HL Bakeshop’s Vegan Carob Coconut Sesame Cookies

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 cup Earth Balance margarine
  • 1 cup evaporated cane juice
  • 3/4 tsp molasses
  • 1/4 cup soy milk
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup carob chips
  • 1/2 cup shredded coconut
  • 1/3 cup sesame seeds

These treats are actually full of good-for-you ingredients, making them ideal for either dessert or a sweet snack!  

Preheat oven to 350°F.  Combine all-purpose flour, whole wheat pastry flour, salt, and baking soda in a large bowl.  Cream together the Earth Balance and evaporated cane juice in separate large bowl just until fluffy.  Combine molasses, soy milk, water, and vanilla extract in a medium bowl and whisk together.  Pour 1/4 of the wet mixture into the Earth Balance mixture and mix just until combined.   Add 1/4 of the dry mixture and stir just until combined.   Repeat until all ingredients are added and there is just a little dry remaining.   Add the carob chips, shredded coconut, and sesame seeds and mix until fully combined, being careful not to overmix.  Use a 1/4 cup measuring cup to scoop batter onto a parchment-lined tray.   Press down on each until about 3 1/2” in diameter.  Bake for 15-20 minutes or until edges are set but centers are still slightly soft.  Transfer to wire racks and cool completely.