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These vegan cranberry almond chai cookies are one of my favorites. We make a version of these cookies at work and I fell in love with them. They are so addicting that you can’t have just one. The original recipe calls for different ingredients, like chai concentrate and hazelnuts plus a whole lot more things to also make it gluten free (which my recipe is not). But just because these guys aren’t gluten free doesn’t mean that they are mouthwatering and delicious!
Not a fan of almonds? You can substitute them out for the hazelnuts like in the original recipe as I’ve stated above or you could even use cashews or macadamia nuts! Want to add in some white chocolate chips? That would be amazing in these cookies too! Cookies are so easy to make your own by adding in the mix-ins that you want and love into them. Use dried apricots or cherries instead of cranberries, instead of chai spice use just simple cinnamon or don’t even add it in if that’s something you’d prefer! Overall these vegan cranberry almond chai spice cookies are delicious and I personally wouldn’t change the recipe in either way.
Above are some products that I personally use and recommend for this recipe and to have for everyday use. I highly suggest getting this chai spice from King Arthur Flour for this recipe. Otherwise another really great option is to make your own chai spice! It’s super easy and you can find a recipe easily online.
vegan cranberry almond chia cookies
- 1 1/2 sticks vegan butter room temp (i used country crock almond oil butter)
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 2/3 cup brown sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/3 cup almond milk
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 2 tsp chai spice
- 2 cup almond flour
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup almond slivers
- 1/2 cup dried cranberries
- preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. line a sheet pan with parchment paper. place the vegan butter and the sugars into a bowl of an electric mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, and cream until light and fluffy, about 1 minute. scrape the sides of the bowl and add in the almond milk and vanilla and mix until incorporated. place the almond flour, flour, salt, baking soda, and chai spice in another bowl and whisk together. gradually add the flour mixture to the butter mixture. fold in the almonds and cranberries and scoop the cookies out on the sheet pan and bake for 8-10 minutes.