Sunday, October 11, 2009
VeganMofo: cookies for the soul
I never kick a cookie out of bed, as long as it's vegan. But there's something extra special about a chocolate chip cookie. I think chocolate chip cookies are like a warm, soft hug. They have the power to soothe, to heal, to... promote tooth decay. Dang, I love a good chocolate chip cookie.
I pretty much try every vegan chocolate chip cookie recipe I come across. My usual go-to recipe is from Dreena Burton's Vive le Vegan. This recipe is fast, and produces a soft, not-too-sweet cookie without the use of margarine. Overall, a solid cookie recipe.
But tonight, I may have found my new favorite in this category. The recipe is the Chocolate Chip Pecan Cookies from 100 Best Vegan Baking Recipes. Taste-wise, these cookies are the shizz. Appearance-wise, they are super adorable. I mean, just look at them!
My only complaint I have about this recipe is that I hate using a whole cup of Earth Balance margarine in one batch of cookies. Believe it or not, and despite how my ass looks in these jeans, I do try to watch how much saturated fat I consume. But, hey. They're cookies, after all. And darn good cookies, if I do say so myself.
Do you have a favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe you care to share with me?