If I could eat cookies every day for the rest of my life, I think I’d be a pretty happy camper. Especially if they were these vegan toffee cookies.
The toffee melts a bit in the oven to create these little candy pools that get just slightly chewy-crunchy as they cool… so good.
The trick with these, if you are looking for a recipe that’s made without any eggs or dairy, is to find vegan toffee.
You can either buy some, or make some of your own. Just make sure you get or make the kind that has a layer of chocolate on top.
If you’re not vegan, any ol’ kind will do. I love the English toffee from Trader Joe’s – it’s actually kind of a problem.
Whenever we go to the Joe’s I have to stay away from the freezer aisle because: 1. frozen enchiladas, 2. popsicles, and 3. that’s where the cookies and candies are.
To make these without any concern for being free of animal products, you could probably replace the flax mixture with an egg and use regular butter, though I haven’t tried this. If you do, let me know how it goes.Print
These Vegan Toffee Chocolate Cookies are soft and chewy, with little chewy-crisp pools of melted toffee.
- 1 Tbsp ground flax seed
- 3 Tbsp water
- 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 cup vegan margarine, room temperature (I used Earth Balance)
- 1/3 cup packed dark brown sugar
- 1/3 cup vegan granulated sugar or coconut sugar
- 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
- 3/4 cup chopped vegan toffee with chocolate
- Heat the oven to 350°F. Place a piece of parchment paper or a silicone baking mat over a baking sheet.
- Combine the flax seed and water in a small bowl to make a flax egg. Set aside.
- Combine the flour, baking soda, and salt in a bowl. Set aside.
- Place the margarine in the bowl of a stand mixer and add the sugars. Whisk vigorously for about 2 minutes. It should become light and fluffy and be a light beige color. If you don’t have a stand mixer, just get out a whisk and get an arm workout.
- Add the flax egg and the vanilla to the margarine mixture, and whisk well until combined.
- Add the flour mixture to the margarine mixture, and stir together with a rubber spatula or wooden spoon just until combined – do not overmix. Add the chopped toffee and gently fold into the batter.
- Drop by the heaping tablespoonful onto the baking sheet, evenly spaced to avoid overlap. Bake for 14-15 minutes, rotating once halfway through, until just barely beginning to brown on the bottom. They will look a bit underdone on top.
- Remove from the oven and let cool on the baking sheet for about 5 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack and let cool.
Keywords: chocolate, toffee, vegan desserts, cookie
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About Raquel Smith
Raquel is a whole foods enthusiast, an avid mountain biker, and a dog lover. She works by day at Food Blogger Pro and formerly maintained her food blog "My California Roots" (now being merged into Foodal).