Thursday, September 29, 2011

Vegan Chocolate Chipper Cookies

I LOVE chocolate chip cookies...I always have, but I don't eat pre-made, processed, conventional ones anymore because of some food allergies and personal ingredient choices. 
After experimenting with many cookie recipes over the last 8-9 years, I feel that this is the best at-home, veganized one so far.
I think that these really tatse like warm, yummy chocolate chip cookies and not like a bad, sad reproduction!
Let me know what you think...
Vegan Chocolate Chipper Cookies
½ cup vegan butter substitute, like Earth Balance
¾ cup organic sugar of choice
2-3 teaspoons of vanilla extract
3 (or more) tablespoons of water
2 cups whole grain flour
½ cup finely ground walnuts
2 teaspoons baking powder
½ teaspoon sea salt
¼ to ½ cup vegan chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350
In a large bowl, blend the butter substitute, sugar, vanilla, and 2 tablespoons of water until well mixed.
Stir in the flour, ground walnuts, baking powder and salt. Keep stirring until it forms together like dough. If it is too dry and crumbly add more water one tablespoon at a time, just until a small piece of the dough will hold together when formed into a little ball.
Form small dough balls and press onto an ungreased cookie sheet. When pressed, cookies should be about ¼” thick.
Bake for about 15 minutes and check. They should hold together but be sure the bottoms are not burning. My batch took a bit longer and I checked them about every 2 minutes.
Let them cool on a wire rack and enjoy!