Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Nomnom COokies!!!!

While ice and snow blanket the midwest and the eastern part of our country, Egypt continues to stand in the light of the world's news services; and February begins, reminding me of my neglect in contributing into the blogosphere. Thanks to Ling for reminding me to just start writing. Training for the upcoming 2700 mile jaunt on the PCT proceeds, and Jacob and I continue to plan for our inevitable uprooting. April 19th hasn't felt so near. As I've been a bit MIA for the start of 2011, I'll begin with an awesome chocolate chip cookie recipe. A non-vegan friend gave her stamp of approval-so perhaps a future business endeavor is in the works?

Ingredients for an awesome vegan chocolate chip cookie worthy of the cookie monster himself:

1 cup vegan margarine
1 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup molasses
2 tsp vanilla
2 1/4 cups all-purpose baking flour, or almond flour for a gluten free cookie
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
1 1/2 cup vegan chocolate chips
1/2 cup pecans or walnuts (I used pecans cause Ling made them available:)
3 tsp egg substitute
4 Tbs warm water
1/2 tsp cinnamon

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F

Combine egg replacer, warm water, sugar +molasses, vanilla, and margarine (at room temp) and mix into a creamy paste
In separate bowl combine dry ingredients. Pour wet into dry and add chocolate chips and nuts. The dough will feel a bit crumbly, but use your hands to work it into small balls and put on a non-stick cookie sheet. Bake for 10-12 min. The cookies won't spread out, and may be hard to tell that they're done, but if you stick a fork into a chocolate chip and its melted, they're fairly well done. Let cool-unless you're like me and can't wait and burn the shit out of your tongue because you're too excited, and go at it like the cookie monster!!!!

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