would love one (or three) of these with a cup of tea!

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    Aimee @ Simple Bites — August 21, 2014 @ 8:23 pm

    That dough looks to die for!

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    Amanda — August 21, 2014 @ 9:19 pm

    I need to make these right now!

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    Carol — August 21, 2014 @ 11:06 pm

    Would love a gluten-free substitute for the flour – can anyone suggest a combination of flours that would work well?

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    Anise Thorogood — August 21, 2014 @ 11:32 pm

    I saw these on your Instagram account and had to jump over and take a look! I’m pregnant and crazy sugar sugar sugar – especially chocolate! I can’t wait to give these a try!

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    Yum! These look so fudgy!

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    Tracy | Pale Yellow — August 22, 2014 @ 12:53 pm

    I always have almond milk in my fridge and I love recipes that are more naturally vegan; these look fantastic!

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    Cedric Ainslie — August 25, 2014 @ 6:23 am

    I love this yummy stuff in which the chocolate chips melt fast while the flavor of almonds lingers on. I suggest you dunk it in milk for best results but make sure you use the Dunkin’ Buddy. It ensures that your cookie doesn’t crumble and you enjoy it the way you love to.

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    Alison — August 26, 2014 @ 3:20 pm

    I just made these (eating one right now, lol). They are absolutely delicious! Thank you for the recipe!

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    Heather — September 8, 2014 @ 10:17 am

    Really liked these!

    I left out chocolate chips (because I had none). They tasted quite salty fresh out of the oven, but I put them in the freezer and that seems to have diminished. My boyfriend prefers them frozen over fresh, weirdly enough!

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    laura — September 15, 2014 @ 2:50 am

    Can I use a different kind of oil (sunflower?) or is coconut oil necessary for texture?

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    Simone — September 15, 2014 @ 8:47 am

    Made these cookies for a Thirty-One party I hosted this weekend and they were a HUGE hit. I used Trader Joe’s chocolate chunks (dangerous move) and it took the chocolate to a new level. They are SOOO good.

    • Two Peas replied: — September 15th, 2014 @ 9:59 am

      I will have to try those chocolate chunks! Glad you liked the cookies!

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