Double Chocolate Oat Cookies

Double Chocolate Oat Cookies
makes one dozen monster cookies or two dozen average cookies

-1 Tablespoon ground flax + 3 Tablespoons water
-1/4 cup coconut oil, soft but not melted
-1/4 cup almond butter
-1/3 cup brown sugar
-1/3 cup sugar
-1 Tablespoon vanilla
-1/2 teaspoon baking soda
-1/2 teaspoon baking powder
-1/2 teaspoon sea salt
-1/4 cup cocoa powder
-1 1/2 cups oat flour (or 1 1/2 cups oats, processed into flour)
-1-2 Tablespoons non-dairy milk (only if needed to moisten dough)
-3/4 cup chocolate chips

1. Preheat oven to 350F and line baking sheets with parchment paper or non-stick liner.
2. Combine flax and water, set aside to thicken. Combine coconut oil and almond butter until creamy. Add sugars, vanilla, and flax mixture until thoroughly incorporated.
3. Add baking soda, baking powder, salt, cocoa powder, and flour to wet mixture, mix until a dough forms. Mix in chocolate chips. If dough is still dry, add a bit of non-dairy milk. 
4. Drop by 2 tablespoonfuls onto prepared baking sheet, flatten to 1/2" thick and bake in preheated oven 12-13 minutes. Remove from oven and allow to cool on baking sheets at least 5 minutes before removing. Enjoy.

adapted from this recipe by Oh She Glows
optional substitutions...
-almond butter: peanut butter, cashew butter, sunflower butter
-brown sugar/sugar: coconut sugar
-cocoa powder: cacao powder
-chocolate chips: chopped chocolate

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