Cookies make everything better!

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We woke up to snow in the backyard this morning.  That’s life in Southern Ontario.  I needed a boost to get me through this new turn in the weather, so I went hunting online.

I saw a chocolate chip cookie recipe on another blog*, and that got my cookie-antennae a-twitching. My husband brought home TWO Vegan cashew-butter cookies from the health food market last night, but I found them a bit too sweet and they didn’t appeal to my palate. Of course, TWO cookies is also simply not enough, so when I saw the recipe I was motivated to get off my office-chair and head to the kitchen where I made the cookies you see in the photo above.

I call them,

“Kat’s Chocolate Chip Nuggets”

Here’s what’s in them:

1 cup organic plain white flour (unbleached)
1 cup organic whole wheat flour
1/2 cup organic cane sugar
2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. organic cinnamon
1/2 tsp. organic ginger
1/2 tsp. sea salt
1/4 cup organic canola oil
1/4 cup organic applesauce
1 tsp vanilla
1/3 cup organic, non-gmo soy (I had some cappucino-style, so I threw that in)
1 heaping Tbsp. cashew butter
2 Tbsp. of Vegenaise (I figure, if it subs for mayo, and mayo has eggs, then, why not?)
1 cup chocolate chips

I whisked all the dry ingredients together in a large bowl, then whisked the liquid ingredients in a large measuring cup, poured it in and mixed all up with a wooden spoon, then stirred in the chocolate chips and using my hands, blended it all together.

I lined baking sheets with parchment paper, and using an ice-cream scoop, formed fairly large balls and placed them on the sheets – about 6 to a sheet. I pressed down with the tines of a fork.  You could use a little extra baking powder if you want them to spread more.

I baked the cookies at 350 degrees F, for about 12 minutes each time, and then I tossed another baking sheet on a lower rack and baked them a further two minutes (don’t want to burn the bottoms, but the cookies are pretty dense, so the extra time helps).

Easy to make and with all good stuff in them – no animal-ingredients. Yay!

And best of all, you can lick the spoon – it’s totally safe!

 

*I promise, when I find that recipe again, I will give the person, or persons credit.

 

April Snow!

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9 thoughts on “Cookies make everything better!

      • I bet! They look like nice, healthy little breakfast cookies. And with a hot cup of coffee? Mmm…

        I’m crossing my fingers the snow is done. According to our weather forecast we’re supposed to be back in the 60s within the next couple days. Please let it be so! Desperately need to be outdoors!

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