It’s the holiday season, so cookies for everyone! Plus, this is really a gift idea, so if you’re going to be giving them away, the cookies don’t count. :) I love this recipe, because these cookies are so chocolatey and good, AND because you get a chance to layer everything in the jar and make it look all cute and festive.
Does anyone else LOVE wrapping and packaging presents the way I do? I love it – it’s one of my favorite parts of the holiday season. I have all kinds of ribbons and twine and embellishments, and I just love to sit there and wrap everything and make it look super pretty.
These chocolatey, coconutty, chewy, and delicious cookies are a perfect gift idea. And the best part is, if you give them as a jarred gift, the recipient can make them whenever they like. They can save them up for a rainy day. :)
- ½ cup light brown sugar
- ½ cup sugar
- ½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- ¾ cup gluten free flour blend (King Arthur Multi Purpose Flour or Enjoy Life works well)
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ½ cup unsweetened coconut flakes
- 1 cup certified gluten free old fashioned oats
- ¾ cup dairy free chocolate chips
- 1 Tablespoon ground flax seed meal + 3 Tablespoons water
- ½ cup vegan buttery spread
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- ¼ cup water
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
- In a small bowl, mix 1 tablespoon ground golden flax seed with 3 tablespoons of water. Set aside for a minute until it forms a gel.
- In a large bowl, cream ½ cup vegan buttery spread, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, ¼ cup water, and the flax seed egg replacer.* Add the contents of the jar to the wet ingredients and mix by hand.
- Roll dough into balls about 1.5 inches in diameter and place on cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. Flatten slightly with the back of a spoon.
- Bake at 350 degrees for 14-16 minutes. Makes about 20 cookies.
- *It is okay to use a real egg and real butter if you are not following a dairy and egg free diet.
I’ve even included cute printable gift tags and recipe cards to make gifting these cookies even easier! Find the gift tags HERE, and the recipe cards HERE. As long as you have your ingredients and jars ready to go, it’s pretty easy to whip up a few jars of this mix to give as gifts.
Have you made any jarred gifts before?