Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Told You So...

Did I say this week was going to take a lot of cookies?

Oh, I meant it.

Keep 'em coming until I say it's safe to switch to salad.

That time has not come yet, nor do I see it coming in the next two days.

Focus on the cookie. Focus on the cookie. Focus on the cookie.

Chocolate Mint Cookies
from The Joy of Vegan Baking

1 1/2 tsp. Ener-G Egg Replacer*
2 Tbsp. warm water
3/4 cup non-dairy butter
1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1/2 tsp. peppermint extract
1 1/2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa
1 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. salt
1 cup non-dairy chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Cream the butter & sugars together by hand or with an electric hand mixer at high speed.

Beat in the egg replacer mixture & the vanilla & peppermint extracts.

In a separate bowl, combine the flour, cocoa, baking soda, & salt. Add this to the butter mixture along with the chocolate chips. Stir until combined, but do not over-stir.

Drop the cookie batter by rounded tablespoons onto a parchment lined cookie sheet.

Bake the cookies for 10 -12 mins., or until the edges begin to harden. Although they might not appear completely done, the cookies will continue to cook after they're removed from the oven.

After removing them from the oven, immediately take the cookies off of the cooking sheet & place them on a wire rack to cool.

Yields: 1 1/2 dozen cookies

Betty's Note:
*You non-vegans can slip in an e-g-g instead of using the egg replacer.

These little gems are good for the upcoming holiday season. Chocolate and Mint. Yum!

I add lots of walnuts to this one.

You can leave the mint flavoring out completely if you don't like mint or if it brings back memories of a wedding reception where, out of nervousness, you ate way too many of the little mints on the table and felt physically ill resulting in photos in which you look stricken and queasy which everyone took as your non-verbal comment on the pairing of the couple who were, really, doomed from the start what with his three past failed marriages and her one-time romantic involvement with one of his ex-wives. Yeah, then you could leave the mint out.

Focus on the cookie.


LoisW said...

Mmmmmmm!! And right when I'm starting to diet and exercise like I should!

Alisa - Frugal Foodie said...

Ooh these sound great! I was completely planning to make mint-chocolate cookies yesterday, but changed my mind and made sweet potato-cinnamon ones. They are vegan too and I blogged about them today.

Thanks for the recipe idea!

Anonymous said...

bb -- the ONLY reason i forgive you for making these cookies whilSt i am away is because, well, hmmm, ok, you have to make them when i get back. do you want me to bring you amish apple butter or a snow globe magnet of the liberty bell or a little betsy ross flag?

Bossy Betty said...

Oh, these were yummy too.

PG--I will trust your fine taste and judgement in the present department. How about a life-sized replica of the Liberty Bell?


Shan said...

Are these cookies following me?!