Wonder Cookies! Vegan, Grain-Free & Date-Sweetened Chocolate Chip Cookies


Wonder Cookies! Vegan, Grain-Free & Date-Sweetened Chocolate Chip Cookies

Wonder cookies are vegan, grain-free, date-sweetened, and are quickly made nut-free. Genuinely scrumptious and feel-good chocolate chip cookies.

A side angle of chocolate chunk wonder cookies. One of the cookies is split in half to reveal the moist interior.

A photo of the open shelves in my kitchen with the cookie ingredients and a grey food processor on the butcher block counter.

An overhead shot of ingredients for cookies on a white/grey marble background.

I truthfully can’t stand baking, and I actually must simply be eating/sharing huge plates of summer season tomatoes, peaches, corn, basil etc. at this moment, however I had the concept of these marvel cookies in my head and I could not quit working on it!

There’s a great deal of paleo (and paleo-vegan) chocolate chip cookie dishes with coconut sugar/honey/maple syrup. I wished to go completely unrefined though. Utilizing dates as the sweetener for a cookie brings an entire host of difficulties. Dates do not caramelize like fine-tuned sweeteners. They do not add to the structure of the cookie since they’re naturally gummy. They aren’t as sweet as sugar and maple syrup, so you need to make sure that you’re bringing it flavour-wise with the other active ingredients. I’m likewise thinking about: no dairy, eggs, or grain-based flours. Likewise an integrated objective to make a nut-free alternative!

7 attempts later on and we have an excellent cookie made with 10 core active ingredients that prevail for the natural food store-dwellers amongst us. I take pride in this one! I likewise do not actually wish to see a chocolate chip cookie for a while!

These cookies are somewhat tender, gooey with chocolate, completely sweet, and they have a golden-brown edge. Improved sugars produce those toffee-like, crisp edges common to chocolate chip cookies. Not gon na take place here, however we get actually close! My earlier efforts were more like thin muffin tops.

In addition to the dates, a mix of almond flour, coconut flour, coconut oil, and almond butter comprise the body of these marvel cookies. If you enjoy grain-free deals with, you may likewise like these ginger molasses softies or this jumbo single serve tahini chocolate piece cookie.

For the nut-free variation, I make sunflower seed flour in the mixer or food mill. I likewise change the almond butter with sunflower seed butter. I in fact liked these ones much better. Due to the fact that I made the flour fresh for them, I discovered the cookie to be a touch more damp. Simply understand that the dough/finished item for the nut-free variation will have a green-ish tint. Sunflower seeds include chlorogenic acid, and when they’re integrated with baking soda and heat, it produces baked products of differing green tones. Still completely safe to consume!

While these cookies are “all the complimentary’s” (as my bud Jess states), these are still a sweet reward with an excellent dosage of natural fats. They are filling! Anyhow, let me understand if you attempt them. I attempted to be additional extensive with the directions in anticipation of concerns.

4 photos: hot water being poured over dates in a white bowl, an overhead shot of the food processor with nut butter and dates, another overhead shot of the food processor with almond flour in it, and the last one is an up close shot of the chocolate chunks on top of the cookie batter in a bowl.

A side angle shot of chocolate chip cookies piled on top of each other against a white background,

2 photos: one shows sunflower seeds in a blender from overhead. The next one shows those sunflower seeds ground up into a “flour.”

An overhead shot of chocolate chip wonder cookies on a white parchment paper background.

Wonder Cookies

Wonder cookies are vegan, grain-free, date-sweetened, and are quickly made nut-free. Genuinely scrumptious and feel-good chocolate chip cookies.

PREPARATION TIME 20 minutes COOK TIME 10 minutes OVERALL TIME 30 minutes

Course Dessert, Treat Diet Plan Gluten Free, Vegan, Vegetarian

Servings: 20 Cookies

Author: Laura Wright

Devices

  • Food Mill

Components

  • 2/3 cup pitted dates, gently jam-packed
  • 1 tablespoon ground flaxseed + 3 tablespoons of water
  • 1/2 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4(* )cup(* )+ 1 teaspoon MELTED AND COOLED coconut oil, determined in its liquid state 1/4 cup
  • roasted, smooth almond butter (or sunflower seed butter for nut-free variation) 2 1/2 teaspoons
  • vanilla extract 1 cup
  • almond flour or sunflower seed flour( see note) 1/4 cup
  • coconut flour 1/2 teaspoon
  • great sea salt 1/2 teaspoon
  • baking soda 1 little cup
  • vegan chocolate chunks/chips Directions Preheat the oven to 350 ° F. Line a big baking sheet with parchment paper and reserved.

Location the dates in a bowl. Cover them with boiling water. Let them soak and soften for 5 entire minutes.

