Monday, May 15, 2006
Orange You Glad They're Double Chocolate Cookies?
So I never quite know the etiquette of reposting recipes here, but to be kind to those who take the time to make us recipe-books (and to steer clear from being sued), I typically don't repost book-recipes here (unless I'm able to find them on-line somewhere). That being said, today's cookie-recipe was inspired by the Chocolate Thumbprint Cookie recipe from Vegan with a Vengeance but is far enough removed from its original form that I feel alright publishing it here. (If anyone objects--bring it! We will have a full-on cookie war.)
That being said, MOTHER OF GOD did these cookies come out tasty. Squishy and decadently chocolatey with a powerful hint of orange akin to those Flintstones push-up popsicles from my youth.
And as raw-dough consumption goes, this shit is MANNA.
1 c. flour
1/3 c. cocoa
1/4 t. baking soda
1/4 t. salt
2/3 c. sugar
1/3 c. soy milk
1/3 c. canola oil
1 t. vanilla
1/2 t. almond extract
2 t. orange zest
1/4-1/3 c. vegan semi-sweet chocolate chips
Preheat oven at 350. Mix the dry ingredients together in a large bowl. Mix the wet ingredients together in a separate bowl. Add the wet to the dry and mix until fully combined. And the chocolate chips.
On a cookie sheet covered in wax/parchment paper, scoop out heaping tablespoon-sized amounts of dough. This dough is very very sticky, so you will probably have to wet your hands before handling it until they start to gum up and then rewet again, etc. Take the tablespoon-sized dough-goop and smoosh it between your hands until slightly flattened. Place on sheet.
After you've filled the cookie sheet (they expand, so not too close to one another), toss into the oven for 11 minutes.
Once you've taken them out, top with orange-peel for decoration if you so choose. Let sit in the pan for a few minutes and then, leaving cookies on the wax paper, remove to a rack. Let cool all the way before handling them, as they will be super-soft.
Said one satisfied consumer: "not that i want to compliment you. but your smooshy cookie was actually good."