Flourless Chocolate Cookies (Gluten-Free + Vegan)

by Angela (Oh She Glows) on February 11, 2011

Someone is having a very good Friday…and I hope you are too!


Eric and I leave bird food out every couple weeks and the squirrels always steal it and have a feast! It is so fun watching them hide their food in random spots all over the backyard. They always check behind their back before they bury it. ;)

…Little do they know a creeper (me) is watching through the window!


I always wonder if they even remember half of their hiding places…

We were finally able to get a technician in to fix our broken furnace late last night. We had a nice warm sleep and I can feel my fingers and toes once again.The price tag was not so nice though!

In other news…I made some awesome chocolate cookies…



Murphy’s Law: When you have high hopes for a chocolate cookie recipe, it will be a huge bust!


As these were melting like lava in the oven, I was happily cleaning up and putting all the dishes and ingredients away. When I opened the oven door, I had a few choice words for these cookies!

If the walls in my kitchen could talk, it would be a bit like a Jerry Springer show, I’m afraid.

So what went wrong? I made some homemade vegan white chocolate because I thought it would be fun to use it in this cookie recipe. Well, apparently my homemade white chocolate turns into complete liquid when baked! It spilled out of the cookie dough and created the mess that you see above.


Take 2 was pretty successful though (sans white chocolate!).



Flourless Chocolate Cookies (GF + Vegan)

These flourless cookies are crisp on the outer edge and soft and gooey in the centre. They aren’t very sweet, but they remind me of a chocolate macaroon in cookie form, thanks to the coconut base. The cookies turn into a chewy, soft cookie on day two and lose their crispy factor. You can also make this recipe without the flax egg. The cookies aren’t great on the first day, but have this really fun chewy and crispy texture on day two.

Lightly adapted from Wing It Vegan.


  • 1 tbsp ground flax seeds
  • 3 tbsp cold water
  • 1/2 cup dried shredded coconut
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/8 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup almond butter
  • 1/4 cup Almond milk or coconut milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup roasted macadamia nuts (optional, I didn’t have any)


1. Preheat oven to 375F and line a baking sheet with parchment or a non-stick mat.

2. In a small bowl, mix together the ground flax and water. Set aside.

3. In a large bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients (coconut, brown sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, salt).

4. In a medium sized bowl, mix together the wet ingredients (flax egg, almond butter, almond milk, vanilla).

5. Add wet to dry and mix well until combined. Fold in the chocolate chips and optional nuts.

6. Spoon the dough onto the baking sheet, leaving about 2 inches apart as they spread out a lot.

7. Bake for 13-15 minutes at 375F. Cool on baking sheet for about 10 minutes. Makes about 12-14 cookies depending on how large you make them.

Note: Make sure the ingredients you use are gluten-free certified if that is your intention.

*The cookies were a bit flat for my liking, so next time I would probably try reducing the almond milk to yield a thicker batter.

UPDATE: I tried a cookie about 6-7 hours after baking and it was better! These cookies really do benefit from sitting for a while.

Update #2: Day 2: The cookies turn into a chewy, soft cookie on day two and lose the crispy factor.

Update #3: I made the same batch without the flax egg (1 tbsp ground flax + 3 tbsp water) and while I did not ‘love’ them on day one, the next day they were my favourite. They have this fun crispy and chewy texture when you leave out the flax egg.



Assemble the dry and wet ingredients. Note: this recipe is gluten-free and vegan! :)


Mix your flax egg and set aside so it can gel up.


Whisk dry ingredients and wet ingredients.

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Fold in the chips and optional nuts.


[Awesome tasting cookie dough!]

Place small spoonfuls on baking sheet about 2 inches apart. I flattened the balls with a wet spoon, but I wouldn’t recommend this as they spread out too flat. I would just leave them as balls and this will probably yield a thicker cookie. One of our complaints was that the cookies were too flat.

Bake for 14-15 minutes at 375F.


I’m not sure what to think about these cookies. I remember them tasting much better than they do. I think that might be because they are better tasting the second day, so I will have to try them tomorrow to form my final opinion. Eric and I both agreed that they are too flat, but you might be able to make a thicker cookie if you don’t flatten the dough with a spoon like I did.


