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dairy-free, gluten-free copycat samoa cookies

Vegan Samoa Cookies

Girl Scout cookies don't need to be unhealthy. These vegan samoa cookies are added sugar free, gluten-free, and vegan.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 10 cookies
Calories 144 kcal

Ingredients
  

Base Cookie

  • 2 tbsp coconut oil melted
  • 2 tbsp date syrup or sub maple syrup
  • ½ cup almond meal or almond flour
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • pinch salt

Caramel Layer

  • ½ cup unsweetened coconut
  • ½ cup pitted dates

Chocolate Layer

  • ¼ cup chocolate chips
  • 1 ½ tsp coconut oil

Instructions
 

Base Cookie Layer

  • Preheat oven to 350°F
  • Melt coconut oil in microwave safe bowl.
  • If using home made almond meal, grind it in a coffee grinder.
  • If making date syrup, soak the dates in hot water for 20 minutes. Then pulse in a food processor until a smooth liquid is formed.
  • Mix together the melted coconut oil, date (or maple) syrup, vanilla, almond flour, and salt.
  • Measure out ½ tablespoon and spoon on to a lined baking sheet.
  • Using a spatula, flatten into about ¼" thick circles. Using the end of a pencil or straw, create a circle in the center.
  • Bake for 10 minutes.
  • Remove from the oven and allow to cool to touch.

Coconut and Date Layer

  • Toast the coconut. Line a small baking sheet and spread the coconut out on it.
  • At the same time the cookie layer is baking (or separate if you prefer), toast the coconut for 5 minutes, or until it is lightly browned.
  • Remove from heat and place in a food processor with pitted dates.
  • Pulse until small chunks begin to stick together.
  • Spoon ½ tablespoon onto the top of the cookie layer. Using your hands flatten it to the cookie. Then using the pencil or straw, make the hole.
  • Once this is done for all cookies, place the cookies in the freezer to harden (about 15 minutes)

Chocolate Layer

  • Melt together the chocolate chips and coconut oil in a microwave safe dish for 30 second intervals until it is a smooth liquid.
  • Remove cookies from freezer and dip the bottom of the cookie layer in the melted chocolate. Repeat for all cookies.
  • With remaining melted chocolate, drizzle it over the tops.
  • Place back in the freezer to allow the chocolate to set (about 10 minutes).
  • Eat or store in an air tight container for up to a week in the fridge.

Nutrition

Serving: 1cookieCalories: 144kcalCarbohydrates: 14gProtein: 2gFat: 10gSaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 5mgPotassium: 80mgFiber: 2gSugar: 10gVitamin A: 10IUCalcium: 25mgIron: 1mg
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