Chocolate Cake Cookies are big and fat and bake up nice and soft on the inside. These rich chocolate cookies made from scratch make dozens of quality treats.
I bake a lot of sweets. It’s not as bad as it sounds. Honest! There’s a senior center in town and they love my sweets and they give me honest feedback. The only problem is that my husband says “Oh, no! Don’t give them those!.” – But wait there’s more.
So I learned real quick that when I say “Oh, sure, we can keep these!” that I should have given them away. Not because I eat them but because my husbands eyes are bigger that his stomach and, luckily, bigger than his common sense.
I ended up having to freeze them and I don’t need anything else in the freezer. At least not sweets. So now I don’t ask and I just take them downtown while just keeping a few behind. There are plenty of treats in the house and he’s none the wiser.
Today’s indulgence is chocolate and very chocolaty Chocolate Cake Cookies at that. A few ingredients and these cookies are chewy like a cookie but still very cake like on the inside.
Whoever invented the concept of cookies was a very smart person.
What Chocolates are Vegan?
- Traditionally dark chocolate is made with more cocoa butter than milk but milk isn’t necessary. This is one of those instances where you need to read the label. There are some brands that add milk to their dark chocolate.
- Unsweetened cocoa powder (used in this recipe) uses natural cocoa and works really well in baking.
- Dutch process cocoa is unsweetened cocoa that is slightly milder in flavor because of a process it goes through to remove some of the acidity.
- Baking chocolate is bitter and used in baking and is almost always vegan but not always. Make sure you check the label.
- Bittersweet chocolate comes with different percentages of cocoa. The higher the percent the more bitter the chocolate. Check the labels for ingredients. If it has lecithin it may or may not be vegan. If it says soy lecithin, it is vegan.
- Semisweet chocolate is vegan unless it says semisweet milk chocolate. I hate to sound like a broken record but check the labels. Some brands have put milk products into their chocolate after they were originally vegan.
- White chocolate – I’ve seen a producer who has vegan white chocolate. I haven’t tried it yet but am very excited about this product.
I am guessing you like cookies and you might even especially like chocolate cookies. Me too! Isn’t it amazing how so many different varieties can be made with so few ingredients.
Let me show you a few more vegan chocolate cookies recipes. Each is unique and just so good!
What are Some Vegan Chocolate Cookie Recipes?
- Irish Cream Chocolate Cookies can be made with homemade Vegan Irish Cream Whiskey or you can buy the vegan one that is in stores now.
- Not one, not two, but three types of chocolate in these Chunky Triple Chocolate Cookies.
- Epic Chocolate Cookies are epic in taste. Big, wavy, soft and chewy!
- You mustn’t miss these amazing No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies. The flavor is none like you’ve ever had.
Chocolate Cake Cookies
- Lightly oil cookie sheets.
- Mix your egg replacer and set aside.
- Cream butter and sugar together. Add the egg mixture and mix through.
- Stir in soy milk and vanilla. Mix well.
- Add the flour, baking soda, salt and cocoa. Mix well.
- Add the nuts and mix until well combined.
- Place the mixture in the refrigerator from one hour to overnight.
- Drop heaping teaspoons onto prepared cookie sheets - 2 inches apart.
- Bake at 400 degrees for 8 minutes.
- After they have cooled keep them in a cool dry place or the refrigerator or the freezer.
Can I Freeze Chocolate Cake Cookies?
- A resounding , Yes!
- TO FREEZE:
- After they have cooled you may freeze them in any number of ways.
- Place in freezer bags and take out a couple at a time.
- Freeze in a rigid sided freezer container and they will keep up to 6 months.
- They defrost quickly so it really doesn’t take any planning to enjoy. Just put them on a plate for a half hour or so and enjoy.