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Vegan Double Chocolate Chip Cookies

I was on a mission this weekend to make the most delicious vegan double chocolate cookies ever. I was determined to make my “healthy” cookies taste like they weren’t. I was semi-successful… My first two attempts resulted in failure… the third time… much better! Not all of my baking is vegan… but, if I can make something from more natural ingredients and have it taste just as good… I will. For those who aren’t familiar with my baking philosophy, you can read it here.

To start, I mixed together whole wheat pastry flour, cocoa, salt, & baking soda

In a seperate bowl, I mixed the sugar, canola oil, vanilla, soy milk, & flax meal

Combine the wet ingredients with the dry ingredients, then mix in the chocolate chips.

Drop by HEAPING tablespoon onto ungreased cookie sheet.

Bake in oven preheated to 350 degrees for no more than 10 minutes

Let cookies set in pan for 2 minutes, than carefully place on cooling rack.

This last step is super important… if you leave them in the oven too long or let them sit on the pan too long, they will overbake.

Ingredients

1 3/4 cup whole-wheat pastry flour
3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa
1 teaspoon unsweetened baking soda
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1 cup canola oil
1/2 cup soy milk
2 cups natural sugar (you can just use regular sugar)
4 teaspoons ground flax seed
1 tablespoon vanilla
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

Sift flour, cocoa, baking soda, & salt in a large bowl. In seperate bowl, mix oil, soy milk, sugar, flax meal, & vanilla. Add wet mixture to dry ingredients, mix well. Mix in chocolate chips.

Drop by heaping tablepoon on ungreased cookie sheet ( I use a silpat). Cook at 350 degrees for no more than 10 minutes. Remove cookies immediately, let cook in pan for 2 minutes, carefully transfer to baking sheet.

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Question… have you ever “Veganized” a baked good? If so, what method do you use, and how does your product come out? I’m super interested 🙂

Have a great day!


6 Responses

  1. Jessica @ How Sweet It Is said on October 26, 2009 at 2:51 pm

    OH yum. I don’t know if I’ve ever had a vegan cookie, but this makes me want to try one!!!

  2. sophia said on October 27, 2009 at 2:00 am

    Wow. Vegans really know how NOT to deprive themselves! They look amazing!

    • Estela - Weekly Bite said on October 27, 2009 at 8:44 am

      I know! I’m not vegan… but for some reason, vegan baked goods taste even more rich than the regular stuff!

  3. Holly said on October 27, 2009 at 10:54 pm

    estela…these look fabulous! all flaky and buttery and yummy and vegan! i am definitely going to have to add these on my list of things to make!

  4. Sarah @ The Foodie Diaries said on October 27, 2009 at 11:52 pm

    I’ve never veganized anything–but one of mi amigas just became vegan, is the biggggest chocoholic andddd has a birthday coming up… so i’m thinking i may try these out!

  5. Elisabeth said on November 21, 2009 at 7:10 am

    Are semi-sweet chocolate chips vegan though? I’m finding conflicting information online.