Triangle Doula Collective
In honor of National Cookie Day we thought we would share a faorite recipe with you. You don't have to be vegan to enjoy these chewy chocolate treat. Isa Chandra's Chewy Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookies recipe is divine! We always make them big like the size of a cookie in a coffee shop bakery case. They come out extra chewy that way. ENJOY!
Chewy Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookies
This recipe makes 3 dozen.
These are brownie-like and chewy. Be careful not to overbake them, they may seem like they aren’t done after 10 minutes but they are! See the variations for Chewy Chocolate Cherry Cookies and Chocolate Hazelnut (or almond or walnut or whatever) Cookies at the bottom of the directions.
Update: Ryan at Vegblog mentioned that you might want to use a hand blender to mix these instead of your hands. What can I say? We’re punk we don’t need no hand-mixers, but if you want to use one before adding the chips, then go for it (but you will lose punk points).
Baking Sheet, Blender, 2 large bowls, mixing spatula, cookie sheets
3/4 cup canola oil
2 cups sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla
1 tablespoon + 1 teaspoon whole flax seeds
1/2 cup soymilk (or your favorite vegan milk)
2 cups all purp flour
3/4 cup dutch processed cocoa powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350 F.
Grind the flax seeds on high in a blender until they become a powder. Add soymilk and blend for another 30 seconds or so. Set aside.
In a large bowl sift together flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt.
In a seperate large bowl cream together oil and sugar. Add the flax seed/soy milk mixture and mix well. Add the vanilla.
Fold in the dry ingredients in batches. When it starts to get too stiff to mix with a spatula, use your hands until a nice stiff dough forms. Add the chocolate chips and mix with your hands again.
Roll dough into 1 inch balls and flatten into a disc that’s about 1 1/2 inches in diameter. Place on an ungreased cookie sheet about an inch apart.
For chocolate nut cookies, replace 1 teaspoon of the vanilla with a nut extract (almond, walnut, what have you) and replace the chocolate chips with 1 1/2 cups chopped nuts (hazelnuts, almonds or walnuts all are good).
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