They are good, don’t get me wrong, but they didn’t blow me away like I remembered! If you try them out, let me know what you think of them. :)

(See my updates in the recipe!)


I’m also in charge of birthday cupcakes for THREE birthday celebrations this weekend…it’s a bit crazy in my kitchen right now. Birthday cake


Dish Fairy…are you out there? Angel

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Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table February 11, 2011 at 8:01 pm

The cookies look fantastic! I’ll be interested to try them. Maybe using a combo of ground/chopped nuts would have helped to thicken?

The cupcakes though. Whoa. I would be willing to jump over my own mother for a taste.


Angela (Oh She Glows) February 11, 2011 at 9:47 pm

ground almonds might be wonderful! :)


Katelyn @ Chef Katelyn February 11, 2011 at 8:05 pm

Girl you should keep making flourless/gf recipes! It makes it so much more enjoyable, since I have been gluten free for six months now. Thank you for the stellar recipe, I can’t wait to test it out!:)


Michelle (The Runner's Plate) February 11, 2011 at 8:09 pm

Dishes are definitely the worst part about baking!


Meghanne February 11, 2011 at 8:10 pm

Have you ever experimented with coconut flour? It makes some AMAZING GF/flourless treats. It’s hard to make vegan because it seems to be partial to using egg as a binder but I’ve been using chia with some success :) Almond flour also can help things ‘stick’ together. These cookies look awesome. PS. I’m currently also in love with mini cupcakes! Yours look fab.


Angela (Oh She Glows) February 11, 2011 at 9:47 pm

Ive tried coconut flour about half a dozen times in some vegan recipes and it never works. Ive almost given up!! ahhhh. I hope to one day have success :)


Lori February 11, 2011 at 8:13 pm

That squirrel is super cute. :). And the cookies look great. Great recipe.


Kelsey @ Snacking Squirrel February 11, 2011 at 8:14 pm

Angela, flourless cookies are a wonderful idea! and i think nut flour would be highly appreciated by mr. squirrel! especially since its chocolate :D

ps. i creep on squirrels all the time hehe


Sharon February 11, 2011 at 8:19 pm

Is it weird that I think the cookie fail looks delicious? I don’t care that they all went together – it looks like gooey cookies. The best mix of cookie batter and a completely cooked cookie… Mmm!


Kim (A Bowl of Fruit) February 11, 2011 at 8:20 pm

Mmm this look delicious – and just in time for Valentine’s Day! I am also going to have to get that fancy mat that you used to bake the cookies with – it makes the process look cleaner.


Gen February 11, 2011 at 8:23 pm

Yummy!!! Great recipe, thanks! =D


Crystal February 11, 2011 at 8:26 pm

Squirrels don’t always remember where they bury their nuts! This is super important because then the seeds/nuts grow into new plants. :)

I had a moment of baking happiness today. I was watching some videos on youtube and I came across a video about making a sponge cake. The link is here if you are interested: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LmLkPBut8nI
(It is cute, there is a Japanese woman cooking and a poodle next to her that is suppose to be narrating… but he’s French spoken by someone with an obvious Japanese accent, hehe)

So when I made my pound cake today in preparation for Valentine’s Day Trifle, I did it a bit differently in the motions of my stirring, folding, etc. It turned out really well! So I feel like I am learning. :)

It takes time. You have made so many delicious recipes anyways! Did you already throw away the cookie fail? I would have broken it up and sprinkled it on ice cream or something, yum!


Holly @ Couch Potato Athlete February 11, 2011 at 8:26 pm

That squirrel is adorable!

I love how those cookies look almost light and crispy — any suggestions on what I could use in place of coconut? I can’t stand the taste or texture…


Angela (Oh She Glows) February 11, 2011 at 9:43 pm

Hmmm…not sure. Oats maybe? Flour? lol. You could make ‘flour chocolate cookies’ haha


Angela (Oh She Glows) February 11, 2011 at 9:47 pm

Someone else mentioned ground nuts actually. What about ground almonds?


