Vegan Chocolate Spice Cookies

It’s fall and that means everything needs to have spice. Muffins, cupcakes, cookies, breads- all reminiscent of the cooling weather and change of leaves. I find that spiced baked goods definitely have a place at this time of year. I also find that sometimes, they can be predictable. The cocoa in this recipe compliments the nutmeg and the sugary layer on the outside make a satisfying treat. Feel free to add chocolate chips or walnuts. They are very similar to drop cookies so make sure they can still be rolled into spheres!

  • 1 1/2 cups flour + 1 tbsp
  • 1 1/4 tsp ground ginger (fresh is great!)
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ground cloves (or allspice if you need to substitute)
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup vegan margarine or 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup molasses (add 1 tbsp if mix is too dry)
  • 1 tsp baking soda dissolved in 1 1/2 tsp hot water
  • bowl of granulated sugar

1. Add all dry ingredients into a bowl. Mix.

2. Combine wet ingredients in another bowl that is larger. Mix.

3. Pour the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients, stirring.

4. Roll into small balls and throw into a bowl of granulated sugar.

5. Bake on a greased cookie sheet at 325 degrees for 10-12 minutes. Dough will crack on top. Enjoy!

Author: 2birds1scone

My name is Shayla and I talk about food. A lot. I live in Brooklyn, NY where I work as a data nerd in the startup world. As much as I wish I could say I've been a healthy vegetarian for the past 8 years, I can't. I started off as many veg's do: eating primarily processed soy products, pasta, and pizza. I also brought meat back into my diet when I started a job in catering. When I realized that cutting out meat didn't make me feel any better and I was still gaining weight, I decided I needed to make some major changes. I started experimenting and researching; I found that the fresher the food was, the more I enjoyed it. I believe we are what we eat. How we feel and what we eat is so profoundly interconnected. It's impossible to exclude factors like diet and lifestyle when you are trying feel better overall. I understand how difficult eating (or just finding) healthy food can be which brings me to this blog. I aspire to help people make healthy living easier. 2birds1scone is a place for suggestions, inspiration and shared information. It's about bringing healthier perspectives to every part of your life. Please feel free to submit your thoughts and recipes! Namaste. "One choice at a time, with intention and compassion for our selves and our planet, we can eat clean and live well." -Terry Walters

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