Vive Le Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies
I don’t own this book, but checked it out from the library recently & figured I might as well try out the cookies that I’ve heard good things about. The guinea pigs? My co-workers, of course! I doubled the recipe & made huge cookies, since that’s fun to do sometimes. To be honest, I am not too fond of them, mainly because they tasted like oil. Maybe more salt would help? Maybe my canola oil is gross? It’s from Trader Joe’s & I’ve never had problems with its flavor before. Oh well. They turned out absolutely beautiful. My friends at work loved them & appreciated the treats at the end of the work week.
Chocolate Chip Cookies from Vive Le Vegan
2/3 cup maple syrup
1/2 cup, plus 2 tablespoons oil
1/2 cup sugar (I used brown)
1 tablespoon vanilla
1/2 teaspoon molasses
2 cups flour (I used white whole wheat)
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt (I recommend more)
2/3 cup chocolate chips
1/2 cup chopped walnuts (not in original recipe, but nummy)
Preheat oven to 350*F. Whisk wet ingredients together in a large bowl. Add the dry ones, stirring to combine. Drop dough in 1/4-cup blobs onto large cookie sheet. I got 10 cookies out of this batch, 5 on each cookie sheet. Flatten into circles about 1/2-inch thick. Bake for 13-15 minutes, until crinkly & lightly browned. Let cool 5 minutes before removing from sheets.