I like cookies. I especially like chocolate chip cookies, and I had a hankering for cookies tonight but didn’t want to get the ones at the grocery store with 187 ingredients that I couldn’t pronounce. I also needed something to post for Vegan Mofo, and since I ate leftover Alfredo for dinner (OMG so yummmmmm), I needed something quick.
So I used a basic chocolate chip cookie recipe and altered it a bit so it wasn’t so unhealthy (basically reducing the sugar and swapping out the oil for applesauce). The results were both edible and dunkable (in a small glass of almond milk, how else?).
The batter (yummy and vegan, so no worries eating this stuff!)
Into the oven (they spread)
Fresh out of the oven (Wait? How do people do that?).
Ingredients (all ingredients are rough estimates):
3/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
1 cup brown sugar (can be reduced if you’d like)
1.5 tsp vanilla
1/2 cup non-dairy milk
2.5 cup whole wheat pastry flour
1.5 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 – 1.5 cup vegan chocolate chips
Combine the wet ingredients well. Sift in the dry ingredients and mix just enough to combine. Portion out as big as you want (I did a heaping tablespoon and it made about 36 cookies). Bake at 350 degrees F for 12-15 minutes.
It’s still a treat, not to be indulged in every day, but I will still enjoy every bite. And take the rest to work and give away to friends. Laughter, like tasty cookies, are best when shared.