Vegan Chocolate Chunk Cookies with Strawberries

by Megan on April 6, 2015

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Did you know that if you freeze these big ole cookies and then wrap them up individually, pop them in your pocket, and go to the movies they’ll thaw in about 10 minutes. I mean, you might end up eating it before the previews even start. You might pretend you’re only going to eat half and will re-wrap it and return it to your coat pocket like a golden girl. And by you, I mean me.

Vegan Chocolate Chunk Cookies with Strawberries // take a megabite

So I just can’t believe it took me 30 years and 4 months to think to put freeze-dried strawbz in chocolate chunk cookies! They’ve really changed things for me. And don’t worry. It’s totes subtle. Nothing cray cray and fruity, just happy natural-sprinkles are happening. I made these for the fella who gave me a s’mores campfire tattoo (I’ll tell ya more this week!). He’s vegan, you see. AND well at the end of the day I love these as much as a butter-filled cookie. It’s the truth. I’m painfully honest.

Vegan Chocolate Chunk Cookies with Strawberries // take a megabite

Vegan Chocolate Chunk Cookies with Strawberries
(makes 1 dozen large cookies)
Recipe adapted from Eat Me, Delicious

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 t baking powder
  • 1 t baking soda
  • 2 big pinches of kosher salt, plus more for garnish
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar or brown sugar
  • 2/3 cup maple syrup
  • 4 t pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 2/3 cup bittersweet chocolate chunk
  • 1/4 cup freeze-dried strawberries, crushed

Directions:

  1. Preheat your oven to 350F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Whisk together the flour, baking powder, soda, salt, and sugar. In a 2-cup measuring cup whisk together the maple syrup, vanilla, and olive oil. Add to the dry ingredients and beat until almost together. Add chocolate chips  and strawberries. Mix until combined.
  2. Scoop the dough using a 1/4 cup measuring cup or ice cream scoop. Place on the prepared baking sheet. Flatten slightly and sprinkle with salt. Bake for 11 minutes.

Yay! Click HERE for a printable pdf of the recipe above.

Insta-living // take a megabite

Multi-tasking! // Breakfast pizza.
Dough as ice cream. // Cookies forever.

{ 18 comments… read them below or add one }

Abby @ The Frosted Vegan April 6, 2015 at 10:20 am

Oh girl, you are changing my cookie game with these freeze dried strawberries, YEASSS! I want to hide these in our pockets and go to the movies together, cool?

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Liz @ Floating Kitchen April 6, 2015 at 10:36 am

Oh I seriously need to embrace the freeze dried strawberries. These look amazing! And the world would be a much better place if we all walked around with cookies in our pockets!

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Jenna April 6, 2015 at 2:29 pm

What a great idea to add strawberries to chocolate chip cookies! I bet they taste great. I’m totally smuggling in cookies next time I go to the movies!!

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Natasha April 6, 2015 at 6:53 pm

Natural sprinkles indeed! I have played with freeze dried raspberries but not strawberries. This sounds awesome.

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Lisa @ Healthy Nibbles & Bits April 7, 2015 at 2:00 am

I absolutely adore that cookie animation, Megan! Seriously why haven’t I thought of adding freeze-dried strawberries to cookies either? I’m pocketing a few of these the next time i head to the movies. It’ll save me on that $5 box of M&Ms I usually get!

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Nicola - Pink Recipe Box April 7, 2015 at 2:04 am

Freeze-dried strawberries = best natural sprinkles ever!

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Heather April 7, 2015 at 3:21 pm

I have multiple food intolerances so I was really excited when I saw this recipe. I made them today (using a gluten free flour blend) but noticed a distinct olive oil taste. They were good, but I am wondering if using coconut oil would work instead?!

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Megan April 20, 2015 at 4:25 pm

I totally used melted coconut oil today and it worked great! XO

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Amy @ Thoroughly Nourished Life April 8, 2015 at 12:06 am

Cookies at the cinema sounds like a match made in heaven. And when you love your man, cookies that make him smile are always a good idea 🙂

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Nicole April 8, 2015 at 12:33 pm

These look incredible! I want to thaw a frozen cookie in my pocket, for real! Nice work on that gif 🙂

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Laura April 11, 2015 at 8:47 am

Strawberries are my favourite thing ever. Seriously, even more than chocolate. So to see them in a big thick chocolate chip cookie is wonderful 🙂

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June Burns April 11, 2015 at 9:07 am

Aw yiss those look amazing! I love the gif you made, so clever! Using freeze-dried strawberries sounds like a great idea, I’ll have to try it 🙂

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Kari April 12, 2015 at 1:40 am

Using freeze dried strawberries is such an unexpected way to add flavor!
Kari
http://www.sweetteasweetie.com

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Ukhils April 12, 2015 at 7:41 pm

Hiya,
Thank you for a good vegan cookie recipe, tastes great with a plain veg oil. I’ve searched the net for decent vegan baking recipes, as I’m allergic to Lactose and eggs. Makes baking a nightmare! I’m not vegan. I really miss baking, used to do it all the time now if I come into contact with eggs, dairy or caffeine I get sever reactions. I’m hoping to find more super vegan recipes here?

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Erin @ The Speckled Palate April 15, 2015 at 9:08 pm

Strawberries are basically my favorite thing right now, and putting them into chocolate chunk cookies? Freaking BRILLIANT. I cannot wait to try these out!

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Lauren May 1, 2015 at 5:14 pm

I made these last night (before going a run because life’s about balance :P) and they were kind of life changingly good. I used coconut butter in place of the olive oil and definitely got a coconut taste but in a good way because I love coconut. I’m kicking myself for not bringing to work with me today…

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Delaney May 11, 2015 at 10:11 am

How much coconut oil would you suggest if trying to sub for olive oil? Same amount?

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thenik November 19, 2015 at 12:56 pm

You should know, kid requested these again. So I’m doing that today. You win our dessert loving hearts always. Hope you’re having a super day. Mwah!

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