Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Being a vegan means not eating or even using products derived from animals. For some it is a health-related choice and for others it is a choice based on principal. Just because someone chooses to be a vegan doesn’t mean they choose to cut all of the guilty little pleasures from their diet. It is possible to find a vegan chocolate chip cookies recipe that replaces the animal-based ingredients with other replacement ingredients that results in a good cookie. Considering that you can still use sugar and chocolate chips, these cookies are delicious and can be enjoyed by “meat eaters” as well as vegans.

*To make your vegan cookies even healthier, use organic flour.

**Egg Replacer is a powdered mix of vegetable starches. These starches replicate the effects of eggs in baked good. This mix can be found in health food stores.

***Look for a good quality chocolate that has no additives. The only ingredients should be cocoa, cocoa butter, sugar, lecithin, and vanilla. Lower quality chocolate may contain milk or milk fat.

Variations and Tips
There are other things that can be used to replace eggs in baked goods like cookies. You can use half of a banana per egg, tapioca starch combined with a little water, or just use 2 tablespoons of water per egg.

You can also replace the 1 cup of non-dairy butter with ¾ cups of canola oil and 2 tablespoons of vanilla soy milk.

Instead of real chocolate chips you can use carob chips or specially made vegan chips to ensure that there are no animal products in the chips you use.

Cookies made without animal products don’t melt down the same as those that contain shortening or butter, but that definitely does not affect the taste or the success of this vegan chocolate chip cookies recipe. Your non-vegan friends will be shocked to learn that these delicious cookies have no eggs or butter in them.


Step by step method

  • Preheat the over to 375.

  • Mix together the flour, salt, and baking soda in a bowl.

  • In a mixer, beat the butter until light.

  • Add the sugars and vanilla and beat until nice and creamy.

  • One at a time mix in the egg replacers, beating after each one.

  • With the mixer on low, slowly add the dry ingredients and beat until a dough forms.

  • Stir in the chocolate chips and the nuts.

  • Drop large tablespoons of dough onto ungreased cookie sheets.

  • Drop large tablespoons of dough onto ungreased cookie sheets.

  • After two minutes, remove from the cookie sheets and cool them on a wire rack.

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The two most important things you should know about me: I’m newly married and I LOVE to cook. I delight in experimenting with new recipes, new cuisines, and new ingredients. I read cookbooks in bed and rarely make the same thing twice. When the urge strikes, I also bake. I strive to cook healthful nutritious food. Sometimes, I end up making…

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