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A Met-Gala-Worthy Chocolate Chip Cookie From Featured Chef Sophia Roe

Eliza Sullivan
Food Writer
By Eliza Sullivan
Food Writer
Eliza Sullivan is a food writer and SEO editor at mindbodygreen. She writes about food, recipes, and nutrition—among other things. She studied journalism at Boston University.
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September 14, 2021

Last night, a team of chefs—including well-being advocate and self-proclaimed fungi enthusiast Sophia Roe—served a fully plant-based menu to the stars at the Met Gala, which was moved to September from its usual "first Monday in May" due to the COVID-19 pandemic. And while these cookies (the recipe for which Roe shared on Instagram earlier this week) may not have been on the menu for the gala, they're certainly red-carpet-worthy.

"These cookies were a total accident," confesses Roe in the caption on Instagram, "I was actually attempting to formulate some chocolate tahini loaf cakes. However, after fussing with the dough a bit, and really tasting it...I knew it had to be a cookie." Because the dough is vegan-friendly, it's "super safe (and scrumptious) to eat raw," she further shares, which means it might be perfect as an addition to some homemade vegan vanilla ice cream (check out our favorite recipe here).

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Tahini Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Makes about 20 cookies

Ingredients

Method

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, coconut sugar, and kosher salt. Add the wet ingredients into the same bowl: coconut oil, tahini, and plant-based milk.
  2. Add the chocolate chunks. (Note: Sometimes adding a teaspoon of flour to the chocolate chunks helps ensure they distribute evenly throughout the dough.)
  3. Make sure you chill the dough for at least 10 to 15 minutes to ensure the cookies don't spread too much in the oven. Prepare a baking sheet with parchment paper. Take the chilled cookie dough and make 2- to 3-tbsp.-size dough balls, and place on baking sheet at least 2 to 3 inches apart from one another. (These cookies don't spread a ton; however, when you take the finished cookies out of the oven and press on them slightly, they'll be flatter and larger if that's more your style.)
  4. Bake the cookies 12 to 15 minutes, until the edges get crispy but the center is still soft. As they cool, the cookies will harden up some but should still remain gooey-like. I recommend letting them cool for at least 15 minutes. Top the cookies with some crunchy Maldon salt if you're feeling fancy.
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Eliza Sullivan
Eliza Sullivan
Food Writer

Eliza Sullivan is an SEO Editor at mindbodygreen, where she writes about food, recipes, and nutrition—among other things. She received a B.S. in journalism and B.A. in english literature with honors from Boston University, and she has previously written for Boston Magazine, TheTaste.ie, and SUITCASE magazine.