I am a snacker. I love myself a treat after my workout or when I feel peckish at around 3.00 PM. These chocolate brownie cookies would be perfect. I was only too thrilled when I was sent a copy of Madame Labriski's cookbook - Fuel Your Day. Everything about her style of cooking appeals to me. She is a mom of 3 and a marathon runner and was on the lookout for snacks that fuel her workouts but was also fun for her kids. She created a wonderful array of recipes without any refined sugar or fat. I don't have a problem with either of those ingredients, but I also don't mind myself some guilt-free treats. All the recipes in this book are sweetened with date puree and/or apple sauce and my daughter didn't even notice a difference.
I tried quite a few recipes from this book. My most favourite though is this chocolate brownie cookie recipe that I have made several times. V tends to crinkle his nose when I say healthy and brownie in the same sentence, but even he didn't notice, I saw him reach for a second.
This chocolate brownie cookie is a wonderful mix of cookie and a fudgy brownie. The deep dark chocolate flavours are so inviting. My most favourite part about the book is the fact that most recipes come together in one bowl without much fuss. As an avid baker, I also appreciate the metric measurement. Weighing out ingredients means the recipes turn out as intended and no cleaning measuring cups.
For more vegan cookies check out this recipe
I would like to take this opportunity to thank Penguin Random House Canada for providing me with a free, review copy of this book. I did not receive monetary compensation for my post and opinions expressed here are my own.
Chocolate Brownie Cookies
- ¾ Cup Date Puree 225 g
- ½ Cup Apple Sauce 150 g
- ½ Cup Cow's Milk or Almond milk 60 ml
- 1 Large Egg
- 1 tablespoon Pue Vanilla Extract 15 ml
- ½ teaspoon Baking Soda
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- Pinch of salt
- ½ Cup Whole grain Spelt 75 g
- ½ Cup Cocoa Powder 50 g
- ¼ Cup Flax Meal 30 g
- ½ Cup Drak Chocolate Chips 100 g
- ½ Cup Chopped Walnuts 50 g
- ¼ Cup Raw cocoa nibs (optional) 35 g
- Whole Walnuts for garnish
- Preheat the oven to 350°F(180°C).
- In a bowl, combine all the wet ingredients - Date puree, apple sauce, egg, milk, and vanilla extract.
- To this add baking powder, baking soda, and salt and mix well.
- Mix in the flour, cocoa powder, chopped walnuts, flax meal, dark chocolate chips, chopped walnuts, cocoa nibs until combined.
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone mat—otherwise, everything will stick.
- Drop spoonfuls of dough to create beautifully round energy cookies
- Decorate each cookie with a whole walnut.
- Bake for 15 minutes. Transfer on to a cooling rack and enjoy.