Baked cookie on the outside, soft cookie dough center. These cookie dough balls are the best of both worlds! The perfect sweet treat or snack.
You know when you're baking cookies and you can't stop eating the cookie dough, and suddenly you realize that you barely have enough left for cookies? You know it's happened to you, or you're lying to yourself. Those lies stop here.
Introducing Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Balls. These babies are a cross between a baked cookie and soft raw gooey cookie dough. Made especially for those of us that can't decide what we want. I'm terrible at decisions, so making this cookie was a necessity. Like water. Both extremely important.
Cookie Dough Perfection
Just look at that soft cookie dough center and tell me you don't want to shove that in your mouth now. These were a little bit of an accident. It was one of those "toddler tantrums all day" type of days, so I quickly rolled balls and shoved them into the oven.
When I took them out, I expected them to have settled down. Instead I got this dense ball like bit of goodness with a half baked center. Complete perfection. Cookie dough balls it is!
Cookie Dough Balls - Ingredients
I know there are some cookie dough lovers out there. And some of you are terrible at decisions too. Or maybe you just need to solve some life problems by eating these cookie dough balls.
Here's a low down of what's in them;
- gluten free flours
- flax egg
- coconut butter
- almond milk
- date paste
- vegan chocolate chips
More Vegan Cookies You Might Like;
- Oatmeal raisin pecan cookies
- Chunky monkey cookies
- Vegan breakfast cookies
- Sea salt chocolate chip cookies
Whatever the reason, give them a try. Don't forget to let me know how many you ate before realizing they were almost gone. Leave a comment here, find me on Facebook or tag me on Instagram at both @veggiesdontbite #veggiesdontbite so I don’t miss it! And don’t forget to tag me in your main comment on Instagram because they changed some rules and make it easy to miss things! I do respond to each and every comment I see so I’m never ignoring you!
Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Balls
- 1 flax eggs 1 tablespoons ground flaxseed plus 3 tablespoons water
- 1 cup gluten free rolled oats
- ½ cup gluten free oat flour or blend oats into oat flour
- ½ cup tapioca flour
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- ½ teaspoon Himalayan pink salt
- ¼ cup plus 2 tablespoons coconut butter
- ½ heaping cup date paste
- 2 tablespoons molasses
- 1 ½ teaspoons – 2 tablespoons almond milk or water
- 1 ½ teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1 cup vegan chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 350F (180C). Mix 2 tablespoons ground flaxseed with 6 tablespoons water to make flax eggs and set aside.
- Mix together the oats, flours, baking soda, and salt and set aside.
- Using a stand or hand mixer, beat together the coconut butter, date paste and molasses. Add 1 tablespoon milk, flax eggs and vanilla extract. Keep beating until everything is combined well.
- Using the paddle attachment on your stand mixer, or a spoon, add in dry ingredients and mix. Add more milk if needed. You want it the consistency of soft play dough. Add chocolate chips. Mix until just combined.
- Using your palms, roll into dense smooth balls and put on parchment lined cookie sheets. These don’t settle down when cooking. You can also just use a spoon to drop spoonfuls, but they won’t be as dense when baked.
- Bake for 11-13 minutes or until they begin to brown. Cookie balls will harden a bit more as they cool. You don’t want to over bake them or they won’t get that partially raw middle.
- To make this nut free, use a nut free milk in place of the almond milk.
- To make this coconut free, you can try subbing the coconut butter with oil or vegan butter but the consistency will be different, and it will not be an oil free recipe anymore.
- You can also sub in ½ cup dairy free yogurt or applesauce (or a combo of the two) to keep this oil free, however when I tried this it yielded more of a muffin type consistency rather than a dense cookie dough type ball.
- If you try this don’t use the milk.
Recipe by Veggies Don’t Bite, visit our site for more great plant-based recipes.
Nutrition and metric information should be considered an estimate.