  • In a little bowl, intensely stir together the ground flaxseed, water, and apple cider vinegar. Set mix aside for 5 minutes to thicken/gel somewhat.
  • Once the dates are softened, drain and move them to the bowl of a food mill, fitted with the “S” blade. Include the flaxseed mix, coconut oil, almond butter, and vanilla. Run the food mill on high till you have a reasonably smooth paste, stopping at one indicate scrape down the sides of the bowl.
  • Include the almond flour, coconut flour, salt, and baking soda to the food mill. Run the motor on high till you have a sticky and unified dough, stopping at one indicate scrape down the sides of the bowl.
  • Scrape the sticky cookie dough out into a medium bowl. Fold in the chocolate chips with a spatula till they are uniformly combined throughout the dough.
  • Drop loaded tablespoons of the cookie dough out onto the baking sheet. As soon as you have actually scooped all of the dough, gently oil your hands. Roll and flatten each part of dough and set up on the baking sheet. These cookies will not spread out as they bake, so they will not require much area.
  • Bake the marvel cookies till deep golden on the undersides and gently split on the top, about 11 minutes. Cool cookies on the baking sheet. These cookies are efficiently delighted in the day that they are baked.
  • Notes
  • This cookie dough will appear impossibly sticky/too damp when you’re attempting to form it. I advise gently oiling your hands to roll and flatten the parts of dough.

My dates were the dry, usually less expensive, ones that you can discover in the baking aisle. If you’re utilizing additional soft and fresh Medjool dates, I ‘d just soak them for about 1 minute approximately (or bypass soaking totally).

  • I understand that policy chocolate chips/chunks/bars constantly have sugar. If you wish to keep these genuinely fine-tuned sugar-free, opt for
  • Lily’s Baking Chips, which are sweetened with stevia.
  • I made the “sun-flour” (sunflower seed flour) in the dry blade container of my Vitamix. Simply entire, raw sunflower seeds that I pulsed till they looked like almond flour. I attempted to do this in the food mill, and the outcome was certainly more coarse. I believe you can make it work if you keep scraping down the bowl and standing firm, ensuring that the mix does not get too hot and clump up. I note coconut oil for these marvel cookies, however variations that I attempted with grapeseed and avocado oil were simply as excellent.
  • Published in fall, dessert, gluten complimentary, grain-free, nut complimentary, refined sugar-free, treat, spring, summer season, sweet, vegan, winter season
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49 remarks

Olivia Ommmmgggg yes! This exact same thing has actually been on my mind recently too and I’m so fired up to attempt your development. Excellent task Such a difficult thing to best. Ahh I require these cookies in my stubborn belly like now. Thanks girl!

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    Kris Can’t wait to attempt the nut-free variation, Laura! This is extremely amazing.

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    Elizabeth I was so hoping you ‘d be sharing this dish after I saw your instagram stories. I have actually looked for a date-sweetened chocolate chip cookie dish online prior to however never ever discovered one. So pleased you stood firm! Thank you for the dish– can’t wait to attempt these!

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    Anna I can’t wait to attempt these, they look so excellent! Simply curious Laura whether you’ve chosen to go grain complimentary?

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    Laura Hi Anna! Nope, simply grain-light nowadays:-RRB-


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      Natalia I do enjoy sunflower seeds based cookies and this dish sounds beautiful! Have actually been constantly utilizing dates in location of other sugar as I discover them the most inexpensive healthies method to sweeten tarts/cookies so can’t wait to attempt them as soon as possible! Thank you, Laura!

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    Rika would these cookies be sweet enough with no chocolate chips?

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    Laura When I was tasting them, I took bits without chocolate chips on function to see if the cookie was sweet enough, and truthfully I believe they are! Simply sweet enough.


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      Erin at Pure Banquet From the bottom of my heart, thank you a lot for standing firm and bringing these cookies to life! I’m not a baker either, however all I wish to do today is make these (or rather, consume these).

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    Sara @ Cake Over Steak I have significant gratitude for this. I have actually been dealing with the dish for a single-serving vegan chocolate chip cookie, and it’s no joke. However, I do enjoy the procedure and I enjoy chocolate chip cookies. Can’t get enough!

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    Amanda Maguire This dish! Congratulations to you for even handling the difficulty of “all the releases” cookies (love that expression btw). These look amazing and now I’m extremely unfortunate I tossed my coconut flour recently throughout a cleansing binge.:( I had a lot of specialized flours taking control of my freezer and no hint what to make with them. Gah!

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    Laura I completely get that! My additional freezer in the basement has plenty of unusual flours (and veggie stock popsicles that I produce my pet hehe). If you have a good mixer, you can constantly make somewhat coarser coconut flour with shredded coconut (if you have that on hand)!


