Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies

Last Monday I decided to go to New York that Thursday to see Simon Amstell (some NSFW bits). Tuesday I bought some ingredients for oreo cheesecake cookies, but Wednesday I found out Simon’d gone vegan a year or two ago, so readjusted and made these Thursday morning before heading to the bus down to NY. TL/DNR: These cookies are vegan and can be made fast.

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • cinnamon, to taste
  • handful vegan chocolate chips (good quality semi-sweet and most dark chocolates should be vegan, check the ingredient list)
  • 1 cup raw sugar
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/4 cup water

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, and chocolate chips. Stir together, then make a well in the center. I never measure the chocolate or cinnamon, just do a few shakes of cinnamon and a big heap of chocolate. It always ends up being the very most chocolate that the dough can handle, but…fine by me!

About that much chocolate…

And a few dashes of cinnamon…

Then make a well.

In a medium bowl, stir the sugar into the oil. Add the vanilla and water and stir to combine.

Pour the liquid mixture into the dry, and stir together until just combined, so you no longer see any dry flour.

If you need a bit more chocolate, add it now! Roll the dough into balls and place on ungreased baking sheets.

I forgot that these cookies don’t spread AT ALL, so there’s not a lot of need to space them out. If you want cookie-shaped cookies, rather than balls, gently flatten each ball with the palm of your hand. Bake 9 minutes, rotating halfway through. It’s ok if they seem slightly underdone, as they firm up while cooling.

Should have flattened them!

Let cool several minutes on the pan, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely. I brought mine to NY, and Simon said it was the first time anyone had ever brought him cookies. Yay!

Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies

From VegWeb.

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • cinnamon, to taste
  • handful vegan chocolate chips
  • 1 cup raw sugar
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/4 cup water

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, and chocolate chips. Stir together, then make a well in the center.

In a medium bowl, stir the sugar into the oil. Add the vanilla and water and stir to combine. Pour the liquid mixture into the dry, and stir together until just combined. Roll the dough into balls and place on ungreased baking sheets. Gently flatten each ball with your palm.

Bake 9 minutes, rotating halfway through. Let cool several minutes on the pan, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely

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About sparecake

My name's Corinne, and I like cake, cookies, and chocolate! Also, non-c-things such as ponies, Star Trek, and biking. I write a food blog and a blog about life, wide open spaces, and museum work. Nice to meet you!
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