Some days, nothing but a big, soft chocolate chip cookie will do. Do you get cravings for them the way I do? Without a doubt it’s the taste of these classic treats – the sweetness, the melty-chocolateness – but also the nostalgia. They were the definitive warm-from-the-oven, mom-made cookie from my childhood and I suspect from many American childhoods. No store-bought tube of chemicals for my mom – no way! White flour, shiny white sugar & dark brown sugar, a coupla sticks of butter, and an embarrassing amount of Tollhouse chocolate chips. I make them a wee bit differently from mom, but I feel just as happy when I eat them.
For these cookies you’ll need unsweetened Sunbutter sunflower seed spread and a stevia-blend sweetener such as the one from Natvia. If you prefer, you can use coconut sugar. Lily’s Sweets makes fabulous stevia-sweetened dark chocolate chips that are vegan.
Other cookies you might enjoy:
- Banana Bread Cookies
- Simplest Maple Oat Cookies
- Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies w/ Chocolate
- 4-Ingredient Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies from the Jazzy Vegetarian
- Zsu Dever’s Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Chai Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Date-Orange Stuffed Cookies
- Chocolate Hazelnut Sandwich Cookies
- Lemon-Lavender Macadamia Nut Oatmeal Cookies
On a completely different note, I want to thank reader Zaynub Elshamy for taking the time to send me an email about my e-book, TEAse Me: 15 Plant-based Recipes Inspired by the World’s Favorite Beverage (free w/ email subscription; $5.99 to purchase the PDF). Zaynub is a tea-lover just as I am and she shared with me an ode she wrote that nicely sums up what is so wonderful about the brew:
Sunbutter Whole Wheat Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Yield: 14 1x
- 1 3/4 cups whole wheat pastry flour
- 1/2 cup quick cook oats
- 1 tsp. baking soda
- 2 tsp. vanilla powder or 2 tsp. vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup dates, chopped and soaked to soften
- 1/2 cup unsweetened Sunbutter
- 3/4 cup aqua faba (from 1 can chickpeas)
- 1/3 cup stevia-sugar blend or 1/2 cup coconut sugar
- 1/2 cup vegan mini chocolate chips or stevia-sweetened chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 375-degrees F. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment or silicon mats.
- In a large bowl whisk together the flour, oats, baking soda and vanilla powder (if using vanilla extract, add along with the wet ingredients). Drain the dates and add them to a bowl of a food processor. Add the Sunbutter, aqua faba and stevia-sugar (or coconut sugar). Process until smooth and creamy.
- Scrape the Sunbutter mixture into the flour mixture, add the chocolate chips and stir until well-combined. This is a very stiff and sticky dough.
- Dip a large spoon in water and scoop up about 2 tablespoons of dough. Drop onto a prepared baking sheet and press into a circle about 1/2″ thick. Continue with the remainder of the dough. These make big cookies so if you want smaller cookies, scoop up about 1 tablespoon of dough.
- Bake the cookies for 12-14 minutes, swapping the pans halfway through for even baking. Let cookies cool on the sheet for a few minutes before removing and placing on a cooling rack. Cool completely before storing.
- Avoiding chocolate? Substitute golden raisins for the chocolate chips.
Can I sub out a nut butter for the sun butter? They look great but can’t find the sun butter in my little town.
Hi Tracy – yes! Any other nut butter would be delicious.
These look SO good. Knock on wood I’m fully back on the vegan train (PRAISE) so I MUST make these as celebration.
Toot toot!! Just want you to FEEL GOOD – that’s the most important thing.
ME TOO, I may have tooted too soon. BUT I WILL PREVAIL. 🙂 <3 ha. tooted.
Diets high in fiber will definitely result in lots of tooting !
I love these cookies! Even my non-vegan boyfriend loved it, that’s how yummy it is!
Yay!! I’m so glad. Thanks for letting me know.
These were wonderful. I made them using 2 TBSP + 2 TSP pure NuNaturals Pure Stevia Powder (1/2 the amount of the stevia-sugar blend) and the texture and flavor are so good. Thank you!
Good to know they can be made with all stevia! Thanks for taking the time to comment and glad you liked them!
These cookies look unreal & ooh so appetizing too! 🙂 Waw! What a lovely ode to Tea from this woman! I also love your tea e-book a lot!
Hey lady! Thank you! I love me some tea :-)!!
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