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One tablespoon and Small Batch Chocolate Chip Cookies (Vegan)

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If you’ve ever been on Pinterest before, you’ll probably have seen a few photos pinned from the likes of the dreamy shops of Food52 Provisions, Herriott Grace, Ariel Alasko and Sweet Gum Co. – gorgeously styled images of beautiful hand carved spoons, rolling pins, cheeseboards and bowls. I have definitely spent a lot of time lusting over all that tableware and the fact that it’s all hand made just makes it extra special. The problem is that they’re all based in the US and either don’t ship to the UK or else the cost of the shipping overseas is like £20 (*sad trombone*).


About a year ago my brother found a shop in Hackney called ‘Barn the Spoon’, owned by Barnaby Carder who sits inside the tiny, glass-front shop all day, surrounded by feathery shavings of wood, carving spoons. Intrigued, I visited the shop a couple of times (and if you’re ever in East London, I definitely recommend it as a place to drop by!) to check it out for myself and buy some presents. A few months later I went to his studio in Stepney Farm and we chatted about him making a custom spoon for me (dream. come. true.).


As a baker I’m used to having normal wooden spoons for mixing batters but that’s a bit boring, isn’t it!? A wooden tablespoon measure is anything but. This adorable little 15ml scoop, carved out of English sycamore, is what we settled on (I have some pics of the process of making it below).

I thought it’d be a cool idea to challenge myself to make a ‘tablespoon recipe’ – using only the scoop as my measure! I ended up creating this small-batch recipe for vegan chocolate chip cookies. It only makes 4 small cookies so it’s perfect for when a craving hits and you don’t want to be standing in the kitchen scooping cookie dough all evening (plus, because there’s no egg in the dough you can go to TOWN on eating it raw).


If you want to treat yourself to a little English tablespoon measure too, you can find a few of them for sale on my portfolio website here all the spoons have been sold! Hopefully I’ll be able to re-stock in the new year. There’s a very limited supply of them as they’re super labour intensive to make and will be sold on a first-come-first-serve basis. I’ll be shipping them out from the 16th onwards with first class mail in case you’re in a rush for a Christmas prezzie 😉

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Otherwise, treat yourself to some chocolate chip cookies!!! They’re slightly chewy with a crunchy edge and have a hit of coconut flavour from the virgin coconut oil. If you’re not a coconut fan just sub some plain vegetable oil instead and of course you can switch some of the flour out for cocoa powder for double choccy bites!

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– Don’t like the taste of coconut? Use plain vegetable oil instead of the coconut oil!
– Use vegan chocolate chips, if needed (such as the Enjoy Life brand).
– For double chocolate cookies: reduce flour to 2 1/2 tbsp and add 1/2 tbsp cocoa powder.

Small Batch Chocolate Chip Cookies (Vegan)

Small Batch Chocolate Chip Cookies (Vegan)


  • 1 tbsp coconut oil, , softened
  • 2 tbsp raw sugar
  • 4 tbsp all purpose flour
  • pinch of baking powder
  • ~3/4 tbsp water
  • splash of vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp mini dark chocolate chips or chopped chocolate
  • flaky salt


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 F (180 C)
  2. Cream the coconut oil and sugar together. Add the flour and baking powder and rub into the oil mixture with your fingertips until crumbly. Pour in the water and vanilla, knead together into a dough then knead in the chocolate chips.
  3. Divide into 4 balls (roughly 1 tbsp of dough each) and flatten onto a parchment lined cookie tray, sprinkle with flaky salt. Bake for 8-10 minutes until they are starting to turn golden.

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  • Bea December 15, 2014 at 6:41 pm

    OMG!!!The most beautiful wooden spoon I’ve ever seen!MASTERPIECE!And those cookies!!!I WANT THEM NOW!

    • Mike from Virginia Beach May 10, 2015 at 10:34 pm

      I agree wit’ u Bea

  • Leah December 15, 2014 at 7:02 pm

    What a cute idea! The cookies look amazing. Going to give them a try by substituting almond meal for the flour.

  • Renee December 15, 2014 at 7:05 pm

    ORDERED! Waaaaah. Thank you Izy (:
    Those beautiful hand crafted wooden utensils are quite expensive indeed, and they’re always sold out so quickly! But, now I’ll have my own; can’t wait!
    And these cookies look amazing, perfect for single-person and quick cravings. And your always; SO gorgeous!

