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*Proceed With Caution!*

I had to warn you.  This might be the most dangerous recipe I have ever tried:  Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies.  They are made with things that are GOOD for you…and they TASTE good!… Seriously! 

Okay, there’s no turning back now….Run for the hills!!
Are you still here?….okay….whew!  I have to tell SOMEONE about my discovery!

Now, to start things off, I want to inform you that I am not a Vegan.  In fact, big greasy cheeseburgers are one of my FAVorite foods.  I.just.can’t.help.myself.  BUUUUUT… I keep the grease eating to a minimum, when I can, and I am more than willing to try a new recipe.  It just so happens this one is Vegan.

The recipe calls for 3 things that the average, run-of-the-mill home may not have on hand.  I understand that running out to the store to buy these ingredients isn’t going to top your priorities list, but I want to give you a few small facts about them just in case it is beneficial to you.  (All these comments can be found on www.webmd.com.  Feel free to click on the links to read more about it.)
Flaxseed –  “Research indicates that flax’s possible health benefits include reducing the risks of certain cancers as well as cardiovascular disease and lung disease.”
Coconut Oil – Coconut oil is a good substitute for those who have a butter/dairy allergy. “Coconut oil is better than butter and trans fats but not as good as liquid vegetable oils.” 
Whole Wheat Flour “A diet rich in whole grains has been shown to reduce the risk of heart disease, type 2 diabetes, obesity, and some forms of cancer.”

On to the recipe!!!  (I received the original link to the recipe via tweet from @Snack_Girl_ )

Ingredients:
4 tablespoons coconut oil
3/4 cup white sugar
1 tablespoon flaxseed
6 tablespoons warm water
1 cup whole wheat flour
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 chocolate chips

Directions:
Go ahead and turn your oven on to 375 degrees. 
In a medium bowl add the coconut oil, water, flaxseed, and vanilla and beat together.
Stir in the dry ingredients.
Drop spoonfuls onto a greased cookie sheet and bake.

THAT’S IT!  It was suuuper easy!  So easy, in fact, that I even cleaned up the kitchen and washed all my dishes RIGHT away.  Aren’t you proud, Mom? 🙂

Verdict:
Me:  I think you can gather from my ranting and raving that I like these cookies.  I’m all for finding sweets and treats that won’t cause my “diet” to crash and burn.  More power to the sweets if they can get work some healthy foods in there!

Dan:  He says they’re really not too bad.  They aren’t all buttery and amazing like NORMAL chocolate chip cookies, but he likes them!

Mom:  For a “healthy” food, she finds them pretty tasty.  I think she might have even said “Wow!”

Dad:  He likes them, but not nearly as much as normal chocolate chip cookies…but he’d keep eating them anyways.

 
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