Barley Brownie Fudge Cookies

Who says chocolate is bad for you?
Dish Type: baking Lifestyle: nut free, vegetarian


Who says chocolate is bad for you? As long as you combine chocolate with healthy ingredients and, of course, eat in moderation chocolate can have many health benefits. Try substituting the chocolate chips for carob chips, cocoa nibs, or chunks of whatever chocolate you have left in the cupboard.

  • ¾ cup good oil
  • 1 1/3 cups maple syrup
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • ¾ cup thick soymilk
  • 4 cups barley flour
  • ½ cup cocoa
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • ¼ cup ground flaxseed
  • ½ tsp salt


  1. Preheat your oven to 350F and line a 9" by 13" cookie sheet with parchment paper, lightly greased.
  2. In a medium bowl whisk together the oil, maple syrup, vanilla, and soymilk.
  3. In a separate bowl combine all of the other ingredients and stir together until just combined.
  4. Using two fingers, or the back end of a wooden spoon, make a small well in the center of the dry ingredients and pour in the wet mixture.
  5. Stir together slowly and gently until just combined. Do not overmix.
  6. Using either two spoons, or a small ice cream scoop, drop cookies onto the baking sheet roughly 2" apart. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until the cookies are golden brown around the edges and just set in the center.
  7. Eat, and enjoy!