Amber K February 12, 2011 at 12:20 pm

OOh great idea! Glad I kept looking through the comments :)


Fanta February 11, 2011 at 8:28 pm

These cookies I must make! I bet the squirrel could smell the baking coming from your home :)


Moni'sMeals February 11, 2011 at 8:32 pm

I plan on still trying them…I hate that though when you think something is so darn tasty once, then you make it again, and it is just so-so. That happens to me a lot. :)


Angela (Oh She Glows) February 11, 2011 at 9:43 pm

That happens to me with a lot of things…I think we build things up in our minds? I’m still hoping for the second day theory! I will be sure to update the post with my final verdict. :)


Maryea {Happy Healthy Mama} February 11, 2011 at 8:36 pm

Chocolate + coconut is my favorite combination! I love flourless cookies–these look amazing. I actually like that they are flat. It makes them interesting. :-)


Jessica @ How Sweet It Is February 11, 2011 at 8:39 pm

I can’t believe how great of a picture you got of that squirrel! It is cute, even though I really don’t like them. I stand by Carrie Bradshaw’s description of them: a rat with a fluffy tail. Ha!
Your cookies look delish!


Angela (Oh She Glows) February 11, 2011 at 9:42 pm

haha oh Carrie Bradshaw. I used to be indifferent to squirrels, but now that I stalk them through my window, I realized how cute they are! They basically spend all day burying nuts and seeds in random spots. I always feel bad for them freezing cold though :(


chelsey @ clean eating chelsey February 11, 2011 at 8:45 pm

These are so creative! I love them – and I love anything that’s gluten free to begin with!


Emilee Joy February 11, 2011 at 8:53 pm

I have that same Silpat! My brother got it for me for Christmas a couple years ago and I love it. The cookies slide off so easily and I don’t waste parchment paper.

Those cookies sound yummy, but I’m with you–I like puffier cookies. My dad likes flat, crispy ones though, so if I made them, I’d probably squash a few just for him. :)


Michelle February 11, 2011 at 8:55 pm

I got so excited when I saw this title. I love flat cookies and I love chocolate. :)


Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat February 11, 2011 at 8:56 pm

Well despite the initial cookie fail, I’m sure there was some tasty cleaning-up action to be had! The squirrel photo is so cute.. and I NEVER say that about squirrels!


Katie February 11, 2011 at 9:05 pm

IF you find that cookie fairy, let me know. :)


Bronwyn February 11, 2011 at 9:07 pm

Those cupcakes look fantastic! So do the cookies… but seriously… cupcakes…..


Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) February 11, 2011 at 9:08 pm

3 bday parties this weekend?! Wow, sugar overload. Sign me up, any day :)

The cookies…amazing, Angela! It can be so hard to bake vegan, or GF, but combining vegan AND gf baking and many times there are tons of issues….your first cookies..they look amazing as maybe crumble toppings for ice cream or in smoothies. I hope you saved them!

The 2nd batch…perfection!

Better the 2nd day? you mean you have cookies that last that long? :)


Angela (Oh She Glows) February 11, 2011 at 9:39 pm

I put the first batch in the freezer of course…lol. I figure it will be awesome in banana soft serve? ;)


Ashley February 11, 2011 at 9:08 pm

These look amazing! I am going to make them tonight– because I have all the ingredients on hand, and what better time to make them than the weekend before Valentine’s Day! It’s what I needed for my Friday, thank you:) Have a great weekend!


Jil @ Big City, Lil Kitchen February 11, 2011 at 9:12 pm

These look so good!


Maddie (Healthy Maddie) February 11, 2011 at 9:18 pm

That squirrel is so cute! I would happily do you dishes if I got to taste test your baked goods :)


Mimi February 11, 2011 at 9:23 pm

I totally understand that this sounds weird, but black squirrels are my second favorite animals! Growing up, I used to think there was only one who followed us. His name was “Blacky.”


Beth February 11, 2011 at 9:26 pm

Sometimes modified baking makes for an interesting result, but not always pretty.
The 2nd batch, sans white chocolate, look great. Maybe I will try them on Valentine’s day.

Glad your furnace is up & running again. Critical during our Canadian winters. Brrrr!


