Christmastime is a time of baking cookies, making fudge, and sitting around a cozy fire with loved ones.
(Fun fact – we spend Christmas with my husband’s family in Florida, and his dad puts a fireplace video on the tv screen while we open presents – it’s hilarious and cozy all at the same time.)
While Christmas is the perfect excuse to eat alllll of the sweets and bad-for-you delicious treats, I like to do this in moderation.
I enjoy making healthier cookies, like my no-bake ones, and these soft batch double chocolate chip cookies.
They taste delicious and no one would guess that they are made using healthier ingredients!
These double chocolate chip cookies taste like a brownie/cake hybrid. They are not your traditional cookie – they are soft, cake-like, and practically melt in your mouth.
I love the strong chocolatey taste that the cacao gives cookies!
Grab a glass of milk or some ice cream and enjoy these healthier cookies this year!
Soft Batch Double Chocolate Chip Cookies
- 1 cup whole wheat flour
- 1/2 cup raw cacao powder (or substitute unsweetened cocoa powder)
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
- 1/4 cup coconut oil, melted
- 1/4 cup applesauce
- 1/2 cup honey
- 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
- 1 egg
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- 1 tablespoon instant coffee grounds (optional)
- 1 cup organic dairy free chocolate chips
- Combine flour, cacao powder, baking soda, baking powder, and salt in a bowl. Whisk to combine.
- Beat coconut oil, applesauce, egg, honey, maple syrup, coffee grounds, and vanilla extract until smooth (1-2 minutes)
- Add flour in, mixing well until combined
- Fold in chocolate chips
- Drop by spoonfuls onto a baking sheet
- Bake at 350 degrees for 7-10 minutes