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Whole Wheat Crinkle Cookies Recipe (Vegan, Egg Free, Dairy Free)

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These Whole Wheat Crinkle Cookies are a vegan holiday baking recipe that is egg & dairy free – made with cacao powder, pure vanilla, flaxseeds, and whole wheat flour from One Degree Organics.  Whether you’re making these for your family, or putting them in a holiday tin for friends, these are good-for-you cookies you can feel great about gifting!

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The holidays are here, and we are showing up with a totally decadent cookie recipe that is secretly loaded with good-for-you ingredients and antioxidants. These delicious chocolate whole wheat crinkle cookies are light and fluffy in the inside and crunchy on the outside. Shhh don’t tell anyone these are healthy – because they will never believe it after one bite. 

The secret to the gorgeous crinkle topping is baking the dough cold. I mix the dough, let it sit for a few hours in the refrigerator, roll in powdered sugar, and bake. As the cookies expand they make that perfect crinkle pattern which reminds me of winter snow. I made a few batches of these already this holiday season, and they are true winter wonders. Great for your holiday cookie exchange, for the dessert table, or on a plate by the fireplace for Santa.

These Whole Wheat Crinkle Cookies Are:

  • Super Light
  • Chocolatey
  • Airy
  • Crisp
  • Great with a Tall Glass of Oat Milk!
  • The Perfect Holiday Cookies to Gift
  • Vegan, Egg Free, & Dairy Free

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The Best Whole Wheat Holiday Cookies Start with the Best Ingredients

I was so excited to partner with One Degree Organics to create this amazing vegan cookie recipe for the holidays! They sent me a sample of their Organic Sprouted Whole Wheat Flour which I used to make these chocolatey crunchy cookies.

The quality of the whole wheat flour is everything in this recipe! I like One Degree Organic Flours because they are certified as Glyphosate Residue Free and display the Bio-Checked Non Glyphosate Certified seal. Glyphosate has been classified as a “probable carcinogen,” or cancer-causing substance by the The World Health Organization… and I want to keep that out of my recipes.

I feel good knowing my flour is coming from a company that has 100% transparency with their ingredients and has third-party testers to keep the glyphosate out of my kitchen! Learn more about how One Degree Organics sources natural ingredients without glyphosate here.

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What Are In These Chocolate Crinkle Cookies with Whole Wheat Flour?

  • Whole Wheat Flour – I used One Degree Organics sprouted whole wheat flour which has an amazing flavor and texture. You can try these cookies with other One Degree flours, they have a wide range of rye, spelt, wheat, and other grains.
  • Unsweetened Cacao Powder: unsweetened cacao powder is a healthy and good-for-you addition to these cookies.  Cacao powder has a high concentration of antioxidants.   Make sure you use a raw cacao powder and not sweetened baking cocoa… it makes a huge difference.
  • Brown Sugar: for a little extra sweetness and dark color.
  • Vegetable Oil, or other light oil like sunflower.
  • Flaxseed Meal – or you can ground your own flaxseeds
  • Unsweetened Apple Sauce
  • 100% Pure Vanilla Extract – make sure to use only pure vanilla extract, and not flavoring.
  • Baking Powder
  • Powdered Sugar – for rolling the cookies in, giving them that classic crinkle touch.

How Do I Make Whole Wheat Chocolate Crinkle Cookies?

  1. In a small bowl, add the flaxseeds, water, and apple sauce. Mix well to combine and allow the mixture to thicken for 5 minutes. This will act as a binder for the recipe, a substitute for eggs.
  2. To a large bowl, add the cacao powder, brown sugar, vegetable oil, and vanilla extract. Mix well with a wooden spoon to combine. Pour in the flaxseed mixture, and mix again to form a dough.
  3. In a medium bowl, mix the One Degree Organics Sprouted Whole Wheat Flour, baking powder, and salt.  Then pour this dry mixture into the wet mixture. Stir well to combine all ingredients together into a thick and sticky dough.  Cover bowl, and refrigerate for 4 hours or overnight.
  4. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Place the powdered sugar onto a large plate, you’ll need room to roll the cookies into the sugar.
  5. Take a small scoop of cookie dough, about 1 tablespoon, and roll with the palm of your hands until it forms into a ball about 1-inch in diameter. Then roll that ball around in the powdered sugar until it is fully coated. Place the cookie ball on the baking sheet, and repeat. You should space the cookies 3-4 inches apart. My baking sheet held 12 cookies, which was half of the dough.
  6. Bake cookies for 10-14 minutes, then remove baking sheet from oven and allow to cool before eating.

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Where Can I Buy One Degree Organics Sprouted Flours?

Because of it’s popularity, you can find One Degree Organic Flours in almost any major grocery store. They have it at my local Whole Foods and Stop & Shop stores (for all you fellow New Englanders). Aside from their flours I’d recommend their Sprouted Rolled Oats too- I made this delicious Rice Cooker Oatmeal with them, and let me tell you, YUM.
To find out exactly where you can find One Degree Organics products + this amazing sprouted flour check out the store locator tool on their websitHERE.
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Whole Wheat Crinkle Cookies

The Herbeevore
These Whole Wheat Crinkle Cookies are a vegan holiday baking recipe that is egg & dairy free - made with cacao powder, pure vanilla, flaxseeds, and whole wheat flour from One Degree Organics.  Whether you're making these for your family, or putting them in a holiday tin for friends, these are good-for-you cookies you can feel great about gifting!
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Baked Goods
Cuisine American
Servings 24 cookies
Calories 72 kcal

Equipment

  • Mixing Bowls
  • Baking Sheet Pan
  • Parchment Paper
  • Wooden Spoon

Ingredients
  

Instructions
 

  • In a small bowl, add the flaxseeds, water, and apple sauce. Mix well to combine and allow the mixture to thicken for 5 minutes. This will act as a binder for the recipe, a substitute for eggs.
  • To a large bowl, add the cacao powder, brown sugar, vegetable oil, and vanilla extract. Mix well with a wooden spoon to combine. Pour in the flaxseed mixture, and mix again to form a dough.
  • In a medium bowl, mix the One Degree Organics Sprouted Whole Wheat Flour, baking powder, and salt.  Then pour this dry mixture into the wet mixture. Stir well to combine all ingredients together into a thick and sticky dough.  Cover bowl, and refrigerate for 4 hours or overnight.
  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Place the powdered sugar onto a large plate, you'll need room to roll the cookies into the sugar.
  • Take a small scoop of cookie dough, about 1 tablespoon, and roll with the palm of your hands until it forms into a ball about 1-inch in diameter. Then roll that ball around in the powdered sugar until it is fully coated. Place the cookie ball on the baking sheet, and repeat. You should space the cookies 3-4 inches apart. My baking sheet held 12 cookies, which was half of the dough.
  • Bake cookies for 10-14 minutes, then remove baking sheet from oven and allow to cool before eating.

Nutrition

Calories: 72kcalCarbohydrates: 17gProtein: 1gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 45mgPotassium: 63mgFiber: 1gSugar: 12gVitamin A: 2IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 21mgIron: 1mg
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3 Comments

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  2. Susan

    5 stars
    I love anything cocoa/chocolate related! The holidays get my cookie baking juices flowing. These were a super wonderful addition to my plate of cookies and a crowd pleaser. Sure glad I made them and so was my company with many compliments

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