Kasey @ thisbodyismyhome February 11, 2011 at 9:41 pm

I give you credit for acknowledging your baking flops! I may be known to toss anything that isn’t pretty in the trash… or directly into my mouth to hide the evidence :)

Ps. I can’t tell exactly by the pictures, but the squirrels in Kingston are MASSIVE… like cats almost. And they sit on my ledge and creep me! So you’re just exacting revenge on the squirrels for all humans ;)


Julie @ Shining From Within February 11, 2011 at 9:43 pm

aw, what a bummer! they still look delicious regardless! those cupcakes look especially enduring… mmmmmm :)


Emma February 11, 2011 at 9:52 pm

ANGELA! I took my sister to see Justin Bieber’s movie today, and guess what????? He drinks a green monster!!!! he calls it “dinosaur pee” though and he doesn’t quite like it. Usher makes him drink it when he has a sore throat. But I had to tell you!!! Also, he’s Canadian (i had no idea!)


Richelle February 11, 2011 at 9:53 pm

I bet these still taste great. I mean for one they’re chocolate and two the rest of the ingredients look good too!


hippierunner February 11, 2011 at 10:03 pm

I would love to make these but I’m not too keen on coconut. Going to try the suggestion of nuts instead!


Lauren at KeepItSweet February 11, 2011 at 10:08 pm

Your cupcakes are adorable!!! Have a great weekend:-)


Ashley February 11, 2011 at 10:09 pm

Those cupcakes are soooo adorable. I just want to hug them.


Kat @ Cupcake Kat February 11, 2011 at 10:09 pm

These look great. GF and vegan. Perfect!


bitt of raw February 11, 2011 at 10:14 pm

Thanks for a GF recipe! Uh oh, I have all the ingredients in the house.


LauraLee @ Old Fashioned Vegan February 11, 2011 at 10:23 pm

How do you keep your silpat so clean? I have one that’s several years old now and compared to my new one its a mess, do they just get a patina with age or do you have a secret trick?


Leanne @healthfulpursuit February 11, 2011 at 11:11 pm

If you find the dish fairy, can you please send her over to my house?

These cookies look fabulous! I’ll try them with carob in the weeks to come and remove the almond milk. I made a similar cookie last week with almond butter & protein powder. They didn’t have any liquid and they turned out pretty good!


Heather (Heather's Dish) February 11, 2011 at 11:38 pm

oooooh yummy…i love how thin they are! they look incredible :)


Leanne February 11, 2011 at 11:42 pm

Those cupcakes look amazing! You’re so talented!


[email protected] February 12, 2011 at 12:00 am

those cookies look perfect for coconut ice cream cookie sandwiches!


Roz February 12, 2011 at 1:16 am

Wow…you are a baking maven!!! 3 birthday celebrations in one weekend? Wow! Enjoy them all. (and love the squirrel picture)


Gypsy February 12, 2011 at 1:30 am

These look really yummy! I thought the first batch looked really good and then I saw “cookie fail”
Have fun at your parties – those cupcakes look so cute


Emma (Sweet Tooth Runner) February 12, 2011 at 3:13 am

YUMMY!! I do love chocolate cookies…maybe I’ll try adding ground nuts and not flattening and see if that helps with the thickness…?

Wow 3 parties in one weekend?! Wild child!! :P Those cupcakes look AMAZING though!!


Emily February 12, 2011 at 3:29 am

Gluten Free and Vegan?! Yum – these look awesome x


[email protected] February 12, 2011 at 3:32 am

Heyyy I believe you they look danngg goood! Like, chewy and crispyyyyyy and stretchhyyy~Ice cream sandwich time? :P


Hannah February 12, 2011 at 3:47 am

As someone who cooks just for me, the words “better the second day” are like music to my ears :) And even better, I love every ingredient in this recipe :)


Leia February 12, 2011 at 4:10 am

These cookies look amazing! And please tell us how you made the homemade white chocolate… even if it doesn’t work for baking, it would be yummy just on its own, no?


CathyK February 12, 2011 at 6:05 am

glad you got the furnace fixed, angela! maybe if the fix-it man had seen today’s COOKIES, he would have worked out a deal with you! anyway, happy you’re no longer freezing.
haha, i saw the “cookie fail” photo BEFORE i read that it was a cookie fail…my initial thought was, “these don’t look like angela’s usual cookies…” – glad round #2 worked more to your liking!


