Have you always wanted to be an unhealthy vegan?
Well, good news.
Oreos are vegan.
However, according to Is it Vegan?, there is some controversy over whether the cane sugar in oreos is vegan. Cane sugar alone is vegan, but the cane sugar refining process can ‘non-vegan-ize’ the sugar.
Vegan or not, if you are living a vegan lifestyle, you’re probably not consuming too many oreos.
And if you aren’t vegan, you probably don’t care that oreos may possibly be vegan.
So that fact I just shared with you…completely pointless.
Pointless. You know, like paying for bottled water or living in a town without a Trader Joe’s.*
However, this recipe is quite the opposite of pointless.
Because this recipe makes wannabe Oreo cookies that are really vegan and are healthier than your average cookie.
They kind of resemble an Oreo on steroids.
They are filled with fruit, nuts, cacao, agave, and a touch of vanilla.
*I need to move.
**I’m not responsible for what happens is you spoon peanut butter on top of these. You’ve been warned.
Vegan Chocolate Sandwich Cookies with Coconut Cream Filling
makes 8 sandwich cookies
recipe slightly adapted from rawified
1/2 cup almonds, raw
1/4 cup ground flax seed
1/4 cup cacao powder
1/4 cup shredded coconut, unsweetened
1 Tbsp agave
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/3 cup cashews
2 Tbsp shredded coconut
2 Tbsp coconut oil
1 Tbsp agave
scant 1 tsp vanilla (don’t add more than 1 tsp, it’ll be too much)
In a food processor, process the almonds, ground flax seed, and cacao powder until the almonds are ground into a flour. Add in the shredded coconut, agave, and vanilla and process until a dough forms. If the dough seems too try, add in 1 Tbsp of water at a time until a dough forms. Dump dough onto a clean surface and roll the dough into a long cylinder. Wrap the cylinder in foil and freezer for 15 minutes.
Preheat oven to 350F. Once the dough has slightly hardened, unwrap the dough and slice into 16 slices. Lay slices onto a baking sheet and bake for 10 minutes. Allow to cool on a cooling rack while you make the filling.
For the filling, clean all the cacao residue from your food processor so your filling doesn’t turn brownish (cause that’d be gross). Once you have a clean food processor, add in the cashews and shredded coconut. Process until the cashews form a flour. Add in the coconut oil, agave, and vanilla. Process until creamy. Spoon the filling into a bowl and allow the dough to chill in the fridge for 15 minutes.
Once the filling is chilled, spoon a dollop of filling onto 8 cookies. Top the filling with another cookie to complete your cookie sandwich. Dunk your homemade oreo into an ice cold glass of milk, almond milk, hemp milk, soy milk, hazelnut milk, cashew milk, chocolate milk, or rice milk. Enjoy!