Thesr look yum..i am new to bakibg and edp cookues...i can never tell if a cookie is done or not..and how sift ir hard it should be..but these are gobble worthy for sure..
What is different or special about Himalatan pink salt?
Thank you! The good thing about these cookies is they are supposed to be half baked so you'll succeed! Himalayan pink salt is a salt that contains more nutrients than white salt that has been stripped of all its nutrients. Pink salt is also better for those with blood pressure issues, it was recommended by our cardiologist for my husband.
These Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Balls look so easy to make. More importantly, they look so very delicious!
Thanks so much!! They are both really easy to make and delicious!!
We made these a few days ago and LOVED them! The kids were going crazy begging for more (I let them have 2 each at first and then 1 more a little later that same day). I had more than I care to admit. 🙂 The next morning I went to sneak one before my girls woke up and guess what??? The container they were in was - EMPTY! I looked at my son who was watching me and there was GUILT written all over his face. LOL!!! So, basically, these didn't even last 24 hours in our house. That's a winning recipe right there!
I did use maple syrup instead of date paste because I didn't have any dates at the time (sacrilege, I know!). I had to add more flour and oats to make up for the extra liquid, but it all worked out in the end! Yum!
That is the best feedback ever! Lol!!! My kids would totally do the same. Thanks so much for trying then and letting me know how they were!!
Levan @ Crazy Vegan Kitchen
Cookies for the win! I love these, especially cause they are oatmeal. Amazing Sophia!
Thanks Levan! I love oatmeal too!
Mel @ avirtualvegan.com
Yum! They look so good, are quick to make and are vegan....Perfect!
Thanks so much Mel!! Yes they are!!
I'm quite sure I have no idea what your talking about! And even if you caught me red handed, elbow deep in the cookie dough bowl I wouldn't admit it! 😉
Looooove that these are truly healthy! bravo!
Never admit it. Just keep on eating ?
haha, sometimes life problems are definitely easier to solve with cookie dough! These look excellent fot it 😀
Oh cookie dough solves it all!! YUM!
chrysta @ noshed
wow! These look super yummy. I gotta try my hand at making date paste. I see it a lot in recipes but havent tried it yet. This is the perfect excuse for me to finally get going on that. These are the perfect treat!
Thanks Chrysta! Date paste is awesome for baking. I use it in all my baked goods. It's so easy to make too!
I am so going to make these! They are completely adorable! Pop-in-your-mouth-chocolate-bites! YES!!!
Thanks Byron! So cute but not too cute. We don't want you hesitant to pop them all in ?
This is a very interesting and delicious looking recipe!
I'd love to gobble down a few right now! 🙂
Thank you for sharing!
Thank so much Madiha! They are loved over here too!
Audrey @ Unconventional Baker
Ok, these cookies are the CUTEST! I had to come over and take a peek when I saw the pic on IG -- they look delicious!
Thanks Audrey! Aren't they adorable?! But not too much so that you don't want to pop them all into your mouth ??
Natalie | Feasting on Fruit
I am in love with these Sophia! Totally my kinda recipe from the dates to the chocolate to the gooey doughy goodness! It doesn't get any better than cookie dough in my opinion <3
Thank you so much Natalie!! I love cookie dough too!!
Hi, this looks like an amazing recipe, silly question.. When you say flax egg is there an egg in there or is it literally water and the flax?
Thanks so much Judy! Not a silly question at all, I had no idea what it was when I first started. But yes, NO egg. Just flax and water. Ground flax seed gelatinizes when left to mix with water. It's amazing!
The kids and I are going to make these today! Stay tuned for results....
Thank you so much for making them!!! I am so glad you guys liked them. My kids devour them every time!!
Can I stuff my face with them? I mean they look delicious!!!! and all that chocolate and good for your ingredients make them even better!
Stuff away my friend!! I sure did, LOL! I made these balls just for easy stuffing. And they are good for you, so stuff a few 😉