Heather February 12, 2011 at 6:23 am

Those cookies look amazing and so do the birthday cupcakes. I have several birthday celebrations coming up – have you posted the cupcake recipe before or will you anytime soon?

Have a great Saturday… hope you 1/2 training is on track & going well. I’m heading out for my run shortly :)


hipveganchic February 12, 2011 at 6:26 am

these do look intriguing so ill try them. however, im even more interested in the recipe for the homemade white chocolate you made. ive seen a version with macadamia nut butter. but what did you use? (if you are entitled to share of course!).


Allison @ OneWhiteTulip February 12, 2011 at 8:38 am

I second the request for the homemade white chocolate! It looks so tasty!


lauren February 12, 2011 at 8:47 am

these are wonderful. and gluten free means I can eat them! hurrah!


felicia February 12, 2011 at 8:52 am

Oooo I need to try this recipe asap! It looks like my perfect cookie.


J3nn (Jenn's Menu and Lifestyle Blog) February 12, 2011 at 8:58 am

I love watching animals from outside our window! They’re so adorable. :)

Those cookies and cupcakes look delicious! I made some grain-free cookies not-so-long ago: http://www.j3nn.net/2011/01/19/grain-and-gluten-free-chocolate-chocolate-chip-cookies/

They tasted like brownies! :shock:


Paige @Running Around Normal February 12, 2011 at 8:59 am

OMG Your squirrels are black!!! They’re so much prettier than the squirrels here in Illinois! haha
Nice job on the cookies – they sound fantastic!


Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin February 12, 2011 at 9:04 am

Ahh that must be so nice to have a working furnace again. I don’t know how you survived this week. It was FREEZING! I’m so excited for the warmer temperatures coming up next week. :D


Tiffany February 12, 2011 at 9:32 am

Those look yummy and the cupcakes look especially pretty! If you see the dish fairy, send her my way!! :)


Katie @ Healthy Heddleston February 12, 2011 at 9:50 am

What would you recommend using if you don’t like coconut?


Amber K February 12, 2011 at 12:16 pm

I’m curious about this too, since so many raw and/or gluten-free recipes have it!


Jenny February 12, 2011 at 9:58 am

Looks great! Those cookies look quite tasty, sorry about the unfortunate event! I must learn this homemade white chocolate thing.


Rachel (tea and chocolate) February 12, 2011 at 10:01 am

The white chocolate still looks good even if it doesn’t melt well! Glad your furnace got fixed. It’s just too cold to have no heat!


Alisa Fleming February 12, 2011 at 10:38 am

Yes, I’m not completely sure of the reason (let me know if you find out!), but the homemade white chocolate doesn’t seem to hold up at all when baked. The exact same thing happened to me.


Katie February 12, 2011 at 10:44 am




Kasey February 12, 2011 at 10:47 am

If you see the dish fairy, send her my way!!!
Cookies look delicious :)


Kathleen @ Kat's Health Corner February 12, 2011 at 10:52 am

Holy mackeral girl!!! These sound OUTSTANDING!!! Can’t wait to give them a try! Love the Chocolate Almond Butter combo! :)


Camille February 12, 2011 at 11:01 am

Ugh, I hate when that happens to my cookies!
Glad they worked out :)


Claire @ Un Bello Aperitivo February 12, 2011 at 11:15 am

Yum! I suppose you could use certified GF oats instead of coconut, right? Then it might change the whole taste of the cookie, though. The cookies look great!


Haleigh February 12, 2011 at 11:19 am

During the winters, when I lived in Sweden, it was incomprehensible to me how I could be standing in the middle of the forest, and see absolutely no wild life. It’s so quiet and creepy! I love seeing little squirrels and animals going about their business :) Oh, and those cookies look fab, too!


stephanie a. February 12, 2011 at 11:28 am

Wow, great job! You never cease to amaze me with your creations…it’s not easy coming up with gluten-free recipes!


Alex @ Healing Beauty February 12, 2011 at 12:10 pm

Oh my gosh…must bake these immediately! I have a friend who is gluten intolerant and my sister and I always try to have to something gluten-free for her at gatherings. Gluten-Free and Vegan sounds HEAVENLY. You have the best recipes!


