Anyone who says that you can't have an amazing, delicious cookie that is not only vegan, but also made with healthier ingredients, needs to eat one of these! I spent a very long time developing this recipe. I wanted it to be perfect. Tweaking it ever so slightly here and there each time I made them, adding this, taking out that, until I had what I thought was the perfect chocolate chip cookie, both in taste and texture. Well, many many batches of cookies later, I am happy to finally be sharing with you my amazing chocolate chip cookie recipe! If you didn't tell someone that these were 100% whole wheat, they wouldn't know. If you didn't tell them that they were void of all animal dairy products thought to be essential in making cookies, they wouldn't know. What you will taste is a cookie that is slightly crispy on the corners, soft in the middle, sweet, and oozing with melted chocolate chips. What could be better than that! To add to this recipe, you can throw in your favorite nut for a little extra crunch! YUM!
Morgan's Amazing Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies
Makes about 16 cookies
What You Need:
1/4 cup + 2 Tbsp Earth Balance whipped Butter
1/4 cup + 2 Tbsp Evaporated Cane Sugar (Trader Joes carries this by the regular sugar. Im sure whole foods does as well)
1/2 tsp. Blackstrap Molasses
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 Tbsp. Arrowroot powder mixed with 1 Tbsp of water and set aside
1/2 cup White Whole Wheat Flour
1/4 cup oats
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp sea salt
1/4 cup vegan chocolate chips
Chopped nuts of choice (optional)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
In a standing mixer or in a bowl, mx the butter, sugar, molasses, sugar, and arrowroot/water mixture until mixed very well.
In a seperate bowl, mix your dry ingredients and add to the wet. Mix until thoroughly combined.
Stir in your chocolate chips and nuts if using.
Using a small cookie scooper (about 1 Tbsp.) place cookie dough on baking sheet, and bake for about 8-10 minutes. Take out and do not touch the cookies until they have cooled for 2 minutes. Then remove from baking sheet and allow to cool fully.
Important Side Note: This dough may seem more "wet" than usual cookie dough to you, but this is how it is supposed to look. Don't be decieved. They will turn out great! Do not add extra flour to the mixture. It will result in a hard crunchy cookie.