  • Mary Clay Kline December 15, 2014 at 7:16 pm

    So precious! I want to eat them alllll (and I can – they’re small batch!) And although I’m not vegan, I love making feel-good vegan recipes.

  • jenna @ just j.faye December 15, 2014 at 8:02 pm

    I love this recipe and that adorable little spoon!! I’m definitely going to be making these!

  • Anze December 15, 2014 at 8:24 pm

    W h a t – these cookies are a deam come true. Every time I bake a batch it ends up being breakfast, lunch & dinner. Well the “healthy” snacks too. Loving the spoon too 🙂

  • Hannah Hoskins December 15, 2014 at 8:51 pm

    Oh my goodness I have a spoon from this amazing spoon man too! It’s the most beautiful, wonderful thing in my kitchen! I’m thrilled that you’re blogging about him and his amazing craft x

  • Livvy @ drinkthewildair December 15, 2014 at 9:07 pm

    That spoon is so lovely! I’ve bought my little sister some beautiful hand-painted measuring cups for Christmas – there’s something so gorgeous about properly crafted little gifts 🙂

  • Hillary | Nutrition Nut on the Run December 15, 2014 at 9:13 pm

    those wood tablespoons are the cutest!

  • Baby June December 15, 2014 at 10:01 pm

    What an adorable little spoon! The cookies look fantastic too 🙂

  • Thea @ Baking Magique December 15, 2014 at 10:10 pm

    How cool isn’t it that you have your own custom made spoon?!?! I’m kind of jealous! 😉

  • Gemma December 15, 2014 at 10:28 pm

    What an adorable little spoon, so cute! With this kind of beautiful tools I’d be willing to bake every day! 🙂

    Yummy cookies! Love the flaky salt on top!

  • Sarah | The Sugar Hit December 15, 2014 at 11:46 pm

    What an awesome project. These spoons are freaking rad, and I love that you’re teaming up with such a champion spoon-maker. I’d spoon that spoon.

  • Jodi@prairiekuchen December 16, 2014 at 2:53 am

    Love the spoon! and can’t wait to make the cookies for my vegan friend! She’ll love em!

  • Alexandra @ Confessions of a Bright-Eyed Baker December 16, 2014 at 3:33 am

    Love how you challenged yourself with this tablespoon recipe… and a small batch of vegan cookie dough?? YES! That spoon is the cutest… I’m obsessed with the bottom design.

  • Sarah @ SnixyKitchen December 16, 2014 at 6:29 am

    HOLY MOLY This spoon is GORGEOUS. I’m so jealous of you and your custom carved spoon!

  • Belinda@themoonblushbaker December 16, 2014 at 6:46 am

    This is why you are genius! Taking something as mundane as the kitchen spoon and turning it into a multitasking tool of cookie delight. It is such a great opportunity to get to make your own spoons. Of course I want them all. 😉

  • December 16, 2014 at 12:26 pm

    Absolutely in love with these! Yes!

  • Abby @ The Frosted Vegan December 16, 2014 at 3:06 pm

    Swooning over that spoon! I love that you made these small batch, especially so if I eat all of them, it is ok, right?

  • dixya | food, pleasure, and health December 16, 2014 at 4:50 pm

    this is such a great idea! I love s mall batch recipes, thank you.

  • Maryna December 16, 2014 at 6:16 pm

    Believe it or not, but I have been dreaming about a wooden tableware for ages! Wooden bowl or spoon can make the photo so alive! But I have the same problem – US is across the water;(
    And luckily I have found Kyiv-based instagram accout where passionate people create wooden tableware of my dreams. Guess what? they ship all over the world! here is their instagram, if you are interested (this is not an advertising, really just sharing what I am into)

  • Matea December 16, 2014 at 7:09 pm

    These cookies look delicious! That wooden spoon is adorable; you need to restock soon, pleeease!

  • Tamar December 17, 2014 at 1:00 am

    Is there a way I can double/triple the recipe so I can share it with my friends or will that mess it all up? please answer asap!

