Despite the name of this blog, it’s been awhile since I’ve posted a cookie recipe on here – it’s high time I think.
Additionally, I should note – the light was not playing nice with me the several times I photographed these little guys so apologies for the inconsistencies in the photos! (I am nitpicky about this kind of thing and therefore have to point it out… just in case you might have overlooked it. Ha!)
These are probably my most frequently made cookies – not even probably, they ARE my most frequently made cookies, so they really should be on here!
They’re so easy to put together – the flour is really adaptable & I’ve never had a bad batch, even with many substitutions. This is my favorite version of the recipe though; as I said a few posts ago – you’ve been warned against the excess of rosemary & herby desserts upcoming!
More rosemary! I just can’t get enough these days in a dessert setting. It is just so good – subtle and not overpowering, but just perfectly there to remind you that you’re eating something out of the ordinary. Besides, it pairs unbelievably well with dark chocolate and coconut.
Let’s see, what else besides cookies lately?
Another opera trip on a beautiful evening! Three times in one week, that has to be a record even for me.
I’m behind on drawing, I need to get back on that boat but I’ve just been too busy or distracted with one thing or another (might have something to do with the large pile of new books I just acquired).
So! Cookies. Make yourself some rosemary goodness – these come together in just about 10 minutes; the most time consuming thing is chopping the rosemary and even that doesn’t take long. Instant cookie gratification in about 20 minutes – not too shabby! Also, you’ll end up smelling like a heavenly combination of rosemary and chocolate, and I really can’t think of anything better.
Rosemary Coconut Chocolate Chunk Cookies
Why stick to standard chocolate chip cookies when you could have rosemary in them?? It’s not overwhelming, just there in the background livening up your cookie experience. Chewy, thick cookies – these are perfect hiking snacks (or anytime snacks, really). Refined sugar free, dairy free, vegan (depends on your chocolate). Probably very easily adaptable to gluten free – a blend or oat flour would work nicely here I think! Yield: somewhere between 16-20, depending on how outrageously large you make them ;) A Wait are Those Cookies original!
- 1 c whole wheat pastry flour (whole spelt works nicely here too)
- 1 c almond flour
- 1 c rolled oats
- 1/2 c unsweetened shredded coconut
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp fine sea salt
- 1 tbsp finely chopped fresh rosemary
- 1 flax egg (1 tbsp ground flaxseed + 3 tbsp water)*
- 1/3 coconut oil, melted and cooled
- 1/3 c maple syrup
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1/3 c extra dark chocolate, chopped (I use chunks and then chop them further so that I have a variety of chunk sizes & chocolate shavings)
*these are also great with an egg, if that’s your jam – I’ve made them both ways numerous times!
Preheat the oven to 350, and line a baking sheet or two with parchment paper. I usually shoot for 16 cookies and squash them all onto one baking sheet, because I can be lazy sometimes…
In a small bowl, combine flaxseed and water to make the flax egg, and set aside. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together whole wheat flour, almond flour, oats, coconut, baking powder & soda, and salt. Chop the rosemary VERY finely and add it into the dry ingredients (large flecks of rosemary are slightly undesirable here). In a smaller bowl, whisk together melted coconut oil, maple syrup, and vanilla. Add wet ingredients, including flax egg, into dry and stir to combine. Stir in chocolate chunks until fully combined. Drop by the large tablespoon onto the prepared cookie sheets – I roll mine so they’re vaguely ball-shaped and then smash them down with the heel of my hand so they flatten a bit.
Bake for 11-12 minutes, until the top is nearly firm when you touch it. Remove from the oven and let cool on the baking sheets for 5ish minutes, until cool enough to handle, then move to a cooling rack to cool completely (these aren’t super fragile, but just be aware when moving them to the cooling rack).
I like these cold out of the fridge, but they’re great at room temp too. You do you! Happy snacking :)