vegan chocolate almond cookies

The last faded autumn leaflet hangs from a frozen branch, just a short fall from the tree to winter. ~ Terri Guillemets

In a wink of an eye, the last month of the year is here. At the beginning of the year, a year always seems like a long period of time but once December arrives, we can’t help but wonder where did the time go as we busy ourselves with the festivities of the season and the closing of yet another year.
vegan chocolate almond cookies | conifères & feuillus
For us here, December brings Christmas. But no matter your faith, whether it’s Christmas or Hanukkah, Kwanzaa or simply the end of a year and start of a new one that you celebrate, I hope it will be a joyous time, filled with love and laughter around your table and of course lots of good food. If you’re looking for a little treat that’s easy to make, you’re in luck. vegan chocolate almond cookies | conifères & feuillusvegan chocolate almond cookies | conifères & feuillusvegan chocolate almond cookies | conifères & feuillus

Vegan Chocolate Almond Cookies (adapted from here)

(yields 18)

  • 200 g almond meal (I used almond meal made with blanched almonds)
  • 20 g cacao powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 50 g coconut oil, warmed just enough so that it’s in liquid form
  • 50 g maple syrup
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. In a bowl combine dry ingredients. Be sure to mix well as all four ingredients have a tendency to form clumps in storage.
  3. In another bowl, combine coconut oil and maple syrup.
  4. Stir in the dry ingredient mixture into the liquid mixture.
  5. Scoop out a spoonful of mixture at a time and roll into balls between the palms of your hands. I measured out 17 g of mixture per ball. Place on a cookie sheet 1.5 cm apart.
  6. Bake for 15-16 minutes. Allow for cool on cookie sheet for a few minutes before placing on a cooling rack.

28 thoughts on “vegan chocolate almond cookies

    1. Thank you so much. I am a self-taught photographer and still learning… I really needed to hear this today so thank you. The days are so short these days and I’m having difficulty with so little light.

  1. You are so right…where did the time go? It seemed like yesterday that we started a year full of promises and hopes…and here it is, almost finished. These are such pretty cookies, with lovely flavors, and just a few natural, good ingredients. They seem the right addition to any cookie collection… Thank you, Annika!

  2. Honestly, when I read “vegan” or “vegetarian” I usually skip the post, but these beautiful pictures and those attractive cookies really cought my attention! They look so Yummy and they Are easy to make with few “understandable” ingredients (which is pretty rare in vegan recipes). Thanks for sharing! i will try this recipe veeeeery soon!

    1. Thank you so much. I am glad the photos lured you here and that you like the recipe. I totally understand what you mean. There are a lot of “new” ingredients these days but I find myself always going back to the ones in our grandmothers pantry. These are super easy, no stand mixer required… let me know how it goes!

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