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The Handheld Treat That Exceeds Expectations
If anyone could pull off a vegan, low-sugar yet still sweet, salty and even spicy cookie, it's chef Sam Talbot, whose new book is 100% Real. Talbot, who has Type 1 diabetes, is a pro at swapping high-sugar, high-carb ingredients for healthier ones, and these treats are a terrific example. They include coconut sugar and date sugar in lieu of regular white sugar, and then there's smoky ancho chili powder for a little kick and dark chocolate chips for a deep, rich chocolaty flavor. Fine sea salt, in the batter and on top of each cookie, is the unexpected finishing touch.

Get the recipe: Vegan Chocolate Chip and Salted Chili Cookies