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      Katie Hey There Laura! These look wonderful! For the somewhat greenish tint of sunflower (I * completely * understand what you’re speaking about!) for baked products I either included 1-2c. of spinach to actually choose the green or I include 2-3T. of dark cocoa powder( subbing out some flour). The dark cocoa powder actually discusses well with the ‘non health nut’ crowd– they can’t inform the cookies are all the complimentary’s. And when is more chocolate a bad thing? For me, I do both:-RRB-

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    Laura Katie, I enjoy the concept of including cocoa to cover the green! Double chocolate marvel cookies yessssss. Thanks for these amazing suggestions:D


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      Kristin Simply made these last night (the nut variation)! However I need to confess, the dough didn’t make it into the oven. It may be the very best cookie dough I have actually ever had! I can’t wait to make them once again and ideally this time the dough will make it to the oven. Thanks!

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    Deborah I likewise would rather prepare practically anything than bake (I am extremely considerate of excellent bakers!) however you worked so dang tough on these cookies I’ll need to provide a shot. If I can do it … appropriate, anybody(!) can.


  • Have you ever made coconut flour from raw flakes? I’ll investigate it however simply curious if you have actually ever done this– I do not utilize it much so I ‘d rather prevent purchasing it– I DO have great deals of raw flakes–

    Thank you for your effort– it actually is valued.
    Aloha,
    Deborah
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    Laura Hey There Deborah!


    • I have actually made coconut flour from flakes in the dry container of my Vitamix, and it DID get the flakes rather great. Although, when I did utilize them in a brownie dish (that I had actually checked lots of times), I discovered that the outcomes weren’t rather the exact same. Usually coconut flour dries an extremely damp batter out a bit, and when I made the brownies with the homemade coconut flour, the outcome was significantly more damp. Simply something to think about!

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      deborah Thank you Laura– I’ll purchase a bag after all– I like to make a brand-new dish precisely as composed initially, then mess it up myself– I imply make it my own– later on:-RRB-

      • Cassie Fall Tran

        This appears like such a remarkable dish! Baking is something that I certainly require to support a bit more, since I’m simply not the most competent at it, either! It’s actually tough for me to deal with refining ratios. I have actually enhanced tremendously just by following other individuals’s dishes and including alternatives appropriately. Doing so is quite enjoyable, in fact!

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    Jessica Am I the just one consuming the dough right out of the bowl ?! This is the very best dish I have actually attempted. By far. You are worthy of an award for this. I want I might shake your hand.

  • * Side note * I utilized tiny chips and discovered that 1/2 cup was ample.

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    Brenna Bruce These infants are a stroke of genius. (Well, not actually a stroke, more like hours of changes and enhancements):–RRB- They ended up excellent for me! These ought to be packaged and offered.

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    Anneline The cookies remain in the oven today!


  • I did discover that 1 cup was a great deal of chocolate chips …! I tossed them all in prior to I recognized that, however I’ll most likely utilize just half a cup next time.

    These are simply going to be additional chocolatey!
    Can’t wait to taste ’em!
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    Melissa Made these with the almond flour and almond butter and they are scrumptious! Really soft and chewy. Directions were extremely in-depth and made it simple to follow! Next time I will attempt with the sunflower seed flour!

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    Britta Simply came out of the oven and these are DELICIOUS!!!! I utilized butter rather of coconut oil and utilized 100% choco sliced up and they ended up so so best. Thanks for the dish!!

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    hailey farris are these excellent to freeze? if so the length of time? didn’t wish to prepare all of em tonight!

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    Kelly Mahan Hey, wasn’t simple however was definitely worth the effort– I could smell the cookies from here x.x

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    Deanna Hey There Laura, Do you believe this dish deal with an egg changing the flaxseed meal and water? I run out flax however do have eggs and all other active ingredients. They sound incredible can not wait to attempt!

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    Laura An egg will certainly work!


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      Noelle This is was a great cookie dish, potentially the very best vegan cookie I have actually ever had. I made the nut variation and just included a tablespoon of maca powder. Thank you!!!!

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    Melanie These cookies sound amazing! I have a significant craving for sweets however I’m attempting to get a growing number of far from included sweeteners in my baking. For that reason I enjoy that these are made with dates! Likewise, yay for the vegan and gluten complimentary element! They seem like marvel cookies for sure. I’ll require to upgrade you when I attempt them!

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    Meaghan These genuinely are marvel cookies! I have actually made these 3 times in a 2 week duration! I enjoy the batter, i enjoy them with or without chocolate, I enjoy when they’re under prepared, I enjoy when they’re over prepared! I subbed cashew flour and butter for the almond flour and butter and it works excellent. They likewise are excellent at space temperature or right out of the freezer. Thanks for a fantastic dish (specifically for those people on a limited diet plan)! ❤ ❤ ❤

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    Harris Excellent dish. Where did you get those lovely containers?

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    Laura They were a fortunate discover in the house Goods/HomeSense. They have comparable ones at The Container Shop though.


