I stumbled upon this recipe on Pinterest the weekend after the season five finale of the Walking Dead. If you didn’t already know, The Walking Dead is one of our favorite shows. Sunday nights my husband and I go to my mom and stepdad’s house and we all watch that week’s episode. We always have some sort of sweet treat (okay everyone else always has some sort of sweet treat and I watch as they enjoy it!) so these cookies were super fitting given that it was a Sunday and it was the first Sunday in a six month period without The Walking Dead.
I found this recipe to be super easy to make. I already had all the ingredients on hand, which I guess is the point given that they have very limited resources in the show. I also really love that this recipe does not use eggs. First of all, it’s authentic. I mean, it’s a zombie apocalypse, I’m sure all the chickens have been brutally eaten by the Walkers. Second, it makes these cookies vegan and perfect for all of your non-low-carb friends.
Though they do have flour and sugar, these are still relatively healthy for all the non-diabetics out there. I took a batch of these to work and was repeatedly asked for the recipe. Be careful, your friends will attack you for these 🙂
- 1/4 C apple sauce
- 1/4 C white sugar
- 1/4 C brown sugar
- 1/4 C fat of choice (butter, vegetable oil, coconut oil)
- 1 C flour
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/4 tsp baking soda
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/4 C chocolate chips, roughly chopped or 1/4 chocolate bar roughly chopped - if you want this recipe to be vegan use Enjoy Life chocolate chips
- First things first, pre-heat your oven to 350 degrees and line a baking sheet with a silpat or spray with non-stick spray.
- In a large bowl, cream your butter (or fat of choice) with both your sugars, apple sauce and vanilla extract.
- Add in all of your dry ingredients slowly. Mix only until incorporated. Do NOT overmix!
- Chop your chocolate (or if you're using a chocolate bar, you can use a box grater) and add to your mix. Stir briefly, just to incorporate the chocolate throughout.
- Place on your baking sheet - I used a small ice cream scoop so that I would have all the same size cookies. Bake 8-11 minutes. They will be golden brown and mostly set when they are done.
- I got 17 small cookies out of this recipe.