Cosmic Cookies! [Vegan]

Cosmic Cookies | Once Upon a Recipe

Oh boy, friends, do I have a cookie recipe for you!

First of all, a little backstory. So there’s this organic market here in my ‘hood called Planet Organic. In the bakery section, you can find a lil’ treat called the Cosmic Cookie. It’s freakishly delicious, and also bordering on healthy, considering the oats, spelt flour, flax, etc. going on. I once bought a package of said cookies and jotted down the ingredient list with a plan to try to recreate them at home. However, the ingredient list was long, and trying to figure out the quantities of each ingredient just made my brain hurt. I hate math.

Cosmic Cookies | Once Upon a Recipe

My plans of creating these cookies at home fell by the wayside. I stopped purchasing them from the store because they ain’t cheap. My dreams died a little. Sad story, eh?

Cosmic Cookies | Once Upon a Recipe   Cosmic Cookies | Once Upon a Recipe

But then, something straight-up magical happened. A couple of weeks ago, I was reading the blog of my fellow prairie girl Christal (who writes a fantastic healthy-eating blog, BTW), and she dropped the best bomb ever: PO had released the recipe of their famous cookies! The angels started singing, I started crying tears of joy, and called all of my friends to share the good news. Well, not really, but you can bet your next paycheque that I hightailed it over to the PO website to check out the recipe. And proceeded directly to the grocery store to pick up everything I needed to make these cookies.

Cosmic Cookies | Once Upon a Recipe

I altered the recipe in a few areas, most notably, subbing in coconut oil for canola oil and almond milk for soy milk. The cookies turned out exactly as I’d hoped. I stored the cookies in an airtight container in the freezer and took them out as needed for snacks and lunches. They were especially perfect as pre-CrossFit fuel. PS. More on CrossFit later, as a few people have asked for details. As long as I survive the duration of the class, which is questionable, I will tell you a few tales. But in the meantime, bake up a batch of these cookies to sustain you through your work day/school day/workout/and so on. They truly are “cosmic” – out of this world!

Cosmic Cookies | Once Upon a Recipe

Cosmic Cookies  (adapted from Planet Organic’s Cosmic Cookie recipe)

A delicious and healthy cookie, packed with good-for-you and energizing ingredients. These cookies make a great regular or pre-workout snack. This recipe makes about 24 cookies. Feel free to make the cookies smaller, but remember to adjust the baking time accordingly. 

2 1/4 cups quick cooking oats

2 cups spelt flour

1 cup sunflower seeds

3/4 cup pumpkin seeds (plus extra, for sprinkling on top)

1/2 cup shredded unsweetened coconut

1/4 cup flax seeds

1 cup organic cane sugar

1 TBSP. cinnamon

2 tsp. sea salt

1 cup dark chocolate chips

1 1/2 cups raisins

1/4 cup water

1/4 cup blackstrap molasses

3/4 cup coconut oil, melted

1 cup unsweetened almond milk

1 tsp. vanilla

Preheat the oven to 350°F. Prepare two large baking sheets with parchment paper or a Silpat. In a large bowl, combine the dry ingredients (oats through to raisins). In a separate bowl, mix together the wet ingredients (water through to vanilla). Add the wet mixture to the dry mixture and mix until just combined. Portion the cookie dough using a 1/3 cup measure, and then slightly flatten the cookies prior to baking. Bake for about 24 minutes, or until lightly browned.

Cosmic Cookies | Once Upon a Recipe

Have a wonderful week, friends!


  1. OOo they look chewy but soft. Also *highfive* for hating math.

  2. These look great, I’m loving pumpkin seeds at the moment! Do you think I could substitute spelt flour for normal or wholemeal flour?

  3. I love stories with a happy ending. 😉 But these seriously do look good. Chewy, nutty, everything I like! And now that I made your almond butter chocolate chip cookies, I completely trust you when you post cookies up here. I think we have similar tastes with them. If I ever get all those healthy ingredients around here, I’m making them.

    Also, looking forward to hearing about your crossfit stories! Don’t know how you do it! x

    • Cookie twins! To be honest, I often wonder how I survive each class. But I guess we are all capable of more than we give ourselves credit for. 😉 Stories will come soon!

  4. I’m so happy that your dream cookie became a reality! love it when that kind of thing happens!

  5. I hate math too, but I love a good cookie, plus I love the name of this cookie – spacial delicious cookies!

  6. I am so happy your recipe came from the heavens to your doorstep and you didn’t have to do any math! I love a healthy cookie. They make you feel good and still allow you to have dessert.

  7. I’m such a sucker for a healthy cookie. They’re a great guilt-free snack. I’ve got to try these. Pinned! 🙂

  8. These cookies look so delicious and wholesome! I love all the seeds and nuts in them. <3 I am a firm believe in eating healthy cookies, so I'm definitely pinning this! 🙂
    p.s. I love your blog!

  9. Healthy cookies are what I like to eat for breakfast instead of bland oatmeal. I need to get my butt in gear and make a batch of these.

  10. Oooh I love cookies which I can have as a pre-workout snack, and these look amazing! I’m dying to try your recipe, I’m sure they make a lovely breakfast as well! Have a nice day 😀

  11. My problem with vegan recipes is that they’re often very unpalatable… But this looks really yummy! Need to try it soon!

  12. Mmmm, breakfast cookies.

  13. Simonne Brousseau says:

    Made a batch of these cookies, very good!!!!! Curious as to how many calories per serving?

    • Hi Simonne – I’m glad you enjoyed the cookies! I haven’t done a nutritional break-down of the cookies but other sites tell me that each cookie is about 150 calories.

  14. I skipped the cup of sugar and switched the raisins for cranberries. Soooooo good.


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