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      Stasia I made these the other day without chocolate chips, simply a couple of handfuls toasted and sliced pecans rather and with a heaping teaspoon cinnamon. Winner! I so value a reward without the typical syrups and sugars and these were tasty. Thanks Laura!:-RRB-

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    Tara I have actually made these two times now and I am impressed how near genuine thing these taste and yet a lot healthier. The cookie dough is so excellent we simply double the batch so we consume half as cookie dough Thank you for refining these and for letting us learn about Lilys chocolates !!

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    Kelly I am so connected on these cookies. I make them without the chocolate chips and they are a best dessert or post exercise treat. Can you utilize another flour besides coconut flour and keep the exact same consistency. Thank you for this excellent dish!!

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    Laura Hey There Kelly!


    • I’m unsure on how to change the coconut flour here. It certainly has a function because it dries the dough simply enough to make these cookie-like. I’m questioning if some type of starch is the response? Tapioca, potato etc.

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      Gloria hi! They sound incredible and I would enjoy to attempt them! Do you believe I could leave out the dates? Would they work without them– texture smart I imply?

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    Laura I do not believe these will work without the dates. They form a vital structural and flavour element here. I have actually not attempted it and would not advise attempting it.


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      Sherry Thanks for all the labour that entered into this dish, Laura! We have actually simply tested our very first batch and concur that it most likely will not be our last. (I will be interested to understand the length of time they will hold up, because even greedy types like us will not have the ability to survive the batch on the day of! I see Meaghan has actually frozen them, which deserves thinking about.) After checking out others’ remarks I included 1/2t. cinnamon and minimized the chocolate bits to 3/4 cup: both worked well. I likewise utilized a spring-loaded scoop to give, which I can just think of to be 100x much easier than scraping out of a tablespoon step, though my scoop is undoubtedly somewhat bigger, yielding simply 18 cookies rather of 20. I utilized water-moistened fingers to flatten and went on the thinner side, which I do advise to others attempting them for the very first time, as we aren’t a lot “baking” these in the conventional sense as drying them out. No surprise you take pride in this one!!! I am so curious about something: what is the function of the cider vinegar? Is it simply to assist trigger the sodium bicarbonate, or does it have some chemical function in relation to the flax egg that I’m uninformed of?

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    Murielle Banackissa Hey There Laura,

  • Simply wished to state that I attempted these cookies this month and they were definitely magnificent! They were so excellent that the whole batch I made was gone within minutes.

    I simply composed a post about my 8 Might favorites and this dish made it to the list as my preferred dish of the month! If you want to have a look at the blogpost, here it is: https://www.muriellebanackissa.com/blog/

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    Deborah After 40 days on Whole30, my hubby and I chose we required a “quarantine” deal with that might be a little “off strategy” however not completely eliminate the Whole30 work. These cookies were best. I utilized medjool dates and made my own sunflower seed flour out of raw seeds. I didn’t have actually almond butter however utilized raw cashew butter rather. They are wonderful and we definitely enjoy them. After 40 days of Whole30, they tasted like paradise!!!

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    Emma exists an alternative to coconut flour aside from coconut flakes? would enjoy to make these!

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    Laura Hi Emma,


    • I believe you might swing it with ground up coconut flakes if you have access to a food mill or spice mill or something comparable. The coconut flour assists to dry the batter and assist it set, so it does have its own function here.

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      Kelly Delighted to attempt. Concern: do you make the sunflower seed butter or purchase it? questioning if it’s simply sunflower seeds mixed, or if there are ingredients i.e. sugar– THANKS!

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    Laura Hey There Kelly,


    • I generally purchase the unsweetened SunButter brand name, which is simply sunflower seeds.

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      Hi! These are incredible, however I saw listed below that somebody commented and stated they are not whole30? We are doing paleo, and I believed they were? Likewise- do you understand the nutrition realities? Thanks for the dish!

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    Laura Hi there!

    • As far as I comprehend, these are certainly not Whole30-friendly. On the Whole30 program, you are not enabled to take Whole30-compliant active ingredients (dates, almonds and so on) and turn them into a sweet reward. You actually are just allowed to consume meals constructed of entire foods. Likewise, even a coconut sugar or stevia-sweetened chocolate chip would not be Whole30-compliant since sweeteners of any type are not enabled. If you utilize a coconut sugar or other alternative-sweetener chocolate chip, they are paleo-friendly as far as I understand. I do not follow this diet plan, so I do not understand the specifics. You would be best to do some Googling simply to make certain.

      I never ever publish nutrition info on my website! I would advise taking a look at among the lots of complimentary nutrition calculators online like My Physical fitness Buddy:-RRB-

      – L

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      Julie
      I was hesitant initially however let me inform you these are scrumptious!! I will certainly be making these once again. I needed to freeze them so I would not consume them all in 2 days!

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