Amber K February 12, 2011 at 12:15 pm

I have noticed that with a lot of my gluten-free baking the goodies are always better the next day. I’m not sure why, but no matter what the recipe has it’s better on that second day!


Carrie (Moves 'N Munchies) February 12, 2011 at 12:15 pm

ahah yikes that would make for some dirty dishes!!! but its worth it!


Alaina February 12, 2011 at 12:41 pm

You know what I love about vegan baked goods? It’s ok eat the dough raw! :-)


Madeleine @ Stepping to the Bright Side February 12, 2011 at 12:59 pm

Perfect time, Angela! I’m in desperate need of a gluten free chocolate recipe to get me through the last 6 days of my crazy sexy diet cleanse. THANK YOU!!!


bree marsh @ deliciously dense February 12, 2011 at 1:42 pm

those look great! i made your no bake chocolate coconut macaroons today, one batch i did with sugar and one batch with honey. they were super sticky with the honey, BUT better when rolled in coconut, cause the coconut stuck on very well. do you eat honey? if not, why? just curious, if it is personal, no worries!


Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg February 12, 2011 at 2:43 pm

Do you know I had NEVER seen a black squirrel in my life until about a month ago?!? I spotted one on campus and thought that I might have been hallucinating, ha!

These cookies look SO good!


Tiina McKay February 12, 2011 at 4:23 pm

Oh My God, I think these might be the most delicious cookies I have ever had!! Thanks again Angela! And they were just perfect out of the oven :) The changes I made were substitute the coconut with almond meal/flour, I added only 2 Tbsp almond milk, and I also didn’t add any nuts. Oh, and I used a cookie scoop to form balls, they turned out perfect. Thanks for fixing my chocolate craving… mmm, cookies for breakfast, LOL!


Lou February 12, 2011 at 6:38 pm

oooo hurry and post the bday desserts recipe coz mine coming up on sundayyy! would love to ‘steal’ some of your ideas :D


Amber February 13, 2011 at 2:42 am

Squirrels are actually really good at returning to the spots where they cache food. For them the spots aren’t random, and they can remember probably 90% of them. Or they will just use their noses to find another squirrel’s caches. I work in a lab that studies the squirrels on UC Berkeley campus: jacobs.berkeley.edu if you want to find out more about their cognition abilities.


Angela (Oh She Glows) February 13, 2011 at 8:58 am

thanks so much for the info! That is very interesting to hear. :)


bigFATcook February 13, 2011 at 6:06 am

Wow!! I love these cookies!! And I absolutely like the fact that they are flourleSs!!!


marla {family fresh cooking} February 13, 2011 at 9:13 am

Looks like these cookies came out great – my kind of thing. Love the fail too, probably still would have eaten them ;)


Jess (ATX gluten-free) February 13, 2011 at 1:06 pm

Yummy, these cookies look amazing!


Eat Good 4 Life February 13, 2011 at 5:03 pm

Just found your blog and plan on doing this cookies ASAP as I have everything on my pantry :-).
I like what I see so thank for sharing!!


Amanda February 13, 2011 at 6:45 pm

I tried these tonight and cooked them for a little too long :( They still taste good but I am going to try again sometime soon! Thanks for all the great recipes! I have tried quite a few and really like them!


Rachel Stith February 14, 2011 at 11:58 am

Will you post the recipe for those delicious looking cupcakes? They look amazing and I would love to try them! Basketball season is finally over (I coach middle school cheerleading) so I finally have time to bake again!


Angela (Oh She Glows) February 14, 2011 at 12:01 pm

I wasn’t 100% happy with how they turned out unfortunately or I would def. post them.


Christine February 14, 2011 at 2:39 pm

I just made these cookies today and I have to say they are deeeee-lish!. However, I did not flatten them out, also, I did not use as much almond milk (per Angela’s recommendation) and they did not spread out at all. They were perfect little nuggets of chewy chocolate, oh my!
BTW, Angela…I discovered your website and all of it’s greatness about 2 weeks ago and I have to admit, I am totally addicted. My husband and I call ourselves “flexitarians” and most of what we have been eating lately is from your recipes…along with some fresh fish and chicken! I am a runner as well and my husband cycles, so we are always interested in keeping our bodies fueled with healthy/tasty things…thanks so much for what you do.


