I am in love with these cookies.

Chocolate + White Chocolate + Almonds + Cranberries

= A Badger Girl Dream

And even better? These cookies are kinda good for you (in the realm of the baking world). No eggs, no oil, and whole grains. Gotta love clean and vegan baking!

Double Chocolate Cranberry and Almond Cookies

Modified from Veganomicon’s Chocolate-Chocolate-Chip-Walnut Cookies

2 cups whole wheat pastry flour
2/3 cup unsweetened cocoa
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
2/3 cup applesauce
1 cup evaporated cane juice
4 teaspoons ground flaxseeds
1/2 cup almond milk
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
3/4 cup dried cranberries
1/2 cup slivered almonds
3/4 cup white chocolate chips


I went to pour in the oil and then I thought 'what am I doing? Why on earth would I ever put oil in a recipe where I can use applesauce?!" And so I swapped out the oil for applesauce.

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Line two cookie sheets with parchment paper or a silicone mat.
  3. In a medium bowl, mix together flour, cocoa, baking soda, and salt.
  4. In a large bowl, mix together the applesauce and evaporated cane juice.
  5. Add ground flaxseeds, almond milk, and vanilla. Mix well.
  6. Fold in the dry ingredients in batches.
  7.  Add cranberries, almonds, and white chocolate chips.
  8. Mix until combined.
  9. Using a scoop or a spoon, scoop out dough onto prepared cookie sheets.
  10. Bake for 12-15 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool for 5 minutes and then transfer to wire racks.





Recipe Review:

These cookies just make me happy.

It is a simple recipe with all my favorite ingredients and with my clean eating tweaks, they really are not that bad for you.

I sent some to my foodie penpal and sent some to Manatee with him to work (over two dozen cookies only lasted two hours in their breakroom).

And of course, I kept some for myself.

Because with all my favorite ingredients,

how couldn’t I keep some for myself?


 You should really try them.


Chocolate Love Blog Hop:

February is Chocolate month in the Love Blog Hop. This weekend, all of the blog hosts listed below are sharing chocolate recipes. And for the rest of the month, we will continue linking our chocolate recipes together.

You can join in the fun! If you have a chocolate recipe this month, come back to this post (or a post by one of my lovely hosts) and add your recipe. Let’s see how many chocolate recipes we can get in one month!

Blog Hosts:

Roxanna @ A Little Bit of Everything
Richgail @ Astig Vegan
Anuradha @ Baker Street
Becky @ Baking and Cooking, A Tale of Two Loves
Samantha @ Baking Extravaganza
Erin @ Big, Fat Baker
Salome @ Bloc de recetas
Valerie @ Bon a croquer
Terra @ CafeTerraBlog
Lora @ Cake Duchess
Sue @ Cakeballs, Cookies, and More
Karriann @ Creative Cooking Corner
Three Cookies @ Easily Good Eats
Amy @ Elephant Eats
Georgie @ Georgiecakes
Richa @ Hobby and More
Liz @ Liz the Chef
Mike @ Mike’s Baking
Junia @ Mis Pensamientos
TR @ No One Likes Crumbly Cookies
Jessica @ Oh Cake
Chef Jae @ Preheat the Oven
Helena @ Rico sin Azucar
Linda @ Savoring Every Bite
Reem @ Simply Reem
Lisa @ Smart Food and Fit
Soni @ Soni’s Food for Thought
Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table
Deanna @ Teaspoon of Spice
Liz @ That Skinny Chick Can Bake
Jacqueline @ The Dusty Baker
Ros @ The More Than Occasional Baker
EA Stewart @ The Spicy RD
Susan @ The Wimpy Vegetarian
Jackie @ Vegan Yack Attack
Cindy @ Vegetarian Mama
Suzanne @ You Made That?

Want to see more chocolate recipes? Check out the links below:



Print Friendly, PDF & Email