Single-Lady, Chocolate Chip Cookie (Vegan with GF + PB cookie variations)

Deep-Dish, Single-Lady, Salted Whole Wheat Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookie (with gluten free and peanut butter cookie variations)

Direct link to vimeo: Deep-Dish, Single-Lady, Salted, Whole Wheat Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookie from Izy Hossack – Top With Cinnamon

{or a direct link to Youtube here}


Damn, that’s a long title, but I think that the cookie deserves it to be honest:

You can make yourself a deep-dish, semi-healthy (I used coconut oil, whole wheat flour, bittersweet chocolate and maple syrup. No white sugar or butter!) cookie/blondie thing for only you (so you don’t end up eating a million cookies), it basically only takes 15 minutes and one dish (you mix it up in the dish it’s baked in).

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So we’re doing this, yeah? You’re in. Good. Step by step I’ll take you through the ‘anatomy’, if you will, of this cookie:

Deep-dish: well, that’s what it is, it’s baked in a dish, that’s deep for a cookie! It’s more like eating a blondie to be honest, but that doesn’t sound as good..
Single-lady: it makes enough cookie for one single ladeh, i.e. single serving (if you baked it like a cookie, it’d probably be like 2 medium cookies..that’s one serving right!? right?)
Salted: salt in it, salt on it. Salt. As we all know, salty-sweet is delicious and has to come up at least twice a month.
Whole Wheat – I used whole wheat flour! Who would have even guessed? Just making it a little bit better for all of us 😉
Chocolate chip cookie – …I think you’ve got that
Vegan – not an egg in sight! I also used coconut oil to keep it vegan, but if you’re a butter gal (I totally normally am) go for it, I’ve tried it and it’s just as awesome.
Gluten free variation – right, so I tried the recipe out just straight up substituting ground almonds for flour. It didn’t work out. It was incredibly delicious but more like eating caramel rather than a cookie. So I made a few changes; reducing the sugar and using almond butter instead of coconut oil (less fat = less gooey, I figured), and oat flour (just ground up oats) and it worked!
Peanut Butter Cookie variation – following on from those gluten-free adaptations to the original recipe, I used peanut butter instead of almond butter, to make a peanut butter cookie! Wooh!
-The gluten free, nut butter variation can be made using whole wheat or a.p. flour too, it’s just not as gooey as the coconut oil version.


I have been testing and eating these all week.

For you,

of course.


But that’s not all I’ve been doing!



It’s been a very busy half term,

I went to the Brits! I saw JT make a dramatic entrance with a chandelier-curtain-thing, I shuddered through One Direction’s song, Mumford and sons and Muse played kick ass songs and I noticed that undeniably sassy look on Taylor Swift’s face when she ended ‘I knew you were trouble’ (Harry Styles was the room…it was majorly awkward),

I went to the after party; I got free cotton candy (the guy who was making it had cotton candy ALL OVER HIS FOREARMS. It was hilarious.) and a white chocolate skull from some insane doctor actor. However the party full of mid-30-year-olds awkwardly dancing to remixes of the black-eyed peas, so we left after half an hour.

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(side note: is it possible to be in love with a photo? WHY DOES THIS HAPPEN EVERY WEEK. At least now my friends know what my phone, computer and ipad background will be until next Sunday.)

I made another food video (the one at the top of the page!), finally!

and a song-c0ver video with these chicas,

I made 2-dozen cupcakes (you can see them in the background of the video at one point), and 2 sheet cakes for my brother to sell at his toastie stall at a festival launch party.

I got round to actually photographing these cookies (I think I’ve been taunting some people with them for about a week on instagram)

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and now you can finally get the recipe,

Gahd Izy, why does it take you so long to do things?

I’m just a procrastinator and tension builder, what can I say…

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-If using a neutral liquid oil instead of coconut oil or butter, you can skip the melting-in-the-oven step.

-You can make the cookie dough and leave it (covered) in the fridge for up to 3 days before baking (it improves the flavour too, as we well know!)

-You can safely reduce either the sugar or maple syrup by 1 or 2 tsp, it just won’t be as soft or sweet (I like the dough sweet because I use really bitter chocolate)

-You can sub baking powder for baking soda

-You can sub maple syrup for agave or honey (just note that honey isn’t vegan)

-If you use ground almonds and baking soda in the gluten free variation, it’s grain free!

Deep-Dish, Single-Lady, Salted Whole Wheat Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookie
1 1/2 tsp coconut oil (or butter, or any neutral oil)
1 tbsp brown sugar, coconut sugar or cane sugar (make sure it's vegan if you need to)
1 tbsp maple syrup (the real, good stuff por favor)
1/4 tsp vanilla extract
1/8 tsp fleur de sel/kosher salt/ maldon (plus more for sprinkling) (you can use regular salt in the dough too, just don't sprinkle it on top and use a little less)
1/8 tsp baking powder
2 tbsp + 2 tsp white whole wheat, whole wheat or all purpose flour
1 to 2 tbsp chocolate chips or chopped chocolate (vegan if needed. I go for 70% upwards because I LOVE bittersweet chocolate!)