Angela (Oh She Glows) February 14, 2011 at 2:43 pm

Thanks for your awesome feedback!


Christine February 14, 2011 at 2:56 pm

Hello again. Besides loving your website and all of the wonderful recipes, I do have one concern that I hope you can address or fix. I have noticed that at the bottom of any recipe, there are several more recipes for various foods (those 5 or so little squares with the heading underneath). I love looking at them and making copies, however these recipes are not always under their correct headings ( ie: breakfast, lunch, snacks, etc) on your main page when you click on “recipes”. This makes it hard to go back and find at a later date…I can spend hours reading your website and recipes…soooo, it’s sometime hard to remember where I saw a particular one. Also, I hope all of your recipes will have the “print” option soon too. Thank you in advance. :)


River (Wing-It Vegan) February 14, 2011 at 7:02 pm

YAY! I’m so glad you liked these! Thank you for the shoutout, and thank you for your updates! I will try leaving out the flax egg next time too. Too bad about the melting batch though :( You are my hero for making your own white chocolate though!

Aww, your snowy squirrel is so cute! We *LOVE* our backyard birds and squirrels! Mr. Wing-It feeds them every morning, and all the birds wait for him on the tree above the bird feeder every single day. There were five squirrels being pesky and naughty in our backyard today. They gobble up all the food in no time!

PS: It looks like I’m your 100th comment, which makes Mr. OCD very happy! :P


Leia February 24, 2011 at 6:42 am

Just tried these and sadly they were a complete flop for me! I think my batch of cocoa powder must have been especially strong, because they were sooo bitter. I think I’ll try them again with half the amount of cocoa. And I’ll definitely taste them in a few hours to see if the flavor has improved!


Sherry March 9, 2011 at 10:20 pm

An avid follower of yours recently pointed out your blog to me when I went vegan for a month with my BF (just for the challenge of it). You’ve been a lifesaver! Thank you!

I just finished these cookies and reduced the milk as suggested. Sadly, they didn’t spread at all and stayed as mounds, so a little shaping will be needed next time. Also I just had unsweetened chocolate almond milk laying around, not sure if this did it but these cookies were so rich! Really nice!


Sherry March 9, 2011 at 10:38 pm

Also tried your salt-kissed chocolate chip peanut butter cookies. Really nice. I’m learning so much about vegan baking. I also really love how you show your progress/batches and it has encouraged me to experiment on your recipes. Your determination and candidness is inspiring.


Florence May 12, 2012 at 5:03 pm

I just tumbled across this recipe that I had bookmarked a year ago and decided to bake it and I have to say, they are amazing!! I skipped the flax egg and thought it tasted wonderful right out of the oven. Mine came out crispy on the outside and chewy on the inside and I personally love that they come out flat. Thanks for sharing the recipe, this one’s a keeper in my book!


Angela (Oh She Glows) May 13, 2012 at 1:03 pm

I almost forgot about those! Glad you enjoyed them :)


Natalie Michael May 19, 2012 at 1:46 pm

These were yummy. I didn’t have enough coconut so I used half ground oats, and then I couldn’t justify the sugar so I used dates. YUMMMMMM…..


Natalie January 13, 2013 at 10:15 am

Well, these chocolate cookies were just to die for! I made them last night and they were quick, easy, and delicious!! Thanks for the recipe. I had never made flourless cookies before, and these get a 10! Moist, chocolatey and addictive. :) Thanks for sharing!


admattai June 27, 2013 at 7:04 pm

these cookies are so good – they will be in my regular recipe rotation. Thanks so much for these great ideas! :)


Alyssa January 23, 2014 at 5:00 pm

I made these cookies without the flax egg this weekend and they were amazing! Instant hit at our house. I had left them in clumps on the cookie sheet and they held together really well without flattening too much. We liked them so much, I had to make a second batch tonight (4 nights later) but half way through making them realized I had run out of almond milk and made the decision to use the flax egg in its stead. The flax egg plus another 2 tbsp of water (added after combining wet and dry) worked almost as well as just almond milk! Loving their versatility!!!


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