I’ve been working with a lot of really clean no-sugar, raw, whole food desserts lately and was in the mood to just make some straight up vegan junk food. No holds barred. What better way to do this than by shoving a packaged cookie inside another cookie? Exactly.
I’m not vegan but I eat whole lot of vegan food and I think there’s this common misconception that it’s all leaves or something. While the foundation of a healthy vegan diet truly is plants and nuts and whole grains and I think that’s how everyone should be eating, you can also make some pretty impressive junk food out of animal-free items.
Exhibit A: this ridiculous cookie-stuffed cookie.
There are a number of junk food items that are accidentally vegan and Oreos just so happen to be on that list. I was wanting to make a vegan coconut cookies and cream cheesecake so I picked up a knockoff box of Trader Joe’s Joe Joe sandwich cookies to use as my crust, but they got stuffed inside these chocolate chip cookies instead. Accidents happen.
I used the traditional Nestle Tollhouse cookie recipe and just made some simple swaps to make it vegan. Here’s how to do it…
Vegan Oreo Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookies
- 10 vegan chocolate sandwich cookies (I used Trader Joe’s Joe Joes)
- 2 1/4 cups whole wheat flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup vegan butter (I used Earth Balance Organic but want to try just coconut oil next time)
- 1 1/4 cups sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 tablespoons chia seeds
- 1/4 cup water
- 1/4 teaspoon corn starch or arrowroot powder
- 2 cups vegan chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- In a mixing bowl combine flour, baking soda and salt.
- In a separate stand mixer add vegan butter, sugar, vanilla, chia seeds, water and corn starch. Whip to combine and cream.
- Slowly add dry ingredients to wet until a thick dough forms.
- Fold in chocolate chips.
- Now it’s time to stuff the cookies with cookies. INCEPTION. Take about 2 tablespoons of cookie dough and flatten it out into a disk. Place a chocolate sandwich cookie on that. Flatten out another 2 tablespoons (approximately) of cookie dough and place it on top of the sandwich cookie. Mold the excess cookie dough around the sandwich cookie so it is completely covered. You should be able to make 10-12 massive stuffed cookies.
- Arrange on lined baking sheet and bake for about 10-11 minutes.
You can also shove them inside muffin cups to make a festive portable treat…
These are completely insane and I think you should make them. I would like to reiterate that contrary to popular belief, not all things vegan are healthy and these are NOT HEALTHY. But they’re fun and ridiculous and why not?