1/2 cup margarine
1 cup sugar (preferably organic turbinado)
1 teaspoon molasses
1 Ener-G Egg Replacer egg (or equivalent)
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup soy milk
2 cups flour (preferably wheat pastry flour)
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/3 cup cocoa
3 tablespoon ground flax seed (optional--makes it healthy!)
1 1/3 cups chocolate chips (or one small bag)
I've been adapting and refining this recipe for a few years now, and I absolutely love it because its so easy and yummy. Its also high in Omega-3s if you use the ground flax seed! I'd like to experiment with using applesauce instead of Ener-G Replacer but I haven't gotten around to it yet.
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
Combine the wet ingredients together with a spoon (I find it helpful to microwave the butter first to soften/melt it a bit). Note: If you're not using the ground flax seed, use a tiny bit less milk. Stir in the remaining ingredients until a wet, sticky dough forms. Stir in the chocolate chips.
Place medium-sized heaps onto an ungreased baking sheet (I find it usually helps to use two spoons--one to scoop the dough from the bowl, and one to maneuver the dough from the spoon onto the baking sheet). Hide any dough left in the bowl from greedy house mates (its finger-licking good).
Cook for about 12-15 minutes or until the surface is puffy (when touched, the surface won't stick to the spoon or deflate the cookie any). Let cool for 5 -10 minutes, preferably on a cooling rack.