Chocolate Earthquakes

I love these cookies – they’re rich, chocolaty, soft and scrumptious! I had a brief time before having children when I wanted to start a cookie business and back then these were some of my absolute favourites. I’ve never been brave enough to attempt a dairy/egg free version before, but my recent baking successes spurred me on. In fact, they work pretty well (even if I say so myself), so now both daughters have ‘safe’ homemade cookies to take into school tomorrow. Minteos and Noreos to year 3, chocolate earthquakes to reception – hope they like them 🙂

Chocolate Earthquakes (dairy-free, egg-free, nut-free, soya-free, vegetarian, vegan)

makes about 24

  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup melted dairy-free spread
  • 2 tbsps golden syrup
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup oat milk
  • 1 tbsp ground flaxseeds
  • 100g melted dairy-free chocolate
  • 250g plain flour
  • 2 tbsps cocoa powder
  • 3/4 tsp baking powder
  • large pinch of salt
  • 1 cup of icing sugar to roll dough in

-Preheat oven to 180 degrees centigrade

– Sift the icing sugar onto a plate and set aside

– In a bowl mix the sugar, dairy-free spread, syrup, vanilla, oat milk, flax seeds and melted chocolate

– Sift in the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and salt. It should produce a soft dough

– Take teaspoons of mix and roll in the icing sugar

– Place on a lined baking sheet

– Bake for 12 minutes. Cool for a few minutes on the baking sheet before transferring to a wire rack.

– Best eaten straight away, or next day will do (invite people over or send into school/work!)

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Welcome. I'm a Cordon Bleu trained chef and mother with a passion for cooking vegetarian food. All recipes featured here are dairy, egg, and nut-free, thus 'accidentally' vegan, as my children are allergic to those. My aim is to recreate any dish, even what seems impossible, but free of the ingredients we can't have, and log my exploits here. Please browse what is now several hundred recipes. All the recipes posted (unless stated) are my own creations.

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