One of the first things I did when I decided to become vegan was to try and “veganize” recipes I already loved to make. Baking has always been my favorite activity in the kitchen. Given my love of baking, the first recipes I worked to veganize were baked goods. These chocolate, coconut and oatmeal vegan cookies were one of my early successes.
I found a cookie recipe a few years before I became vegan that became by “go to” cookie. I loved to make this cookie to take along when I was asked to bring something to a party or event. These cookies have a delicious combination of coconut, oatmeal, nuts and chocolate that people love. The combination of chocolate and coconut reminds me of my favorite Girl Scout cookies, Samoas.
Fortunately this delicious cookie recipe was fairly easy to veganize. The original recipe calls for dairy and eggs which I have replaced. For the butter I now use Earth Balance and I make “chia eggs” to replace the eggs. I have also used flax eggs and the packaged “Ener-G” egg substitute successfully in this recipe.