rants & recipes

Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookies

Posted by trktos on 20-May-2009

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup Earth Balance
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 tbsp rice syrup or agave nectar
  • 1 tbsp molasses
  • 1 ener-g, prepared
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 3/4 cups unbleached flour
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder or carob powder
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • pinch or two of instant coffee (optional)
  • 1 cup vegan chocolate chips or carob chips
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped walnuts (optional)

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 F.
  2. In large mixing bowl, cream together Earth Balance, sugar, syrup, and molasses.
  3. Add ener-g and vanilla, and mix together until smooth.
  4. In another bowl, mix together flour, cocoa, salt, coffee and baking powder.
  5. Combine dry mix with wet, to form a dough.
  6. Work in chips and nuts.
  7. Form 1″ balls, place on cookie sheets, flatten slightly.
  8. Bake 8 – 12 minutes, cool on cookie sheets for 10 minutes, then move to racks to cool.

Notes:

  • Because they’re dark, these cookies can over-cook easily – you don’t get to see the normal “browning”. Watch them closely.
  • These were a little too sweet for me, especially with agave nectar. Next time, I will slightly decrease the sugar, and maybe increase the cocoa.
  • This forms a stiff dough – I usually break out a latex-free glove for forming the dough by hand without having to add more liquid.
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