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Your day is about to get a little more joyous with my new recipe for Double Chocolate Cookies!
The other night Walker was out with his buddy, so Vienna and I had a girl date. About 20 minutes before bed she decided she wanted to make cookies, so she twisted my arm and we decided to make them together! I explained to her that because there is so much chocolate in these, she can only eat half a cookie otherwise she will be UP ALL NIGHT — especially since she’s like her mama, chocolate is like a shot of espresso straight to the veins for me.
We had so much fun baking together! She definitely had her fill with chocolate, as did I. Not surprisingly, it took me a little longer to fall asleep. So if you're like me, maybe don't eat these right before bed!
Honestly, I had no clue if these would work out since it was a total shot in the dark. I’ve baked enough though so I usually know the ratios of wet to dry and magically they turned out soft, chewy and oh so dang amazing!!! I wasn’t even planning on putting these on the blog, but because they were so good I asked Walker to shoot them for me yesterday morning — not that he didn’t already have enough on his plate, but he happily obliged.
These cookies are:
I think this would be a wonderful host or hostess gift if you've got any holiday parties to attend this year. Hint, hint - I would definitely appreciate them being made for me!
Here's the recipe that Vienna and I created for you - Double Chocolate Cookies.
Makes 16-18 cookies.
You may wish to adjust the sweetness but I found they needed coconut sugar and maple syrup or the bitterness of the raw cacao comes out. If you reduce the maple syrup you'll need to add more water because coconut flour is very dry.
*If you want to make this nut-free try 1 cup of oat flour.
Update May 17: I increased the raw cacao powder from 1/4 cup to 1/3 cup I like them more chocolatey!
If you want to make these egg-free, use flax eggs instead. 1 tbsp flax + 2.5 tbsp water = 1 egg, so you'll need to double that since there are 2 eggs.
Just in case you missed the note in the recipe card, be sure to let them cool otherwise they will fall apart very easily when they are hot because of the coconut oil. Once that oil solidifies up they hold together perfectly.
Vienna and I love baking together and if you've got kids I highly encourage you to do this as often as possible because it's a great way to teach children about food and nutrition. I talk a lot about this in my free guide: Little Food Lovers Healthy Snackers.
I can't wait to hear what you guys think of these yummy cookies! I had one this morning with my Rise & Shine Latte.
Just a little fyi -- these cookies are much darker than these photos appear. I think it was just the lighting in the office when Walker shot them for me. So if yours come out looking like dark chocolate cookies, that's how they should look!
I made these yesterday and they are absolutely amazing!!! I love how they are soft and chewy :)Reply
Yay! Happy to hear that Christine!
YUM! These look amazing! Just wondering what you’ve read about coconut sugar? I don’t know too much about it!Reply
It's a one-to-one ratio with refined white or brown sugar so it's super easy to use in baking. It's made from the coconut sap. It has small amounts of fibre, antioxidants and minerals. It's not a health food per se but it's far better than refined sugar.
You have a note about coconut oil at the bottom of the recipe, but there is no oil in the list of ingredients. Is there supposed to be coconut oil in these cookies? Thanks!Reply
Yes there is! I goofed up. However, I've had multiple people on social media reach out and tell me they made them and loved them so I'm wondering if it doesn't even need it. I've updated the recipe.
These are fabulous! I threw in a handful of walnuts and it worked great. Thanks Joy for another great recipe!Reply
Hurray! Glad to hear they turned out so great!
These cookies look so delicious! Would I be able to substitute the almond flour? We have a nut allergy in the house.Reply
Yes try oat flour! Someone else told me it worked on instagram. Enjoy!
I don’t eat sugar anymore, but have been using Stevia. Is there any way to use Stevia in replace of the sugar and maple syrup in this recipe?Reply
Yes, you can but it will significantly alter the consistency so you'll need to add more water in place of the maple syrup. I think it will work, you'll just have to play around with it a bit to find the right amount of liquid without it being too runny. Let me know how you make out in case anyone else wants to do these cookies with stevia.
I have an almond allergy in my house! What would you recommend I sub for the almond flour? I know that making it all coconut flour might not render the right consistency. Thoughts??Reply
Someone told me they used oat flour instead of almond flour and these cookies turned out great!
I made a recent batch with only coconut flour and they are just like a brownie. Or is it chocolate cheesecake? Whatever it yields a delightful morsel.
Coconut flour makes baked goods really nice and soft. They sound delicious!
can i use almond meal instead of almond flour? only because that is what i have at home right now, thanks!Reply
Yep! They are the same thing :)
A delicious, delicate, chocolatey little bite for when the mid-morning or midday slump happens. A quick easy to put together recipe and a definite make again recipe. However, I did not add the water. As the dough seemed sticky without the water, in my case, it would have turned the cookie dough to cake batter. Next time, I might use butter instead of coconut oil. Thanks for continually inspiring me.Reply
Hurray, glad you love this cookie! I had one after lunch today with a cup of tea -- perfect little treat. Thanks for letting me know about the water. I find that coconut flour is so finicky but I'm glad you figured out what worked best! Butter would be really yummy too.
