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Today I’m sharing my new favorite cookie recipe! These oil-free chocolate chip cookies (yes, oil-free!) are soft, chewy, and delicious!
In addition to being oil-free, these cookies are also vegan and refined sugar-free. This recipe uses spelt flour, but I have also tried this recipe with all-purpose flour and the cookies turned out just as good.
Using Coconut Butter to Make Oil-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies
The key ingredient in these oil-free chocolate chip cookies is coconut butter. You may be able to find coconut butter at your local grocery store, but if not you can also buy shredded or desiccated unsweetened coconut and blend it into a smooth liquid. Buying shredded or desiccated coconut is cheaper and easier to find than coconut butter. You can also order coconut butter or shredded coconut on Amazon.
For this recipe, the coconut butter needs to be runny/melted. If the coconut butter is solid then it won’t allow the cookie dough to spread while baking. Additionally, this recipe requires aquafaba. The aquafaba needs to be at room temperature. If the aquafaba is cold then it will cause the coconut butter to solidify which will prevent the cookie dough from spreading while baking. You want the cookie dough to spread while baking because it will allow more even cooking as well as less puffing.
What the heck is aquafaba? + Quick Tips
Aquafaba is simply the liquid from canned or homemade chickpeas/garbanzo beans. Aquafaba is a great ingredient to use in all types of cooking, but it is especially helpful when it comes to baking. Lots of recipes use aquafaba for baked goods because of its light, airy, and binding qualities. For the purposes of this recipe, I chose to use aquafaba because it helps hold everything together (like an egg would) and it has the right amount of liquid to dissolve the sugar and create a crispy, cracked texture on the cookies.
- When you open a can of chickpeas/garbanzo beans, pour the liquid into an ice cube tray and freeze it. When the liquid is completely frozen, store the cubes in an airtight container or resealable bag in the freezer for later use.
- To reuse frozen aquafaba cubes, place them into a small bowl and defrost or heat them in the microwave, stirring every 10 – 15 seconds until fully melted. Be careful not to overheat the aquafaba.
Products for this recipe (Sold through Amazon)
- Spelt Flour
- Coconut Butter or Coconut Flakes
- Maple Sugar
- Coconut Sugar
- Non-Dairy Chocolate Chips (Refined Sugar-Free)
Want more dessert recipes? Check out my recipe for Almond Butter Brownies!