CHOCOLATE! Every woman’s pure bliss! Am I right? I have been searching near and far for the best vegan chocolate chip cookies for months now and I have finally found it. I’ve tried at least 5 different recipes and they were all mediocre at best. They always came out somewhat cakey and I was looking for that crunchy on the outside and soft on the inside perfect kind of cookie. My fiancé and I love finding recipes and turning them vegan or vegetarian. So, we try to avoid eating eggs, diary or any kind of meats and always buy organic. Although, in this recipe I did used semi-sweet chocolate chips which do have dairy (they were all I had in my pantry at the time of my chocolate craving!). You can substitute the semi-sweet chips with vegan chocolate such as dark chocolate. I love these chocolate chips (Enjoy Life Semi-Sweet Chips) from Sprouts Grocery. Most dark chocolate is Vegan. I always look at the ingredients and make sure there are no eggs or dairy. Since I don’t eat eggs, I had to find a binder for my recipe. I tried using applesauce a couple of times, but the cookies were always off in some way. I’ll put both in the ingredients list, so you can try yourself. I researched other egg replacements and came up with a recipe for a flax egg. Best binder ever!! I’ll explain how to make this below.
While experimenting with my cookie recipes, I also played with my essential oils! The two best ones thus far are Nutmeg and Cinnamon Bark. Most chocolate chip cookie recipes call for a dash of cinnamon anyways so why not use my amazing vitality oil? I get my essential oils from Young Living. They have an amazing Vitality line formulated to be ingested. There are so many benefits for ingesting essential oils! From detoxing your body, boosting your immune system, creating healthier skin and hair, assisting with major organ functions and making chocolate chip cookies taste BOMB! Side note: please do your research when it comes to ingesting essential oils. Don’t go ingesting oils from Walmart or Bath and Body Works y’all. Most oils are heavily diluted with carrier oils and you don’t want that in your body. I did tons of research before choosing Young Living and truly trust their Seed To Seal process. Here is some useful information on their Vitality line. Young Living has many other dietary essential oils as well. For a full list click this link here
Cinnamon Bark- it has antibacterial, antidepressant, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, antioxidant and anti-parasitic properties. It is an immune stimulant and enhances the action and activity of other oils. It’s benefits have been used for thousands of years and was used in almost every prescription in ancient China. It’s also known to assist with diabetes, staph infection, depression, whooping cough and pneumonia.
Nutmeg- it has anti-inflammatory, anti-parasitic, antiseptic properties, a stimulant for the circulatory and cerebral systems and is a laxative. It can help with bad breath (halitosis) and Addison’s disease. As as well as, assisting your digestive system and kidneys. Other ailments Nutmeg can help support are arthritis, circulation issues, immune function, gout, fatigue, vomiting, neuralgia and menstruation pain.
Ok……so on to the most amazing VEGAN ESSENTIAL OIL INFUSED CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIE recipe you’ll ever taste!
– 1 1/2 cup Whole Wheat Flour
– 1 tsp Baking Soda
– 1/2 tsp Pink Himalayan Salt (you can use regular too)
– 1/2 cup packed Brown Sugar
– 1/3 cup Granulated Sugar
– 1/2 cup Vegan butter or margarine (I used a brand called Melt)
– 1 tsp pure Vanilla Extract
– 1 cup non-dairy chocolate chips
– 1 drop Nutmeg essential oil
– 2 drops Cinnamon Bark essential oil
– 1 tbsp Ground Flax Seed
– 3 tbsp Water
– 1/4 cup Applesauce = One Egg (you’ll only need “one egg” for this recipe)
(I thought of using Coconut Oil in the recipe but then decided against it. So I know it’s in the picture but disregard it)
- Preheat oven to 350 Fahrenheit. Grab a large cookie sheet and spray with non-stick spray or coat with a light layer of butter.
- Combine the Flax Seed and water in a small bowl and let sit (if your using applesauce skip this step and add to wet ingredients later). It will become gelatinous in about 5 mins or so.
- Mix the flour, salt, baking soda in a medium bowl and set aside.
- Warm the butter up to room temperature (or leave out before starting to cook until it becomes room temperature) and pour in a medium bowl. Add the sugars and whisk vigorously for a few minutes. Add one drop Nutmeg essential oil and two drops Cinnamon Bark essential oil.
- Add the flax egg (or applesauce) and the vanilla to the butter mixture and whisk until well combined.
- Add the dry ingredients to the wet mixture and stir together with a spoon. I use a wooden spoon for all my baking needs. Be careful not to over-mix.
- Add the chocolate chips and gently fold into the batter.
- Drop a tablespoon amount of cookie mixture on the cookie sheet and place drops 1 inch apart.
- Bake for 13-15 minutes and check with fork or toothpick for doneness.
- Let cool for 5 minutes and then place on cooling rack or plate.
Interested in other recipes using Vitality oils? Check this out!
Disclaimer: Young Living’s Vitality line has not been evaluated by the FDA and does not claim to cure, treat, diagnose or prevent any disease. Their essential oils are 100% pure and therapeutic grade, plant derived oils.