Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Dark Chocolate Vegan Cookies = a great destresser

Accidentally/serendipitously made way too many dark chocolate vegan cookies on Sunday. It was the last day of the 19-day fast and I think I forgot what an normal batch of cookies should be. However, this has turned into a huge blessing because taking 2 of these cookies with 80% dark chocolate to work everyday has helped me get through this intensely stressful work week.

My friend Kit posted this recipe on her blog and I'm glad I tried them out. She also has this cool blog called The Hungry Honeymoon which will chronicle her and her husband's hike through the Pacific Crest Trail.

Dark Chocolate Vegan Cookies:
1 cup vegan margarine
1 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup molasses (I used maple syrup)
2 tsp vanilla
2 1/4 cups all-purpose baking flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
1 1/2 cup vegan chocolate chips (I diced up 2 bars of 80% dark chocolate)
3 tsp egg substitute
4 Tbs warm water
1/2 tsp cinnamon

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F
combine egg replacer, warm water, sugar +molasses, vanilla, and margarine (at room temp) and mix into a creamy paste. In separate bowl combine dry ingredients. Pour wet into dry and add chocolate chips and nuts. The dough will feel a bit crumbly, but use your hands to work it into small balls and put on a non-stick cookie sheet. Bake for 10-16 min. The cookies won't spread out, and may be hard to tell that they're done, but if you stick a fork into a chocolate chip and its melted, they're fairly well done.

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