Baby cocoa cookies

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There is something about baking a chocolate cookie that has always kind of turned me off. Although part of this was due to the fact that I just tend to favour snickerdoodles and sugar cookies over chocolate ones, the biggest factor holding me back was that I somehow (wrongly) thought that baking a chocolate cookie was a lot more complicated. That was, until I whipped these up the other night, and came to the realization that – surprise, surprise – the only real extra ingredient needed was cocoa powder. Looks like I will be experimenting with chocolate-based sweets more often from now on!

1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2/3 cup Dutch process cocoa
1/2 cup coconut oil, melted and cooled to room temperature
1/2 cup natural sugar
1 1/2 brown sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/3 cup unsweetened soy milk (original recipe calls for almond milk)
3/4 cup chopped pecans (original recipe calls for almonds)
1/2 cup vegan chocolate chips

001: Preheat oven to 350°F/176°C. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
002: In a medium bowl, whisk the flour, salt, baking powder, and cocoa together and set aside.
003: In another bowl, whisk together both the brown and natural sugar with the coconut oil until well combined. Add the vanilla and beat until smooth.
004: Add in half of your dry ingredients, combine. Add in your milk, and the rest of your dry ingredients and combine.
005: Mix in your nuts and chocolate
006: Create tiny cookie dough balls and place on your parchment paper, about 2 inches apart. Smush the cookie balls down with the palm of your hand to make them flatter. Bake for 12 minutes (or until you get a cookie that is soft in the center but set around the edges). Let the cookies cool for 2 minutes and then transfer to a wire cooling rack to cool completely.

This recipe has been adapted from “two peas and their pod”‘s Vegan chocolate almond cookies recipe. Original recipe can be found here

Photography: Rae Tashman

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Rae Tilly

Rae the EIC of LFB and YEOJA Magazine. She is also a photographer and social media influencer.


  • Oooe yummy, thanks so much for sharing



    • rae

      No worries, Candice!

  • Yammi, looks so good! Can I please have some now?!!
    Love Lynda

    • rae

      If you make them you can have them right now! :)

  • Stunning – and they’re vegan! I’ll definitely try this. Great blog!

    • rae

      Hope you do, Sascha! And thank you so much, so glad you like LFB!

  • Oh! I have everything I need for these apart from vegan choc chips. That’s such a nice surprise, usually vegan recipes call for weird stuff I never usually buy!

    • rae

      Nice! Let me know if you make them and how they turn out!

  • Stephanie Louise

    Oh these look absolutely too cute to even eat!

    • rae

      Aww thanks, Stephanie!

  • Oooh, these look absolutely delicious! Thanks for sharing! <3

    xx Bash | Bash Says Hey | bloglovin’

    • rae

      They were! And thanks, Bash!

  • Yum, those look incredible!! I really want to make some!
    Melanie @

    • rae

      If you do, please tell me how they turn out!

  • Dressed With Soul

    They look extremely yummy and I think they are a try worth :)

    xx from Germany/Bavaria, Rena

    • rae

      They definitely are!

  • Hahaha bloglovin is tempting me today with all sweets! Soooooo… Hungry right now!
    Are you a minimalist? Would love to know what your thoughts are:
    Have a great day, Iga x

    • rae

      Oh man, I an only just imagine scrolling through posts and posts of yummy food in your feed and trying NOT to eat all the foods.

  • ooh they look delicious!!! i just discovered your blog and i just love it! have been to berlin recently, one of my favorite cities so far!


    • rae

      Thanks Zofia, so glad you enjoye the blog and so glad to hear that you enjoyed your time in Berlin!

  • They look so good <3

    • rae

      Thanks, Jennie!

  • Dominica

    Hey babe, how are you?

    Lovely post though, following you..

    I’ve only just started blogging.

    Visit me whenever you have time;

    Anyway have a good day!

    Kisses xXx

  • This looks so good! And chocolate and sea salt is always magical. There’s this cookie cafe I love to visit to drink a cup of chai tea and have a little snack, and they sell these super dark chocolate and sea salt cookies that are divine. Anyway, I’d love to try out your delicious recipe sometime!

    • rae

      Oh yes – love the salty sweet combination! And that cookie cafe sounds amazing!

  • Great recipe – might try this and substitute some of the ingredients due to my intolerances/allergies! Thanks for sharing :)


    • rae

      Thanks Sarah, so glad you liked the recipe, and sorry to hear about your allergies! Although I have a ton too so I totally understand how it is!

  • The Sunday Mode

    Yum, these look delicious. I’m such a sucker for any kind of cookie.

    • rae

      Oh me too! Glad you liked the recipe!