Wondering if you can help me. I'm not used to vegan baking and am having tea tomorrow with someone special who is an ethical vegan and I want to provide a tasty homemade treat.
I read through numerous threads on here and on the internet and found a recipe for chocolate chip cookies that sounds good. My one change would be to add a couple tablespoons of applesauce and 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon as some commentators suggested. My problem is I don't have a lot of time to experiment. I am working late tonight and when I get home I need to bake and be done. I won't have time to go shopping and get more ingredients. So this is risky, I know.
Those of you who are experienced with vegan baking, can you let me know what you think and if this recipe, in your opinion, will work.
Recipe comes from here: http://supervegan.com/blog/entry.php?...
Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies
1 1/4 Cup Unbleached All Purpose Flour
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/8 tsp salt
1/2 Cup Brown Sugar
1/4 Cup (White) Vegan Sugar
1 Stick (1/2 Cup) of Soy Butter -Earth Balance
2 TBS of ground flax mixed with 3 TBS of Warm Water -allow to sit for 2 minutes
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 Cup Vegan Chocolate Chips
Preheat your oven to 300 degrees*
Sift your dry stuff. (A) Get all your wet stuff ingredients together. (B) Whisk or mix your wet stuff thoroughly with a spatula. (Do not beat)**. (C) Mix your wet stuff and dry stuff together; (again with a spatula not an electric mixer)** (D) You should have a nice stiff mousse-like dough. (E) Mix in your vegan chocolate chips. (F) Form your cookie dough with wet hands*** and place (with a good amount space between them) on a greased cookie sheet. Bake for 20 – 23 minutes at 300 degrees until golden brown.
* Lower cooking heat allows the cookie to bake even evenly and stay chewy.
** Electric mixer makes the dough too fluffy, mixing by hand allows for the right consistency to achieve the proper balance in your end result.
*** Forming with your hands ensures a uniform cookie.