Thursday, June 22, 2006

Double Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

Well, I brought most of these cookies into the office today and left them in the kitchen. They were gone in a matter of minutes. Definitely not my favorites, but everyone seemed to like them. I didn't mention that they were vegan.

Erin asked for the recipe and perhaps Teddy would like it too, here it is:

Double Chocolate Chip Cookies

3 1/2 cups of all purpose flour (I used 1 1/4 cups of whole wheat + white)
3/4 cup rolled oats
3/4 tsp baking soda
1/2 cup cocoa powder
1 cup sucanat
1/8 tsp salt
1 cup chocolate chips
1/2 cup soy milk
3/4 cup apple sauce
1/2 cup brown rice syrup
1 tbl vanilla extract

Unfortunately, this recipe was given to me and other than ingredients...it is not specific. Last night, I popped everything in the bowl and stirred until thoroughly mixed.

The dough is thick and doesn't spread very much. I tried dropping rounded spoonfuls and I also tried flattening them with a fork. --Both kinds cooked up nicely.

Bake at 350 for 20-25 minutes on greased or parchment sheets. In my oven they were done in about 18 minutes.

9 comments:

Vicki said...

these cookies sound really good ~ chocolate is awesome...double is better! what is succanat?

Jody from VegChic said...

Hey Vicki,

These were supposed to be my fav vegan cookies from this restaurant near my house and I was disappointed to find that they are not similiar at all.

They are still pretty good, though I've got a few other cookies recipes that I prefer.

Succanat is a natural sugar cane. It can be found at Whole Foods or in the natural section of your supermarket. Here is a link for you to read about it and see the package.

http://www.wholesomesweeteners.com/brands/wholesome/Wholesome_Sweeteners_Organic_Fair_Trade_Sucanat.html

Jody from VegChic said...

Trying again for a clickable link...

Sucanat

Megan the Vegan said...

chocolate once, good
chocolate twice, heaven!

Emily said...

Hi Jody- Just wanted to respond to your message on my blog. I am going to a class a the Cambridge School of Culinary Arts. Unfortunately for vegans, I think this class is not regular (as I mentioned, I think it's taught my a visiting teacher and not a regular faculty member), but they do have a couple other vegetarian classes.

Their website is http://cambridgeculinary.com/

t. said...

what about adding some extra moisture to make them less sticky?
I found that my favourite cake recipe was too dense but with a quarter of cup of extr water cooks just perfectly.

KleoPatra said...

More chocolate, yes!!! This looks heavenly. And sucanat is supposedly a great vegan sweetener. Haven't tried it. I do have stevia but haven't used it yet...

Jody from VegChic said...

Thx Emily, I'll be stopping by your bog to see how the classes went!

T - I'm up in the air about trying to fix this recipe. Water would make them spread a little more, but my fav cookies are chewy with a but of crunch to them. I think that would be mean adding some vegan margerine or shortening to them. Maybe I'll have a go at at it.

Megan and Kleopatra - I love chocolate too, but trying to cut down as bit (and exercise more). I've lost 30+ pounds so far and I've got about 30 more to go!

KleoPatra said...

Good for you, Jody! Keep up the hard, good work.