Gluten-free in 20-15! (The BEST Vegan/GF Chocolate Chip Cookies!)

Vegan Gluten free chocolate chip cookies

Well, we are moving into the 3rd month of the year and one of my goals for 2015 was to experiment with some healthier treats.  I am happy to say I have found an absolute WINNER in the world of chocolate chip cookies.  In fact, I can honestly say, I think I prefer these cookies to the traditional ones.  And to top it off, they are SO easy to make.  Happiness all around!  Here we go….

YOU WILL NEED:

  • 1 1/2 cups cashew butter (**see notes**)
  • 1/4 cup + 1 T maple syrup
  • 1 tsp ground vanilla beans or vanilla extract (i used vanilla extract)
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 cup dark chocolate chips

INSTRUCTIONS:

1. Preheat oven to 350.

2. In a food processor, combine all the ingredients, except for the chocolate chips.

3. Pulse until everything is mixed.

4. Fold in the chocolate chips.

5. Drop cookies onto a lined baking sheet w a spoon.

6. Bake for 10 minutes.

7. Let cool completely before removing from the cookie sheet.

8. Store in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks. You can also freeze them for longer.

**You can get cashew butter at most health food stores (Trader Joe’s, Whole Foods)**

Grab yourself a glass of coconut milk & ENJOY!!!

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