    • Izy December 17, 2014 at 2:26 am

      Yep! As 1/4 cup = 4 tbsp, if you double the recipe its: 1/2 cup flour, ~1/2 tsp baking powder, ~1/2 tsp vanilla, 2 tbsp coconut oil, 1/4 cup sugar, ~1.5 tbsp water, 1/4 cup chocolate chips

  • Millie | Add A Little December 17, 2014 at 5:19 pm

    These look amazing Izy! What an easy recipe and the spoon is too cute! Will definitely check out the shop!

  • Jade Sheldon-Burnsed December 18, 2014 at 2:35 am

    Um… greatest spoon EVER!!

  • Maribel Cota {Bruni's Boulangerie} December 19, 2014 at 4:50 pm

    I wanna of those! that spoon is absolutely gorgeous .
    Perfect for making these delicious cookies, vegan oh yeah!
    Thanks izy!

  • Ellie Elliott December 19, 2014 at 8:06 pm

    Nothing beats raw cookie dough! I need that little spoon too!

  • ellie | fit for the soul December 20, 2014 at 1:01 am

    Ahhh that is such an adorable tablespoon!!!! I love anything woodsy because it oddly makes me feel all warm and fuzzy, hehe.

  • Phillip December 21, 2014 at 4:06 pm

    These would make great decorations for a rustic wedding. Give them to your guests as a take home as a find your seat treat.

  • Bec December 22, 2014 at 5:17 am

    They look amazing!!! I recently was gifted a small wooden spoon and I love love it! What better way to compliment the spoon but with some amazing cookies – yum.
    Bec x

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  • Alana December 24, 2014 at 6:58 am

    Don’t know how I missed this but so sad I did because those spoons are beauts and I would have loved to have snatched one up. Guess I have next year to look forward to!

  • Mahee Ferlini December 24, 2014 at 7:58 pm

    Great recipe and awesome spoon!

  • Amanda Jane December 28, 2014 at 2:16 am

    Mmm, these cookies look incredibly delicious, I can’t wait to try your recipe! Wishing you a very happy New Year!

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    Love the cute wooden spoon! and the cookies look divine! 🙂

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    What a beautiful spoon!

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  • Sini | My Blue&White Kitchen January 2, 2015 at 3:45 pm

    That spoon is a masterpiece and those cookies look to die for! Happy 2015!

  • Marla Meridith January 5, 2015 at 12:20 pm

    I LOVE your new spoon & the whole idea of this recipe.

  • Jes Lahay January 6, 2015 at 12:01 am

    Lovely spoon. Absolutely lovely! And I’m craving cookies now. Thanks for that! 😉

  • anna@annamayeveryday January 9, 2015 at 11:32 am

    What a beautiful spoon, that is not to say the cookies aren’t as well but that spoon really caught my eye…

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    Love the spoons, awesome photos Thank you

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    I love..LOVE that adorable little spoon!what a great easy recipe:)

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    That wooden spoon was a brilliant ideas!

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  • Amy @ Thoroughly Nourished Life January 14, 2015 at 5:06 am

    These are such beautiful creations – the spoons and the cookies 🙂
    Handmade crafts where you have met the creator are such a treasure. I can’t wait to try these cookies on a weeknight when you just need something leeetle after dinner. Two for me and two for him 🙂 Perfection!

  • Joanna January 18, 2015 at 7:35 pm

    Chocolate and cookie! Two magical words!

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    This is perfect for the moments when I absolutely need a cookie! Lovely!

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    I just tried them and they taste as good as they look! I doubled the batch and ended up wanting more. Thanks for sharing this lovely recipe!

  • Sfora January 27, 2015 at 12:44 pm

    Things like that little spoon make your work even more sublimated.

  • Val January 27, 2015 at 9:22 pm

    Love the recipe! I want to try it but definitely need that adorable little spoon for the process to be fulfilled. Where can I find this spoon?!?!

    • Izy January 27, 2015 at 10:04 pm

      Thank you! I’m hopefully going to have more in stock in early February 🙂 . I can add your name to the waiting list if you’d like and email you when I have some spoons again!

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  • Kitty McV August 14, 2015 at 2:55 am

    That is the sweetest dang divvying-up utensil I’ve ever seen- what a treasure! I am also swooning from your beautiful ring, can I ask where you purchased it from?

    • Izy August 14, 2015 at 10:24 am

      Hi Kitty! It is my fave measuring spoon 🙂 I got the ring at a local craft fair last winter! X

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