Happy Thanksgiving, friends!
Today, I am thankful for so much. My life is rich and full. I have an amazing family, a huge circle of incredible friends all around the world, a base of readers that I see coming back day after day (I really love you guys), a job I love, and so much more. I am a lucky girl.
I know I was supposed to share these with you yesterday (sorry about that), but it’s better late than never, right?
Plus, these are some of the best cookies I’ve ever made. Seriously.
And now you can be thankful for that. 🙂
(And maybe just ignore how awful the pictures are since they were taken in my garage at night. I did my very best without a lightbox!)
Oh, and this is actually an adaptation of my own recipe — for my Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies!
Praline Spice Cookies
makes 2 dozen cookies
- 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 1/2 tbs cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp nutmeg
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 cup white sugar
- 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 cup coconut oil (liquified, at room temp or higher) (use unrefined — trust me on this)
- 1/4 cup almond milk
- 1 cup vegan chocolate chips (Ghiradelli makes really good ones!)
- 1 cup pecan pralines (I get the amazing ones from Trader Joe’s)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Sift flour, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt together. Set aside.
In a separate bowl blend white sugar, brown sugar, liquified coconut oil and vanilla extract. Add flour mixture and blend again.
Set mixer aside, add chocolate chips and pecan pralines, and use a wooden spoon to mix the chips and nuts into the dough.
Spoon tablespoon-sized balls of dough into your baking trays and leave them rounded. You can even round them with you hands,if you want, as they will keep their shape.
Bake for 12-14 minutes.
And then you’ll get these babies.
These are also the closest to cookie dough balls that I’ve ever made by accident. They are hard on the outside while being crumbly, doughy and chewy all at once on the inside.
Plus, the pecan pralines add an incredible sweet/ salty aspect to them!
So, back to Thanksgiving — aside from this awesome recipe (I kid, I kid)…
… What are YOU thankful for today?