Put the first 4 ingredients into a ramekin/any small oven proof dish thing. Put onto a cookie sheet and then into an oven which is preheating to 350 degrees F, for 1 minute (just so the coconut oil melts).

Add the salt, baking powder, and flour - stir in (easier if your ramekin/dish has high edges. If it's too hard to mix, just pour the contents into a small bowl, mix and smooth into the ramekin/dish).

Smooth the dough in the dish and scatter over the chocolate chips, pressing them in slightly. Sprinkle on some fleur de sel and bake for 7-10 minutes, until golden brown but still squidgy in the centre. Eat while still warm.


Gluten free (chocolate chip, or peanut butter cookie):

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  • -replace coconut oil with 2 tsp of neutral nut butter (e.g. almond, pecan) for chocolate chip cookie, or with peanut butter for a peanut butter cookie
  • -reduce brown sugar to 2 tsp
  • – use oat flour (made with gf oats) or almond flour instead of whole wheat flour.

Non-gluten free with nut butter instead of coconut oil (chocolate chip, or peanut butter cookie)

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  • – replace coconut oil with 3 tsp of neutral nut butter (e.g. almond, pecan) for chocolate chip cookie, or with peanut butter for a peanut butter cookie
  • -reduce brown sugar to 2 tsp
  • -reduce whole flour to 1 tbsp + 2tsp



  1. says

    This is sooooooo amazing. I love baking, and I love baking for other people, but right now I live in a flat with a woman that can’t eat cakes, biccies etc. What’s a girl to do so as not to end up with an enormous cake or mound of cookies that… well, that are just going to get eaten? :) It appears I now have the answer!

  2. says

    Just made this on a cold, windy December night to eat curled up in bed with a slushy film. It didn’t look as pretty as yours, but it tasted BLOODY GOOD! :) (The wee salt flakes are genius!) I think variation experimentation may well be following…

  3. Alex says

    Made this with peanut butter for a vegan friend, it is DELICIOUS. Seriously, it is like biting into a giant chunk of peanut butter, only there are chocolate chips involved. That, my friend, is pretty awesome.

  4. Jill says

    This looks amazing. I really want to try it, however, I also wanted to make them for my sister who is on a vegan, no sodium diet. :( poor thing. Any idea on wether these would hold up without the salt in them?

  5. says

    I tried this tonight (with a few variations for persona; taste and allergies) and it was *phenomenal!* Do you mind if I write about my experience making it on my blog, giving full credit for the original recipe to you?

    Thank you so much for sharing this easy DELISH recipe!!!

  6. Vera says

    Made it with 2 dinnerspoons of honey instead of the sugar and maple syrup and didn’t any baking powder or soda. I microwaved it for 1 minute and 10 seconds on 100 watts. It was really good and firm like a real cookie!

  7. Ashleigh says

    I’d just like to let anyone know that might be curious – it’s wonderful with brown rice flour, and turned out perfectly!

    Thank you for the lovely recipe :)

  8. Torill says

    Oioioioi, I can’t believe what a treat I just discovered! This blog is amazing! You are amazing! These cookies – AMAZING! You have a huge fan in Norway! I look forward to our weekly cooperation from now on :)

  9. Katja says

    I’ve been wanting to make this for ages and tonight I finally did and and and I cannot begin to tell you how much I owe you for your recipe. I really wanted something nice for dessert and was contemplating going to the only vegan bakery where I live but it’s a little far and I really couldn’t be bothered considering I would not get something like this. And I finally gave the Peanut Butter version a shot and god damn. I was in heaven. And it was so quick and easy to make. <3 Eep. Definitely making another super soon. I used 100% Dark Chocolate so the sweetness of the dough worked perfectly to balance it while the chocolate was still nice and bitter. (:
    Thank you! <3 😀

  10. Tara says

    Oh my god! Finally, a vegan, gluten-free single-serving cookie recipe that works! This is amazing. I tried a couple of other recipes, but it always ended up coming out to dry. I also finally found a brand of carob-chips (which I have been preferring over chocolate chips lately) that taste good and actually melt. Anyways, this recipe was perfect. I made it with freshly ground almond butter, used melted ghee for the oil and coconut palm sugar. Delicious. I almost forgot what a real chocolate chip cookie tasted like. Thank you!!

    how would you adjust this to make it for mass consumption…meaning maybe a dozen or so cookies? I’m still relatively new to the baking world, and I have played with ratios before only to have them come out poorly.

    • says

      Thank you! So glad you enjoyed them :)

      To scale up the recipe you just need to know that: 4 tbsp = 1/4 cup, 8 tbsp = 1/2 cup etc….
      Then you can just multiply the ingredients to make however many cookies you want!


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