Recipe: Chewy Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies

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I’ve made these cookies many, many, MANY times. 🙂 They are SO incredibly good. Even my dairy-eating friends can’t tell the difference!

Ingredients:

2 Tablespoons golden flax meal

3 Tablespoons water

2 ¼ cups all-purpose flour
¾ teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon cinnamon
¼ teaspoon salt (optional)

1 ¾ sticks of vegan butter or margarine, room temperature
1 ½ cups organic sugar

2 teaspoons brown sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract

1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

Directions:

1) Prepare your flax gel mixture

Preheat your oven to 350F (177C). In a small bowl whisk together the flax meal and the water.

*I buy whole flax, it keeps longer. It can then be ground up in a coffee grinder, or I have my handy, dandy Nutribullet!

Allow it to sit for 10 minutes so the mixture thickens. Line a large cookie sheet with parchment paper.

2) Whisk together the dry ingredients

In a medium mixing bowl whisk together the all-purpose flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt until well incorporated. Set aside.

3) Cream the Vegan Butter and other ingredients

In another medium mixing bowl cream the Vegan Butter and sugar until well mixed. Beat in the flax meal mixture from step 1 followed by the brown sugar and vanilla extract.

4) Mix the vegan cookie dough

Add the flour mixture from Step 2 and mix until just incorporated. The dough will be thicker than traditional non-vegan cookie dough so don’t be afraid to use your hands to mix it together if you need to. Stir in the chocolate chips.

5) Transfer the cookie dough to the sheet and bake to perfection

Form the dough into 1 ½ inch balls. Place them on the cookie sheet so they’re spaced about 2 to 3 inches apart. Bake for 15 minutes, rotating the baking sheets halfway through the baking duration. These cookies will not turn golden as they bake so it’s important to pay attention to the baking time. Cookies will store in an air tight container at room temperature for about one week or in a freezer bag in the freezer for up to six months. This recipe makes about 22 to 24 Chewy Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies.

Source: http://www.veganbaking.net/cookies/chocolate-chip-cookies#.Uk2B5ha50UU; Hats off to Mattie!

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