Vegan Cookie Dough

Have you ever felt guilty scooping out a spoonful of cookie dough when you've been told countless times that raw cookie dough will kill you? I think that's ridiculous. I've been eating cookie dough since I was a little kid and I haven't died yet... But I DO feel guilty when I eat a ton of it because lets face it... Shortening and margarine are TERRIBLE for you. This recipe originally calls for vegan butter but I have this issue with the palm oil industry and it's nearly impossible to find a good vegan butter that doesn't use it. Not to mention the fact that you can only find it in a plastic tub. *gag* Click here to learn more about the negative impact of the palm oil industry. Seriously, CLICK HERE!
I prefer to use coconut oil in this recipe. You're also welcome to use: 
  • Apple sauce
  • Vegetable oil (avocado is a good one!)
  • Avocado
  • Pumpkin puree
  • Coconut oil
  • Prune puree
  • Olive oil
Like say whaaaat?! How cool is this??? Just remember these are all butter substitutes for BAKING, you wouldn't want to go spreading apple sauce all over your bagel... Or would you?

Yields: 2 cups PREP TIME: 5 min   |   COOK TIME: 0 min   |   TOTAL TIME: 5 min Author: Lindsay Garza

  • 1/2 cup coconut oil (see notes)
  • 1/4 cup cane sugar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup all-purpose or gluten free flour
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 cup dairy-free milk, cold
  • 1/4 cup chocolate chips or chunks
  1. In a medium bowl, cream together oil, cane sugar, brown sugar, vanilla extract.
  2. Add sea salt and stir in flour. Stir in milk, add an additional splash of milk and stir until cookie dough reaches desired consistency. If dough is still crumbly you may need to kneed the dough and it should come together.
  3. Fold in chocolate chips. 
  4. Best if stored in the fridge in an airtight container.
If you use coconut oil in it's solid state, your cookie dough will be ready to eat immediately. If you use it when it's liquid, it makes it easier to pour the cookie dough into your desired container then refrigerate for later. This is what we usually do since we don't like to eat it all in one sitting but to each her own! Same goes for the milk, be sure to use refrigerated milk or it will end up really runny.

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