Joey Cookies

from Jeanette's Kitchen

Jeanette is one of my oldest, dearest friends. We met more than a decade ago, when we both worked as casual staff at a bookshop. Jeanette is now a medical doctor who manages to still find time to do amazing things in the kitchen. Her garden is filled with edible things and she's frequently making cordials, curds and preserves. She was kind enough to let me document one of her kitchen adventures to use as inspiration for my current project. She made Joey Cookies, which are soft chocolate coconut squares with sweet chocolate icing. We also had plenty help from her adopted canine kids, Nacho and Sophie. It was raining and gloomy, but spending time with Jeanette is always a heart warming affair. This was Joey Cookie Sunday.

VEGAN JOEY COOKIES {adapted from the original, by Sasko, that Jeanette used} Yields 9 - 12 squares. Grease a rectangular baking pan. Preheat oven to 150 degrees Celsius.

INGREDIENTS {cookies} 1 cup gluten free flour with xanthan gum 1 cup desiccated coconut 1/2 cup sugar (I used agave sugar) 3 tsp cocoa powder 1/2 cup coconut oil (melted) 1/2 cup apple sauce {icing} 2 cups icing sugar 3 tsp cocoa powder 2 tsp coconut oil (melted) 1 tsp vanilla extract 2 - 3 tbsp water

Melt cocoa and coconut oil together. Add to dry ingredients. Mix well and add the apple sauce. Incorporate the apple sauce. Spoon mixture into baking pan. Spread evenly by pressing lightly with spatula. Bake for 25 minutes. Combine all icing ingredients. Add more water if mixture is too stiff. Spread over cake once cake has cooled slightly. Slice into squares and serve.

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  • robyn_ashford

    these look amazing @wida_foster ! But I'm allergic to coconut *sobs* :( I really wanna try these tho! so what would u recommend I could substitute in order to not add/take away liquid content in the recipe?x

  • wida

    @robyn_ashford Hi! Thank you so much. You can definitely substitute the coconut milk with almond , rice or soy milk. Unfortunately I've never tried this recipe with any other oil / fat? I'll try these with another vegetable oil and let you know how it goes. Hope that helps for now.

  • juliie_sophie

    I definitely have to try them!

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