Thursday, March 27, 2008

Garrick's Thin Bakery Style Chocolate Chip Cookies

This is a cookie.

His name is Morris.

Say hello to Morris.

Hello, Morris!

Morris is very tasty, though he was a little bit confusing to bake because some of his directions were slightly vague.

The long and short of it is if you want Morris to turn out DELIGHTFULLY toffee-like, make SURE you let him bake until his edges are a crispy golden-brown. He will FEEL squishy nonetheless, but as long as he looks like his edges are crisped-up, you will be good to go.

If you DON'T cook him until his edges are crisp, he'll just taste like a regular ol' chocolate chip cookie.

But if you obey these orders, you will end up with a pleasantly caramelly-chew-like cookie that will please everyone (except for Morris when he ends up in your tumbly).

  • 2 & 1/4 c. unsifted all purpose flour

  • 1 c. softened (not melted) vegan margarine

  • 3/4 c. sugar

  • 3/4 c. brown sugar

  • 2 T. applesauce

  • 1 t. baking soda

  • 1 t. salt

  • 1-2 t. vanilla extract

  • 9 oz. (a little over a cup) vegan chocolate chips


Preheat oven to 375F. In a small bowl mix together flour, baking soda, and salt. In a large bowl, cream together brown sugar, sugar, vanilla, applesauce and margarine until it has a somewhat smooth texture. Slowly add flour mixture in and mix until smooth and thick. Stir in chocolate chips.

Scoop out dough with a tablespoon and place onto lined baking sheets. The dough should be more like thick batter, and when you spoon it onto the cookie sheet (I use parchment paper) they will already be pretty flat. [I did not find this to be the case, so I was kind of confused. Any which way your dough comes out, just roll with it. It'll be ok.]

Bake for around 7 minutes. They should still look kind of doughy in the center when you take them out, only mind the edges. [IMPORTANT! IMPORTANT! Make SURE the edges are a golden-brown and look sort of crispy. Otherwise you will not get the delightful toffee-like caramel-chew-esque texture.] As you let them cool the middle will solidify more into a toffee-like crispy/chewy texture.

(Recipe from Don't Eat Off the Sidewalk)

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