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!

Vegan Chocolate Almond Cookies Recipe on twopeasandtheirpod.com #vegan #cookies #chocolate

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

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!
5 from 4 votes

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 Almondmilk
  • 3/4 cup chopped almonds
  • 1/2 cup vegan chocolate chips

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and line baking sheets with a Silpat baking mat or parchment paper.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, salt, baking powder and cocoa. Set aside.
  • 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.
  • Add the flour mixture in two batches, alternately with the milk, with the mixer on low. Stir in the almonds and chocolate chips.
  • 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!

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

  2. 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!

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

  4. 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!

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

  6. These look so chocolatey! And they work for the vegan friends without the non-vegan friends knowing 🙂

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

  8. 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.

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

  10. 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.

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

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

  13. 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!

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

  15. 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.

  16. 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!

  17. 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.

  18. This was my first ever vegan baking adventure. I had two of my cousins over for dinner on Sunday and they’re both vegan so I wanted to make a dessert they could eat. These cookies were AMAZING. Easy to make, safe to snack on the dough, and the perfect texture. I loved them so much I made another batch the next day. Actually, every recipe I’ve made of yours has been on point. My husband now knows if I tell him the recipe is from two peas & their pod, it’s sure to be good (last night I made your fall vegetable & quinoa soup – it was perfection). Thank you for all of the great content 🙂

    1. I am so glad you liked the cookies! They are one of my favorites! So happy you are enjoying our recipes!

  19. 5 stars
    I do not understand why they are called vegetarian chocolate cookies. Will include it in my recipe book. Thanks for sharing

  20. 5 stars
    These are absolutely awesome! I make them for people with several allergies…use gluten free flour mix and I use shredded coconut instead of almonds for those with nut allergies and then use regular milk with almond flavoring. That makes them egg, dairy, gluten, nut free. It’s SO hard to find good recipes for people with multiple allergies and these are about the best cookies every…regardless of whether or not you have allergies. They’re definitely my new favorite just as the recipe is. Can I give it 10 stars?

  21. These were wonderful the last time I made them. I put too much coconut oil by mistake and it was glorious.

    Do you think I could swap in a bit of buckwheat flour for the regular flour?

  22. 5 stars
    Made 1/3 of this recipe (8 cookies) tonight just for my husband and I, and I used light brown sugar instead of dark brown. They turned out great and we ate them all while they were still warm. My husband even said that these are some of the best cookies he’s ever eaten. We are not vegans by the way, but we really like (vegan) cookies with coconut oil and I think that we even prefer them over “traditional” cookies. Thank you for this recipe!