Vegetarian & Vegan

Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies - Does this recipe sound good?

TrishUntrapped | May 10, 201211:31 AM     6

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.

Much thanks!

Recipe comes from here: http://supervegan.com/blog/entry.php?...

Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies

Dry Stuff

1 1/4 Cup Unbleached All Purpose Flour
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/8 tsp salt

Wet Stuff

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

Other Stuff
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.

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