Tuesday’s Cookie: Lacy Cocoa Cookies

Hello, friends. It’s Tuesday and I realize that not only do I owe you a cookie recipe on this fine day, but I also have a SHITTON of reviews, giveaways, and style guides in the backlog. It’s going to be a busy summer full of WINNERS, so stay tuned, baby!

Tuesdays cookie the little foxes vegan cookie recipe ashlee piper style

Today’s cookie is a happy accident. I set out to make a sammich cookie, because those are always delicious, and I ended up messing something up (it happens when you’re an imprecise, Swedish Chef-like person in the kitch) and these happened. But these are actually grand and I like them a lot. I sure hope you do, too. My dogs, Theo and Banjo, sure do…

Tuesdays cookie the little foxes vegan cookie recipe ashlee piper style shelter dog

Tuesdays cookie the little foxes vegan cookie recipe ashlee piper style shelter dog

They’re simple and cocoa-y. Chewy and lacy. And if you fill them with icing or creme, some of it peeks out of the little nooks and makes you feel like a satisfied, messy kid. I like that. Is it Martha Stewart worthy? Probably not. But sometimes the tastiest things aren’t necessarily the tidiest.

Tuesdays cookie the little foxes vegan cookie recipe ashlee piper style shelter dog

Before I dive in to the recipe, I gotta give massive thanks to the Universe for a seriously amazing start to the week. The lovely blog, Dream Till Green, (which was recently featured on the who’s-who Mecca of the online world, Refinery 29) asked me to be their featured “Dreamer” this week, which means that I got to bare my soul and tell everyone my deepest aspirations and struggles. It’s kind of like a Good Will Hunting tale for vegan food bloggers. Not really, but it made me feel warm and fuzzy inside to know that someone gave a hoot, and since it went live yesterday, I’ve received a lot of nice emails from random people saying that it inspired them. If my tales of cooking and cleaning toilets (not at the same time, mind you) have given you a charge or you’re going through a similar transition, I’d love to hear about it – drop me a line.

Tuesdays cookie the little foxes vegan cookie recipe ashlee piper style shelter dog

Okay, now on to the cookies. WOOP!

Tuesdays cookie the little foxes vegan cookie recipe ashlee piper style shelter dog

Lacy Cocoa Cookies

  • Yields: 26 cookies
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 12 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup + 2 tbsp All Purpose Flour
  • 1/4 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • 3/4 tsp Cinnamon
  • 1/3 cup Cocoa Powder
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 3/4 cup Coconut Oil, melted
  • 1 tbsp Almond Milk
  • 1 tbsp Vanilla Extract

Assembly:

  • Preheat your oven to 350F degrees and prepare two baking sheets with parchment or a silpat liner.
  • In a large bowl, sift your dry ingredients together.
  • In a separate bowl, melt your coconut oil in the microwave, or just by stirring vigorously for a few minutes until liquified.
  • Once melted, add your almond milk and vanilla extract and stir until smooth.
  • Add your liquid mixture to the dry ingredients bowl. Stir until the dough is thick, but pliable enough to roll in to small balls.
  • Pinch 1/2 inch worth of dough at a time and roll in to balls.
  • Generously space the dough balls on your baking sheet (these are oily cookies, so they will spread out quite a bit during the baking process).
  • Press dough balls down to be flat discs, about 1/4 of an inch thick.
  • Bake at 350F degrees for 12 minutes.

Tuesdays cookie the little foxes vegan cookie recipe ashlee piper style shelter dog

  • Cookies will have a little oil spewing out the sides and will have spread quite a bit during the baking time. That’s okay. Don’t get nervous!
  • Once edges look lacy, remove from oven and allow to cool.
  • Some people like the edges crispy and just as they are, but for a more refined look, you can use a cookie cutter midway through the cooling process to neaten the appearance (this also means that the cookie is more chewy than crispy).

Tuesdays cookie the little foxes vegan cookie recipe ashlee piper style shelter dog

  • Serve just as they are, or fill with coconut cream (I recommend you chill or freeze the sammiches, if you’re going to do this) or icing. Enjoy!

Tuesdays cookie the little foxes vegan cookie recipe ashlee piper style shelter dog

Tuesdays cookie the little foxes vegan cookie recipe ashlee piper style shelter dog

Tuesdays cookie the little foxes vegan cookie recipe ashlee piper style shelter dog

Tuesdays cookie the little foxes vegan cookie recipe ashlee piper style shelter dog

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Tuesdays cookie the little foxes vegan cookie recipe ashlee piper style shelter dog

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  • http://anunrefinedvegan.wordpress.com An Unrefined Vegan

    You’re a beautiful Dreamer, girl, and I am 100% sure you are going to attain your goals. So cool to see you featured on Dream Till Green!!

