Vegan Chocolate Chip Gingersnaps

Vegan Chocolate Chip Gingersnaps

Recently, I have been finding myself in the Whole Foods bakery…A LOT.

I am completely hooked on their Vegan Gingersnaps. They are big, chewy and delicious, and I love ginger. Since I track my macros (carbs-protein-fats), I try to build them into my day so that I can treat myself to them a couple of times a week. I found in My Fitness Pal that the “Lg. Vegan Gingerbread Cookie (Whole Foods)” had only 70 calories, was low in sugar and low in fat. Score, right?! Well, I am starting to think that this is too good to be true, and unfortunately, when things are too good to be true, they are not true.

So, I took it upon myself to create my own recipe, using a few different recipes and a lot of trial and error, and here’s what I came up with.

And no, they don’t have 70 calories each, more like 129 calories each, but they are damn delicious.

I hope you enjoy them as much as I do (and am, right now)!

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Vegan Chocolate Chip Gingersnaps

macros per cookie, makes 12: 129 calories, 9.8g fat, 8.6 carbs, 3.1g protein, 1.9g fiber, 5.5g sugar

Ingredients (recommend organic when possible):

1 1/2 c. almond meal flour (recommend Bob’s Red Mill)

2T. coconut oil, melted

3T. unsulphured blackstrap molasses

1T. pure maple syrup

1/4t. ground cloves

1T. ground cinnamon

1t. baking powder

1T. semi-sweet mini chocolate chips (use Enjoy Life for vegan)

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Add the dry ingredients to a bowl and mix together.
  3. Pour in the molasses and oil and mix well.
  4. Refrigerate dough for 30 minutes to allow to harden.
  5. Use a spoon to scoop out mounds of cookie dough. Form the dough into balls and place them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Use a fork to press them down and form a cookie shape.
  6. Bake for 10 to 14 minutes or until browned around the edges.
  7. Allow cookies to cool at least 10 minutes before removing from the cookie sheet and enjoying.

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I like to plan ahead. It's how I get a leg up on my week so there's less of a chance that I slip into bad habits. That way I can focus on loving life here in Annapolis, Maryland.

Mary Davis

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