Friday, February 13, 2015

My Love of Chocolate - Week 2

Who doesn't love a cookie?  Crispy ones, chewy ones, small or jumbo we all have our favorite.  Mine happen to be chocolate chip. Not just any kind but soft and chewy ones.  Trying to find a chocolate chip that was dairy free and delicious was a feat but alas I found them at Whole Foods.
These chocolate chips are dairy free, all natural and so yummy I can eat them right out of the bag.  One bag and a few other ingredients you probably already have on hand can get you 3 dozen of the dreamiest chocolate chip cookies ever.
Dreamy Chocolate chip Cookies
2 1/4 cups of all purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
2 sticks of earth balance buttery sticks ( room temperature)
1/2 cup of vegan granulated sugar
1 cup of ( packed) light brown sugar 
1 teaspoon sea salt
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
2 eggs worth of Ener-G egg replacer or flax egg
1 package of dairy free Chocolate Dream semi-sweet chips
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  In a small bowl, whish together the flour and baking soda; set aside.  In the bowl of an electric mixer combine the butter and both sugars; beat on medium until light and fluffy.  Reduce speed to low; add the salt, vanilla and egg replacer  Beat until well mixed, about 1 minute.  Add the flour mixture one cup at a time until combined.  Turn off mixer and pour in chocolate chips; using a wooden spoon gently fold in the chips.
Drop heaping tablespoons of the dough 2 inches apart on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or aluminum foil.

Bake until the cookies are golden around the edges about 8 minutes for chewy or 10 minutes for crispy. remove from oven and let cool for 1 to 2 minutes.  Serve warm or let cool completely and store in an air tight container.  They can last for 5-7 days but they won't.