    Now for something not so serious: these cookies look YUM, especially with the nice, drippy ‘nut cream on ‘em, but dang me I can’t help giggling about the word lacy and how it reminds me of the character in Caddyshack named Lacey Underall. So sorry for that.

    • http://thelilfoxes.com The Little Foxes

      Thanks, Annie. HA! That’s hilarious. Even writing “Lacy” made me think of a saloon girl-style prostitute from the old west. Perhaps I should just give all my cookies hooker names. And to think, I was gonna name these “Cocoa Laceys.” That would’ve been EXTRA trampy. xo

  • http://sisterearthorganics.wordpress.com The Savvy Sister

    Beautiful!

    • http://thelilfoxes.com The Little Foxes

      Thank you, my beautiful blogger friend!

  • http://theroadtoserendipity.wordpress.com narf77

    These look dog drool inducing (none given of COURSE) and likely to get me back in Steve’s good books for him having to dig up half the yard to fix the broken water pipe because I am useless underground (If God had have wanted me to be under there, he would have made me small, furry and minus my eyes…)

    • http://thelilfoxes.com The Little Foxes

      I like your style! Gettin’ others to do the dirty work is genius! :)

      • http://theroadtoserendipity.wordpress.com narf77

        Yeah but today I had to shovel 6 trailer loads of composted horse poo so I figure we are even…maybe it’s time for Steve to make ME some cookies!

      • http://thelilfoxes.com The Little Foxes

        AMEN! :)

  • http://eatwellpartyhard.com Claire

    A previous boss/amazing friend of mine used to make cookies like this! Hers were the un-vegan version, and I can’t wait to test your spin on them out in her honor.

    The ‘Dream Till Green’ interview–incredible. So many feels.

    • http://thelilfoxes.com The Little Foxes

      Aw, thanks, honey. I am a little worried about the ratio of oil to sugar in this recipe, so I’m going to try it again this weekend and amend as needed. In the meantime, thanks for the lovin’ and for the kudos on the interview. I like feelings. ;)

  • http://glueandglitter.com Becky

    Ooh we have everything required to make these in our kitchen right this second! AND I need to make a bunch of cookies for my friend’s Lifeline benefit on Saturday. What great timing you have!

    • http://thelilfoxes.com The Little Foxes

      Thanks, Becky! Let me know how they turn out for you. I realized that I had two sheets of when I test drove/developed this recipe, so I’m going to try it again this weekend to ensure I got the ratios right (you know how this goes). In the meantime, if you need a cookie, try my tried-and-true PB + Coconut + Chocolate Chip. Never fail: http://thelilfoxes.com/2013/04/09/tuesdays-cookie-peanut-butter-coconut-chocolate-chip/. xo

  • http://www.veganmiam.com veganmiam

    Theo and Banjo look so cute there! And these lacy cocoa cookies look darling as ever.

    http://www.veganmiam.com

  • http://blog.veganosaurus.com Susmitha – Veganosaurus

    These look so good! Especially the yummy, crunchy, lacy part. Mmmmm.

  • http://vedgedout.com Somer

    Some of my best recipes have been sheer accidents. This looks like one of those lovely situations! Those lacy cookies are just beautiful!

  • http://www.good-good-things.com Jenna

    I love a good lacy cookie especially if it’s a cocoa one!

    • http://thelilfoxes.com The Little Foxes

      I love a good Jenna, especially if she’s COOL AS SHIT.

  • http://rachelinveganland.wordpress.com Rachel in Veganland

    YUM! When these popped up in my reader I knew my dreams came true!

  • http://thevegankat.com The Vegan Kat

    Ooh, these look good :) It’s always nice when a mistake turns out to be really yummy!

  • http://www.cookingkind.com Kerry

    I just recently was introduced to your blog and cookie series. These cookies look great, and I am excited to read and try your cookie recipes. Thanks!

    • The Little Foxes

      Thank you, Kerry! Love your site, too. Thanks for stopping in!

  • Luara

    I think I wrote here yesterday… worried about these dogs eating cocoa (it’s toxic to them) and asking if they need to cool down before looking like solid cookies.
    When I finished baking they were quite creamy, but today they do are crunchy cookies! :D

    Besides, I think I did not fill completely the cup of flour (it’s veeery oily, I think it could be less), and also I used a premix of cocoa and sugar (and flavourants) of uncertain ratio… and I did not make it veg.
    Therefore, many changes. And I’m new in the kitchen!
    I guess I asked for disaster… hahahah

    • The Little Foxes

      Hey Luara! Ah, the recipe is probably not turning out for you because of those changes: (1) Non veg, (2) Premixed cocoa, (3) not enough flour. They do firm up and get crunchy over time, though, so I’m glad they still turned out tasty. As for the dogs, thanks for your concern, but I would NEVER feed my dogs cocoa or chocolate. Just using them as the beautiful models they are. :)

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