Hey bloggies! I’m so glad you enjoyed WIAW as much as I did! I always like checking out what yummy things other bloggers ate. Our diets are very diverse, but it’s what works for us. Everyone has a different body and needs to fuel accordingly.
Today I had originally planned to post my vegan “meat”ball recipes. However, after hearing the “mmm”s when I served my family dessert last night, I knew I couldn’t keep this cookie recipe to myself any longer.
We have a few cookie monsters in my house. If you’ve never met a cookie monster before, than I should warn you that cookie monsters are notorious for making cookies vanish right before your eyes.
They must be related to the sock monster that lives in my basement because both cookies and socks seem to magically go missing when I so much as turn my head. Hmmm.
From careful observation of cookie monsters, I’ve learned that they have a particular affinity for chocolate cookies, chocolate chip to be exact…or so I thought.
Last night I learned that my cookie monsters seemed to have acquired a more gourmet palate. What started out as a recipe experiment based on chocolate ginger truffles somehow progressed to loud “mmm”s and vanishing cookies.
The crumbs are my only evidence, but I’d say these chocolate ginger truffle cookies went over quite well…
Chocolate Ginger Truffle Cookies
Makes 12-16 cookies
- 1 bar Ginger Dark Chocolate (I used Green & Black’s)
- 1 cup + 2TBS spelt flour
- 1/4 cup NuNaturals Stevia Baking Blend or organic sugar
- 3 TBS cocoa powder, sifted
- 3/4 tsp ground ginger
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1/4 cup + 2 TBS agave syrup
- 1/4 cup oil
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- Preheat oven to 350*F.
- Finely chop ~3/4 of the dark chocolate bar either by hand or in a food processor. Chop other 1/4 of the bar into squares and reserve for placing on top of each cookie before baking.
- Mix finely chopped dark chocolate, flour, NuNaturals Stevia Baking Blend (or sugar), cocoa powder, ground ginger, baking powder, and baking soda in a bowl.
- In a separate bowl, mix agave syrup, oil, and vanilla extract.
- Add wet to dry and mix until just combined.
- Use a small ice cream scoop or your hands to form small balls. Slightly press them down with a few fingers, placing a reserved square of chocolate in the center of each cookie.
- Bake in the oven for exactly 11 minutes (trust me, they will be perrrrfect this way—nice, chewy, & dense…just like a truffle!).
- Immediately place cookies on a wire rack to cool.
- Enjoy…and be on the look out for cookie monsters :P!