Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Double Chocolate Chip Cookies

We all know about Babycakes in NY, now also in LA, yes? And needless to say, with all the vegan researching and experimenting, I was sure to come around to it... and Goop (Gwyneth Paltrow's blog) featured a Q&A with founder Erin McKenna! Along with some recipes!

I tweaked it to be vegan, but NOT gluten-free. (One thing at a time people!) Also, halved the recipe.

Double Chocolate Chip Cookies

1/2C Coconut Oil
105g Sugar
44g Applesauce
1/2t Salt
1T Vanilla Extract
3/4C AP Flour (except now that I look at my notes, it might actually be 1-1/4C AP Flour, oops. Go fig.)
11g Flaxseed Meal
1/4C Cocoa Powder
1/2t Baking Soda
1/2C Chocolate Chips

(yields about 6 medium sized, and 1 large cookie)

Preheat oven to 325.
Mix together all wet ingredients. Combine all dry ingredients, then add to wet. Beat well.
Fold in chocolate chips.
Drop onto parchmented baking sheets.
Smoosh down to help spread*. Bake for 9 min, rotate pan and bake for another 5 min. (I added on another 2 min.)
Remove from oven and let stand for 10 min.
Best served warm (hell YEAH they are).

*The cookies didn't spread much other than to the shape I smooshed it down to. Could be the extra flour perhaps?

Another double chocolate chip cookie recipe I messed around with for vegan eats is:

2oz Vegan Butter
3oz Crisco
3/4C Brown Sugar
2 Egg replacer "eggs"
1t Vanilla Extract
1-3/4C AP Flour
1/2t Espresso Powder
1/3C Cocoa Powder
1/2t Baking Soda
1/8t Salt
1/2C Semisweet Chocolate Chips

(yields approx 6 medium and 4 large cookies)

Preheat oven to 350.

Beat butter and crisco with brown sugar. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Then add in flour, espresso powder, cocoa powder, baking soda and salt. Mix together well, then fold in chocolate chips.
Drop onto prepared baking sheets. Smoosh down to spread. Don't smoosh down too smoothly though, or the top of the cookie with be super flat and textureless.

Bake for 10-14 min. Let cool slightly on cookie sheet before transferring to wire racks to cool completely.

These cookies lack the "depth" of the double chocolate chips non-vegans usually get... so I'm still working on this to try and figure it out. Hmmmmmmm.


Reeni said...

Those look yummy - especially the first ones! I'm available for taste testing...

Joie de vivre said...

Thank you, as always, for visiting! Even if these lack the depth, they look amazing and that is half the battle right there right? :)