With Christmas only a few weeks away, we have been craving some delicious sweet treats! There’s nothing like indulging in a few of our favourite holiday desserts and snacks (maybe a few too many!) and getting our hands dirty in the kitchen. But with all of the festivities, there comes a *lot* of waste. From plastic food packaging to single use utensils, the downside of this time of year is the terrible impact it can have on our planet.
We love a good chocolate chip cookie as much as the next person and there’s nothing better than the feeling of whipping up a batch completely from scratch – no store-bought plastic packaging involved. With the ingredients able to be sourced from your local bulk foods store, these are the perfect treat to bring along to Christmas lunch.
1 cup oat flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
Pinch of salt
2 tsp of natural sweetener such as Stevia
1/3 cup of vegan chocolate chips
2 tbsp almond milk (or plant-based milk of choice)
2 tbsp coconut oil (melted)
1/4 tsp vanilla extract
- Combine all dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl.
- Stir in almond milk, coconut oil and vanilla extract. Combine mixture until a cookie dough texture has formed. If mixture is too dry, add 1-2 tbs of extra almond milk as required.
- Form dough into one big ball and refrigerate for at least 2 hours. Preheat oven to 160 degrees.
- Once dough is chilled, form into small dough balls and place on a greased baking tray. Make sure to leave enough room between each for cookies to spread.
- Bake for 12 minutes before removing from oven and leaving to cool and firm up for at least 10 minutes.
Once baked, the cookies will last for 2-3 days but the raw dough can be frozen for up to two months – perfect for when you need to quickly whip up a batch!
Let us know if you give these choc chip cookies a go!