Well, Isa and Terry have managed to perfect the art of the vegan chocolate chip cookie. This first recipe in the new Vegan Cookies Invade Your Cookie Jar is awesome. It is easy (dirtying just one bowl = heaven for a dishwasher-less gal like me) and basic. It doesn’t call for molasses like the recipe in VWAV which will keep picky omnivores you serve these to from complaining about the flavor. The texture is absolutely perfect–a thin layer of crisp on the bottom with the rest of the cookie being delightfully chewy. The sole drawback of these bad boys is the 2/3 cup oil required. The dough is extremely greasy. The cookies don’t come out of the oven oily at all, but the raw dough is so friggin slippery it’s scary. Oh well, you don’t go baking chocolate chip cookies when you’re trying to be healthy anyway!
Overall, I am a little underwhelmed by the new cookie book. Most of the recipes either seem boring or unappealing. I think I was hoping for some whoopie pies or some truffles perhaps. There are definitely a lot of unique recipes, but they just don’t exactly sound enticing (tahini lime cookies for example.) Maybe I’m just not as cookie crazy as I thought I was. Regardless, I am definitely eager to try to grapefruit icebox cookie recipe as well as the oreo knock-offs. The purchase of the book was worth it for the chocolate chip cookie recipe alone.
Note: don’t feed chocolate to your dog! Hayley didn’t eat this cookie, she just wanted to admire it from afar.