Hey guys. It's Madalynn. I haven't contributed to the blog in forms of a post yet, but you may recognize me from my work on our Instagram, or our owl logo I drew with the first three Sharpies I saw while my mom was creating the blog. (Spoiler Alert: We may be updating that soon, so stay tuned.)
Anyway, my mom went out of town this weekend, so I figured I would finally make myself useful around here and make some cookies. But not just any cookies. Vegan cookies.
Now, I'm not really a vegan, but I like to try and eat a lot of vegan meals because 1) I'm pretty sure I'm lactose intolerant, 2) I like meat, but not for every meal, and 3) I don't really like to support factory farming, so depending on what brand the meat is or which meat supplier a restaurant uses, I will avoid it.
So, this is a recipe I found by a vegan vlogger on Youtube called Liv's Healthy Life. I did things just slightly differently than the way she does them in that video, but oh my heck they are so good and so easy and so fast. Usually I dread making cookies because it can take a while, but these were done in like twenty minutes, if not less.
Here are the ingredients you will need:
So I mean, most of that stuff will already be in your home. The only thing I had to pick up was some more almond milk and some chocolate chips. Once you have all of your ingredients, preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Then you can start mixing things.
Now, I greased a baking sheet before putting these in the oven, but you don't necessarily have to since they have the oil inside them. I didn't with the second batch I put in and they came out perfectly fine. If you do want to grease the sheet, I just used a little bit of coconut oil and wiped it around with a paper towel.
So yeah, they came out looking awesome and they also tasted really good. I know there is this stigma surrounding vegan food that it's super gross, but I can assure you it is not. You might think this is biased, but I didn't tell people the cookies were vegan until after they tried them and they said they would have never known. I went out with my friend Charly (who also thought they were delicious) and when I came home later that night, they were practically all eaten. So I mean, the evidence speaks for itself.
Let me know if you try this recipe and whether or not you'd like to see more vegan recipes! I have a ton that I would love to share. If you want to download this recipe, I have prepared that for you as well. Enjoy!
Creators of Hot Cocoa Bombs! (copyrighted)
Helen Reynolds: Mother of six children , grandmother to eleven! I love to cook, craft and create things and I especially love doing that with my family, So, when my lawyer daughter, Lindsey, my artist daughter, Madalynn, and I came up with the idea of Hot Cocoa Bombs, this blog was born. Then, one more daughter, with her technical and science skills, plus creativity has joined in to round us out! Read more about us here!