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Happy Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies

What you need: 

2 cups unbleached flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
cinnamon, to taste, optional
handful vegan chocolate or carob chips
1 cup raw sugar (turbinado; sucanat works too, but sucks up a lot of the moisture)
1/2 cup canola or vegetable oil
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 cup water

What you do: 

1. Very important-make sure all ingredients are at room temperature. It will work if they're not at room temp but it works much better if they are. Also while your oven is pre-heating put the cookie sheets you are going to use on top of the oven so they get preheated as well. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
2. In a large bowl, mix together flour, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon. Stir in chips. Make a well in the center and set aside. In a medium size bowl, add together sugar and oil; mix well.
3. Add the vanilla and then add the water; mix well. Add the wet to the well in the dry. Mix it well but be careful not to overwork it. Add more chips if you need to.
4. Spoon onto ungreased cookie sheets. Put them in the oven. Bake for 5 minutes and then flip and rotate the sheets (top to bottom and 180 degree rotation). Bake another 4 minutes and check them. The cookies are done when they seem a little bit softer then you want them to be. They will harden up some as they cool. I usually go in 2 minute increments from here until they get to where I like them.
5. Take them out when they are done and move them to wire cooling racks. If they split or come apart when you try to remove them let them sit on the pan for 2 minutes before transferring them to the racks.
These cookies have come a long way, lots of time and tasting spent on getting them to where they are now. Vegans and non vegans love them. In the words of my 6 year old son:Mom, you're the greatest because you know how to make the best cookies. Enjoy and let me know if you have questions. Sweet travels.

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this is the best recipe everrrr. I've made this now more than 10 times. or 200 times. i lost track

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By far the best vegan cookie recipe that I have ever tried. I've tried many variations of this, and one can NEVER go wrong!

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I always bake these in a pan and make bars. I don't know if they spread or not, but they are so good that way-and it takes much less time!
So Lotus, you made them! These were the ones I recognized at a potluck once. :)

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My guess is that the positive reviews are mostly from people who have never made vegan chocolate chip cookies before, and think this is the best you can expect from a vegan cookie. Good vegan chocolate chip cookies are indistinguishable from the traditional home made version.

You must be right.  22 pages of good reviews must have all been written by ignorant, inexperienced bakers.  That sounds logical.  ::)

Mine were delicious.  They spread quite nicely. 

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Instead of raw sugar, I used half white vegan sugar and half brown sugar. The cookies were not very good.

The cookies did not spread out the way chocolate chip cookies usually do. They are a bit better if you make them flat (instead of in balls, as you would typically). My guess is that the positive reviews are mostly from people who have never made vegan chocolate chip cookies before, and think this is the best you can expect from a vegan cookie. Good vegan chocolate chip cookies are indistinguishable from the traditional home made version.

I do really like the addition of cinnamon.

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MAKE.... THESE.... COOKIES.... in all seriousness, one of the BEST cookies I have ever had for sheer simplicity of both preparation and form.  Light, fluffy... does not ooze all over your mouth in a slippery, buttery mess (and although some might look at this as a positive, I am not one to do so!).

My mother, a die hard omnivore, said she could not note any distinct difference in the batch I made other than they had fewer chocolate chips than she liked... and when I told her they were vegan, she was basically speechless; if I can get my mother to concede to the virtues of vegan baking, anyone can do it!

MAKE THESE COOKIES!

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I already reviewed this recipe but thought I would add my photo in which I split the dough between the chocolate chip cookies and some raspberry jam thumbprint cookies.  They're wonderful that way aka as  jam dots!

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I love these pics! I want to make these cookies so so bad but I am trying to find vegan choc chips, if I don't find them this week then I am going to make 'chocolate chunks' lol =)
:) I am so excited I am going to make every non vegan person int he world savor it!

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Brewster

You must have overcooked them, and for me I use tiny vegan chocolate chips. I'm sorry they didn't come out nice for you you should try again. I just made them again last night, overcooked the first batch somehow, they were terrible, the second batch came out perfect.

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I don't think they're as great as everyone says.  Too dry and I used larger vegan choc chips-so it was all chip and no cookie.  I guess they aren't like my momma used to make. ???

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