Confession: There’s not a lot about this recipe that is Greek, except for the fact that I am Greek, and I make them. :) Here’s how the story goes… a friend recently asked me if I have a dairy-free chocolate chip cookie recipe that has actual cookie flavor and doesn’t taste like cardboard. Hence this little recipe was born. It is very simple to throw these cookies together, and if you are either allergic to dairy or simply fasting from it, this cookie will surely satisfy the taste buds.
The applesauce helps to keep the cookie from getting too dry and the oats make them pretty chewy. I use soy butter or vegan buttery spread to replace regular butter but any non-dariy butter will work. Ghirardelli makes a semi-sweet chocolate chip that is dairy-free. (If you have allergies, be sure to check their allergy information page. The chips are made with soy, however, they are manufactured on the same equipment that also makes products containing milk and are made in a facility that uses peanuts and tree nuts.)
Make them and watch them disappear…
RECIPE: (makes about 36 cookies)
1 cup dairy-free soy butter, or vegan buttery spread
1 cup sugar
1 cup brown sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla
1/4 cup applesauce
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 cups flour
2 cups oats
1 – 12 ounce bag Ghirardelli semi-sweet chocolate chips
Cream together butter and sugars in a stand mixer or with a hand mixer. Add vanilla and mix to combine. Add all other ingredients and mix to combine. Using a small ice cream scooper, scoop dough balls onto an uncreased cookie sheet. Bake at 375 degrees for 12-14 minutes or until cookies are golden brown.
The cookies are very soft, so allow them sit on the pan for about 5 minutes before removing them to a cooling rack. Allow them to cool completely before placing them in a cookie jar, otherwise they may stick together.
©2014 by Alexandra Salidas Roll, Figs & Feta.
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