Celebrate Chocolate Day with these Simply Yummy Cookies

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Lemon’s Dark Chocolate Truffle Cookies

Were you cursed (blessed?) with a strong sweet tooth and a constant craving for chocolate? Then you must be excited for World Chocolate Day! To celebrate, we thought we would share with you a recipe from Vegan Cookie Connoisseur: Lemon’s Dark Chocolate Truffle Cookies. But don’t be fooled, these cookies are actually free of lemon (the author just named them after her friend), and they’re packed with rich chocolate, a pop of orange juice, and a zing of almond extract. If you’re not spending National Chocolate Day with this recipe, then you’re doing chocolate day wrong.

Ingredients:
1 cup flour
⅔ cup cocoa powder
1 cup brown sugar
2 tablespoons canola oil
⅔ cup chocolate chips
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
½ teaspoon almond extract
2 tablespoons orange juice
3 tablespoons soy milk
¼ cup powdered sugar

Instructions:
1. Preheat oven to 375° F.
2. Whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, and brown sugar in a large bowl, then create a well in the center.
3. Melt the chocolate chips.
4. Pour the oil, chocolate chips, vanilla, almond extract, orange juice, and soy milk in the well, then mix the dough until completely combined. If it is crumbly, add a splash or so of soy milk.
5. Take 2-teaspoon portions of dough, roll them into balls, then roll in powdered sugar and place on a parchment-lined cookie sheet.
6. Bake for 12-15 minutes, let sit on the tray for a minute, then transfer to a wire cooling rack. Store in an airtight container.

This recipe makes almost 3 dozen cookies, aka almost 36 amazing little bites of chocolaty goodness that will make your National Chocolate Day one for the books.

The Vegan Cookie Connoisseur
Kelly Peloza
ISBN: 978-1-5107-0002-4

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