Makes 24 cookies
Photo by Vanessa Rees
This was actually the first video we filmed for Make It Vegan! I had no idea that the ice cream man musical interruption would make it into the final edit, but I’m glad it did because you can clearly see how it traumatized me. But these cookies…they are, like, not traumatizing at all. Watch me make them and then make them yourself!
There is something otherwordly about the rosemary chocolate combination and it makes these my favorite cookies in the world. Did I already say that about another cookie? It was a lie. These are buttery, golden, sublime and just slightly exotic. If you haven’t tried the rosemary chocolate combo, be prepared to fall in love.
~I simply use a fork to mix most of the cookie recipes in Isa Does It. True, it takes a little more elbow grease and time to beat the oils and sugars adequately, but for me it’s somehow worth it not to have to break out the hand mixer. If you don’t see the logic in this (because there really isn’t any) then feel free to use your handmixer!
~I also use a cookie disher most of the time, which is a small ice cream scooper. For years I relied on nothing but a tablespoon and my eyeballs to make sure my cookies were the same size, so you can do that, too. (In fact, that’s how I did it in the video)
~Make sure that your coconut oil is at room temperature. It shouldn’t be clear and melted, just somewhat creamy without any large lumps.
1/2 cup refined coconut oil, softened
2 tablespoons lightly packed, chopped fresh rosemary
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1/3 cup light brown sugar
1/4 cup almond milk (or your favorite non-dairy milk)
1 tablespoon ground flax seeds (golden preferred)
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup chocolate semisweet chips
Preheat oven to 350 F. Lightly grease two large baking sheets.
In a large mixing bowl, use a fork to beat together the coconut oil and rosemary, until relatively smooth. Add the sugar, and beat for about a minute.
Add the non-dairy milk and flax seeds, and beat once again, for 30 seconds or so. Mix in the vanilla.
Add about half the flour, as well as the salt and baking soda, and mix well. Add the remainder of the flour, along with the chocolate chips, and mix well until it looks like, well, cookie dough.
Scoop about 2 tablespoons of dough onto cookie sheets in rounded spoonfuls. Flatten gently with your hands. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes, until bottoms are golden brown.
Let cool on sheets for 3 minutes or so, then transfer to cooling racks to cool the rest of the way.