Oct 25, 2010

Vegan Chocolate chip cookies

Any vegetarians who are missing those classic homemade chocolate chip cookies, well now you can indulge without the need for the dairy, eggs, white sugar, or even refined flour if you choose. These cookies can even be made whole wheat pastry flour. One other bonus: these are super-easy to make! I am so happy I found this recipe and tried it.

1 cup unbleached all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking powder
1⁄2 tsp baking soda
1⁄4 cup unrefined sugar(powdered)
1⁄4 tsp salt
1⁄3 cup maple syrup
1 – 1 1⁄2 tsp vanilla extract
1⁄4 cup canola oil (a little generous)
1⁄3 cup chocolate chips
·        Preheat oven to 350°.
·        In a bowl, sift in the flour, baking powder, and baking soda. Add the sugar and salt, and stir until well combined.
·        In a separate bowl, combine the maple syrup & vanilla extract, and then stir in the oil until well combined.
·        Add the chocolate chips to the dry mixture and stir.
·        Add the wet mixture to the dry mixture and mix well. (Do not over-mix).
·        Take 1tsp spoonfuls of the batter and make balls and flatten & place on the baking tray.
·         Bake for 11 minutes, or until just golden (if you bake for much longer, they will dry out). Let cool on the sheet for no more than 1 minute, then transfer to a cooling rack.
Makes 9-12 large to average sized cookies
Note: Unbleached all-purpose flour produces a more classic cookie taste and texture, but you can use whole-wheat pastry flour and still get a delicious cookie.

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