Stout Chocolate Chip Cookies 2.0

Ahhh -- it's been crazy in the M&M household as of late. We're still in moving mode and things are coming along nicely. With that said, baking has been on the back burner.

One thing that I think is important is to get to know your new neighbors, early if you can. One day last week, I spent a few hours in the kitchen making some of these Stout Chocolate Chip Cookies and some Boozy Banana Bread. I made a little something for each neighbor in our cul-de-sac. 

This has gone two VERY DIFFERENT ways for me; first, I can have a heart-warming conversation in getting to know my neighbors. Other times, I've had the dessert plucked from my hands and had the people barely speak to me. (For real, it happened once. She smiled, took the cookies, and never spoke to me then...or again!) Thankfully, everyone in my new neighborhood was kind and friendly.

I have been meaning to revamp this recipe for a while and this gave me the perfect opportunity to do it. The flavor has a hint of stout and tastes unique and yummy.  They have a soft texture with just the right amount of moisture.  If you like crispy cookies, these are not for you!  (Sorry, Mom and Dad.)

Stout Chocolate Chip Cookies 2.0
Adapted from Daily Rebecca

½ c. coconut oil, softened
1 c. coconut sugar
¼ c. flat dark beer, like a stout or porter
1 T. vanilla
2 c. organic whole wheat pastry flour, like Bob's Red Mill
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder, aluminum-free
½ tsp sea salt
1 c. dark chocolate chips, vegan (like Enjoy Life)

Preheat the oven to 350°. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper or a Silpat.

In a small mixing bowl, combine the salt, baking powder, baking soda, and flour.  Set aside.

In a larger bowl, cream the coconut oil and sugar.  Add the beer and vanilla to the bowl and mix thoroughly.  Slowly add the dry ingredients into the wet mix.

Using a cookie scoop, scoop the dough onto the baking sheet and flatten each cookie out.  These cookies do not spread very much, so this is the time to do it!  

Bake them for 8-10 minutes.

These cookies are sweet, but have the subtle taste of stout; this gives them a unique and DELICIOUS flavor!