Vegan Jamoca Almond Fudge Cookies

One year ago today I was busy in the kitchen making homemade ice cream.

I’d never even tried making ice cream from scratch before, but JZ had told me that Jamoca Almond Fudge ice cream from Baskin Robbins is his all time favourite dessert so I decided to try to make it for him for Valentine’s Day.

Healthy mocha almond fudge cookies that are vegan and made with whole wheat flour!

The look on his face was priceless when I gave it to him – and he has since proclaimed it to be the best thing I’ve ever made. He also doesn’t neglect to remind me on a regular basis that I haven’t made it for him since and I am thus a giant tease. He thought he was getting a girl who makes homemade ice cream all the time, but now he’s seen the real me who puts buckwheat in pancakes and makes brownies out of sweet potatoes and dates – ha!

So this year I made him Jamoca Almond Fudge… cookies.

Healthy mocha almond fudge cookies that are vegan and made with whole wheat flour!

Just kidding, I’m making him his precious ice cream again!

But I also made cookies. I actually started trialing these around Christmas time, but had to put them on hold after 3 batches didn’t work out. I finally trialed another batch more recently and to my delight, they were perfect! Soft but crispy with a subtle mocha flavour (the batch with 3 tbsp of instant coffee was a liiiiitle too strong!) and studded with toasted almonds and mini chocolate chips. Oh and they’re also vegan and whole wheat too. If JZ didn’t read my blog, he would never know they’re healthier. I should really learn to stop revealing all my sneaky healthy baking tricks to him on here!

Healthy mocha almond fudge cookies that are vegan and made with whole wheat flour!

Vegan Jamoca Almond Fudge Cookies
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Healthy mocha almond fudge cookies that are vegan and made with whole wheat flour!
Yield: 12
  • 1 cup whole wheat pastry flour
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • Scant ½ tsp table salt
  • 1 tbsp ground flax + 2 tbsp water
  • ¼ cup cold coconut oil
  • 3 tbsp smooth almond butter
  • ½ cup unpacked brown sugar
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 1-1/2 tsp instant coffee
  • 3 tbsp toasted sliced almonds
  • 3 tbsp mini vegan chocolate chips
  1. In a medium size bowl, mix together the whole wheat pastry flour, baking soda, and salt.
  2. Mix the flax and water in a small ramekin and set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, add the coconut oil, almond butter, brown sugar, and vanilla. Mix with an electric beater on low speed until combined.
  4. Add the instant coffee into the ramekin containing the flax. Stir until dissolved, then pour the contents of the ramekin into the bowl of wet ingredients. Mix until combined.
  5. Gradually add the dry mixture to the wet ingredients while beating with the mixer until combined.
  6. Preheat the oven to 375°F and place the bowl in the fridge to chill while it preheats for about 10-15 minutes.
  7. Remove from the fridge once oven is preheated and roll dough into ping pong sized balls (should make 12). Place on a baking sheet lined with a Silpat or parchment paper.
  8. Bake on the middle rack for 8-9 minutes, then remove and let cool.

Recipe was adapted from this chocolate chip cookie recipe.

Are you doing any Valentine’s day baking?


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38 Responses to Vegan Jamoca Almond Fudge Cookies

  1. Oh boy these cookies might make you my favourite person too- these look divine! Am a huge fan of Jamoca Almond Fudge ice cream so this just combines my 2 favourites in one. Have you ever had the mint choc chip at Baskin Robbins? That’s my number 1- perhaps that can be your next baking experiment to turn it into cookie form ;)!

    • Chelsea

      I haven’t had anything from Baskin Robbins – they can’t guarantee any of their flavours are nut free. :( Mint chocolate chip cookies sound interesting though!

  2. sooo confession time: I don’t know if I’ve ever had Baskin Robbins ice cream. Isn’t that terrible? Jamoca Almond Fudge sounds like something I would like though.

  3. I wasn’t sure what Jamoca meant but these sound amazing! I love how healthy they are too! Whole wheat cookies for the win. :)

  4. I can’t honestly say that I’ve ever had Jamoca Almond Fudge ice cream (can we ever eat at BR?) or that I even know what Jamoca means, but I’m very much loving the sounds of these cookies. Then again, they basically have all my favourite things so of course they’re amazing :) And girl.. I definitely feel you on the cookie fails. I had the same issue with the cookies I posted today :mad:

    • Chelsea

      Nope, we can’t eat at BR lol. I’m not sure what “jamoca” means either – I think it’s just their word for “mocha”.

  5. I give you props for not giving up, I’ll give baking recipes two tries and then they go out the window- I’m too impatient. these sounds delicious- sounds like JZ is a lucky guy!

  6. Those sound awesome! Great photos, Chelsea!

  7. i love the ingredient list! they look so good.

  8. I’ve never had baskin Robbins but this flavour sounds awesome! And how sweet of you to make JZ cookies :)

    Just fyi- I think you’re missing some ingredients in your list (almonds and chocolate!)

    Happy Valentine’s Day girl!

  9. These look goooooood!! I think Tyler actually PREFERS knowing how healthy something is now. I definitely created a health monster by accident. He might even be a step healthier than me, which is so odd to think! Now homemade ice-cream is something I need to start doing soon!

    • Chelsea

      Haha wow! You should write a post about that (or get him to write it) – it would be interesting to read about how his outlook on healthy eating has changed!

  10. Oh my Gosh, I love the baskin robin Jamaica almond fudge ice cream, I pinned these to make but do you also have the ice cream recipe you used?!

  11. THAT IS MY FAVOURITE ICE CREAM. Well, half that and half cookie dough.

    I need to make this, but also need you to make me the ice cream.

  12. Awe, that’s so sweet of you! I’ve never had that ice cream but if it’s anything like these cookies, I’m sure it’s delicious. These look amazing!!

  13. Serious question: do we have BR here? (My guess is you do, and I don’t – damn WPG) I’m not sure I’ve ever had it, but these cookies look amazing!

  14. Hi, these look so scrummy. I love Cookies and have been looking at ways of making them healthier. I’m going to give these a go so thank you for posting this recipe.

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  16. These sound delicious. I am a fan of anything with coffee, especially desserts. :)

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  22. Isabell

    I know I’m 2 years late, haha, but I was just wondering; can I use regular flour instead of the one you listed? I don’t know where I’d be able to find that. Thanks!

    • Chelsea

      Regular flour would definitely work! But if you’re interested in buying whole wheat pastry flour, you can often find it at Bulk food stores or Bob’s Red Mill has it as well. :)

      • Isabell

        Thanks so much for your reply! I was totally anticipating not getting a response considering I posted my comment 2 years late LOL. I’ll look into the whole wheat pastry flour, thanks!

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  24. Elizacro

    Is there a place where I can read reviews of how this tastes and not just about how it looks? Im in school FT, with 3 girls and do not want to waste my time. I am completely dairy- free, all it’s derivatives etc. So these could be awesome!

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