We made these...well...a version of these! I didn't have coconut flour, so I subbed in some buckwheat flour. Knowing this would affect the wet to dry ratio, I added more almond flour and buckwheat flour until I had a cookie dough-like batter. The resulting cookies were more brownie-like, and oh-so-good! Thanks for the inspiration!Reply
That sounds super delicious! Thanks for sharing your substitutions because it always helps other readers. Glad you loved them!
I just made these cookies and they are amazing!!! Soft chewy i loved them!!!Reply
Hurray! Happy to hear you love them :)
Best cookies ever! We couldn’t wait for them to cool down and they definitely fall apart when warm but who cares. Delicious!Reply
Be sure to let them cool completely before eating, as hard as that is! Haha :)
These were so yummy and moist! Distinct coconut flavour from the coconut flour which I like, but my husband doesn't unfortunately! I guess these could be made with regular flour? Is there any other flour that can be substituted for coconut flour? Does non-coconut tasting coconut flour exist? Coconut oil doesn't really taste like coconut depending on the one you get.Reply
Non-Tasting coconut flour does not exist as far as I know! You can get coconut oil that has been deodorized but then it's a processed food with reduced nutritional value. Glad you loved them though! You could use oat flour instead but you'll likely need to double the amount of flour because oat doesn't absorb quite as much liquid.
How many cookies is this recipe suppose to yield? Thanks!Reply
Hope you enjoyed it!
Hi Joy. Theses cookies are amazing. The whole batch was eaten in one day. I added a teaspoon of vanilla and 1/4 teaspoon salt to the recipe. I didn’t flatten the cookies when I put them on the tray so they baked up slightly domed. It was like eating muffin tops. So delicious. Thank you for the recipe.Reply
Love the addition of sea salt! Glad to hear you loved these cookies. Thank you for comment!!
Hello, mine were super wet. As such I couldn't form them and the cookies are mushy and fall completely apart. I did let them cool. Any ideas? Also how many cookies is it supposed to make? ThanksReply
Hmm, that seems odd. Did you make any substitutions to the ingredients? Also, next time I make these I will update the recipe with how many they make because I can't recall off the top of my head.
Hello, no subscriptions. I did do 2 flax eggs, but you mentioned that as an option.Reply
I wonder if that is why. I've had other people make these vegan but I always use eggs myself which makes me think this is the issue since the egg or flax egg is what binds them.
I just made a version of these, but instead of cacao powder I used the spice blend from your Soft and Chewy Pumpkin Spice Cookies (which I wanted to make originally, but I was out of pumpkin puree). They turned out awesome!Reply
That sounds like a lovely combination!! Thanks for sharing!
Hi! I really wanted to try this recipe today but ended up adapting from your recipe instead, because I haven't gone gluten-free (and used regular flour) and didn't have enough maple syrup. But my first attempt baking chocolate (coconut) cookies with raw cacao was a delicious success! Thanks for the inspiration! I'm intrigued by the flax egg. Do I use flax seed meal (not flax seeds) to mix with water? Why does this recipe call for both baking powder and baking soda, when some other recipes may only call for one but not both?Reply
Glad it tuned out for you! You can use flaxseeds or flax meal. You'll get a quicker egg using ground or flax meal. Using both soda and powder gives you a better lift and expansion. Also, sometimes I don't add as much because of the flours I'm using.
Thank you so much Joy for sharing this absolutely chocolatey delicious cooReply
You're so welcome! Glad you love this recipe, it's a fave in my home too!
Has anyone used flax eggs and did they work? I can't eat eggs.Reply
Hi Joy Any replacement for coconut flour? LinaReply
You could try brown rice flour but you'll need to substantially increase the amount and then alter the liquid component. I haven't tried it so I can give you the exact measurements. Good luck!
Looking forward to making these...chocolate is my fifth food group! Can I please have the nutritional status breakdown for your recipes? Thank you so much.Reply
Haha, me too! I don't calculate the nutrition information for my recipes but you can certainly put the information into an app like my fitness pal if that is important to you. Hope that helps :)
We made these tonight using oat flour and my son loved them. He can't wait to have them in his lunch this week.Reply
They are phenomenal and a quick easy recipe!Reply
Hi MC, glad you love these!
I made these about three times now. Today, I used coloured mini MReply
Oh how fun!!
My comment was cut off. Hehe. Coloured MReply
All good, I got the gist of it :)
Just made a double batch for a friend and her family. What a delightful soft moist brownie like morsel. I noted the updated version, I see here, in my Joyous Health cook book. Also made almond butter cookies today from the same book. Mmmmmmm.Reply