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How To Make Vegan Girl Scout Cookies From Scratch
The No B*!!$#!T Vegan And Gluten Free Alternative To Samoa Girl Scout Cookies
Its the magical time of year when the little leprechauns, otherwise known as girl scouts, appear at the doors of every local grocery store sharing the bounty of their ethereal cookie harvest. Oh girl scouts you tease me with your yummy delicious Samoas. Chocolate! Carmel! Coconut! So close, yet an entire vegan and dairy free universe away... There is no doubt, that although girl scout cookies are seriously yummy, they are not seriously healthy. My best friend is without many things in her diet, including dairy which makes Samoas not so good for her to eat. It was at this time last year that she set out to make a seriously healthy vegan alternative to the Samoa Girl Scout Cookie. Chocolate, almond, caramel vegan and gluten free deliciousness. Honestly, its about the best cookie I have ever shoved in my face. Best of all its a completely vegan cookie. Better yet, its a gluten free cookie, albeit by accident. These chocolate vegan cookies are made from 5 natural organic ingredients and sugars that are good for you. Yep. 5 ingredient gluten free, vegan cookies, that are good for you.
Really. This vegan cookie is the no bull, healthy, gluten free alternative to Girl Scout Cookies that even the most sensitive of stomachs can handle. Definitely the cookie that a celiac intolerant person has been looking for. There are so many great things about this cookie, aside from its originality, and healthiness. It contains vegan chocolate! The recipe is easy to change up, if say, you are someone who cannot have coconut or almond. You can easily substitute in something that you can handle. Check out the recipe for this yummy Gluten free, vegan cookie, healthy Girl Scout Cookie alternative. The best vegan cookies or gluten free cookies you will ever have.
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You may be wondering why I am putting a list of tools that you will need in the beginning, and the reason for this is; I have found that using the proper tools when baking produces the best results. Often it also saves you time and money. It took a long time for me to perfect my recipe for vegan gluten free cookies, and during my experimentation, I have found that using the proper tools really does make all the difference.
For example: I use almond flour in this recipe. I have found that it is cheaper to buy the almonds in bulk, and then put the almonds into the food processor and mince. This way we have the minced almonds for the batter, and at the bottom of the food processor, we will have just enough almond flour to make our vegan gluten free cookies.
- food processor
- parchment paper
- cookie pans
- 1 quart pot
- measuring cups and spoons
- cooling rack
Baking Vegan Cookies
Baking without the proper utensils is like hiking without the proper shoes. You may reach your destination, but the steps to getting there are going to be much more tedious.
How To Make Organic Chocolate ~ Gluten Free ~ Vegan Cookies - Vegan And Gluten Free Cookies Recipe
- 2 Cup Chopped Almonds
- 8 tbsp Almond Powder
- 2 tbsp Almond Milk
- 1/2 Cup Dry Grated Coconut
- 5 tbsp Coconut Oil plus 1 tsp
- 3/4 Cup Maple Sugar
- 2 tbsp Brown Sugar
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- Place 1 cup of almonds into the food processor and mince coarsely. The almonds will produce some powder; this is almond flour, and will be used a little later. You will need to separate the flour from the chunks. This can easily be done with a sifter. Separate into two different bowls and set aside for now.
- Mix the coconut oil, almond milk and maple syrup in the pot and bring to a low boil for about 2 minutes. You do not have to use a candy thermometer for this part.
- Once you allow the mixture to boil for several minutes, remove the pot from the heat and allow the bubbles to settle.
- Once the bubbles have subsided, stir in the vanilla, salt and almond flour.
- Next you stir in the remaining chunks of almonds and shredded coconut until you have a thick sticky consistency batter.
- At this point the batter is ready to go to the fridge to set for several hours.
- * It is also noteworthy, that because this cookie contains no animal products in it, it can be kept in the fridge for up to a week, or frozen for several months. Although, they have never lasted more than two days in my fridge due to the extent of deliciousness.
You do not need to use a candy thermometer in this recipe-it will be okay to boil.
How To Bake Vegan Cookies And Gluten Free Cookies
Baking Vegan And Gluten Free Cookies
Once the cookies have completely set up in the fridge, your almost ready for baking. Set the oven to 325. This is important because this is the temperature that the coconut oil melts. Anything higher will burn them.
Finally we can start putting the cookies onto the baking sheets. Remember to place a piece of the parchment paper on each of the baking sheets. There really is no science behind this. I use a small 1 ounce scooper which is much like an ice cream scoop except miniature. Then I just start scooping. The cookies spread a lot while they are cooking so it is really important to make sure you leave almost 3 inches between each cookie. This will leave adequate space for each cookie to spread thin on the parchment paper. I usually get about 6-8 cookies on a cookie sheet. Its best to prepare all the sheets of parchment paper with cookies to keep the flow baking flow going.
You will be baking a lot of batches of these cookies. It is at this point where I tend to get distracted. Since the cookies only need to bake for about 8 minutes per batch, I RECOMMEND ATTACHING THE TIMER TO YOURSELF, so as not to forget about your cookies...Although the dog really loves the burnt ones. (Don't worry, the sugars we used are not harmful to dogs.)
You know the cookies are ready to remove from the oven by a number of things. First of all, it smells amazing. Second, the edges are golden brown. Third, the cookies are completely spread thin on the sheet.
You can remove the parchment paper from the cookie sheet and place onto the cooling racks.
I like to cool to room temperature and then additionally cool them in the refrigerator for several more hours until the chocolate is ready...
NO DOGGIES WERE HARMED DURING THE MAKING OF THESE COOKIES
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How To Melt The Vegan Chocolate Sauce
Melting The Vegan Chocolate Chips For Vegan Cookies
This is the fun part. I start by pairing the cookies with the closest size and shape matches. I pair the cookies and place singularly in rows kinda like an assembly line style.
Once the cookies are paired I start on the chocolate mixture. This can be done in a double broiler. Place a bag of organic chocolate chips into the double broiler with one tbsp of coconut oil. Melt the chocolate and coconut oil together stirring only occasionally.
Once the chocolate is melted you can begin to spread the chocolate onto one line of cookies. After you have spread the chocolate onto one side, you firmly press the other non chocolate cookie onto the top of the chocolate covered cookie. Voila. You now have a vegan gluten free Samoa Girl Scout Cookie.
Another alternatively delicious spin on this cookie is sprinkling sea salt onto the chocolate before covering the cookie.
To Make Your Vegan Girl Scout Cookie Alternative Even More Delicious, Sprinkle Sea Salt Onto The Melted Chocolate Before You Close The Cookie. YUMMY
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Is it possible that these cookies are better than girl scout cookies?