Vegan Samoa Cookies
Girl Scout cookies don't need to be unhealthy. These vegan samoa cookies are added sugar free, gluten-free, and vegan.
- 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
- ½ cup unsweetened coconut
- ½ cup pitted dates
- ¼ cup chocolate chips
- 1 ½ tsp coconut oil
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)
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.
Serving: 1cookieCalories: 144kcalCarbohydrates: 14gProtein: 2gFat: 10gSaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 5mgPotassium: 80mgFiber: 2gSugar: 10gVitamin A: 10IUCalcium: 25mgIron: 1mg