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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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SO HOW'D IT GO?

This is now the only chocolate chip cookie I am interested in making.  I saw a question in the reviews on another recipe before I tried this one, asking if they were better than these Happy Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies.  My question is, why do they care?  These were so good that I have stopped looking. 
The major plus about these is the TEXTURE.  They are so chewy when made just like the recipe says.  I will be using this dough as a base for other cookies I'll make, like ones with vegan white chocolate chips, cranberries, and pecans. 
A+.

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Just tried the recipe and it taste AWESOME!!!!!!! I added walnuts which took it ti the top.

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I love this recipe! I love adding a little cinnamon. and sometimes I'll use brown sugar instead! oh my goodness these are yummy!  :)>>>

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I just had to join this site so that I could write a review on this recipe. I am new to the vegan world and also omitting soy from my diet as well and when I found this recipe I decided to try it out. These cookies are AWESOME! I read a lot of the reviews and most people mentioned that they do not spread and to push them down. Mine most definitely spread and didn't harden at all. These are the best cookies I've ever made, seriously. I think I put a few more chocolate chips than necessary, I just figured I'd dump the whole bag (vegan chocolate chips of course) in but that was a little OD. I'm too excited to play with this recipe, adding nuts and various other things. Thanks so much these are fantastic!!

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Just made these and I'm DELIGHTED! So delicious!! Thanks for posting!! :-)

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amazing recipe! thank you!

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I felt like I had to try this recipe, since it's such a hit on VegWeb. However, I must say, I was a little disappointed. I thought I'd love them, since everyone on here seems to adore them. I followed the recipe exactly, except I used whole wheat flour. But I don't feel like that should've been an issue, since it's the only flour I've used for years. I thought that the cookies sort of tasted like oily flour with chocolate chips. Perhaps they would be much better with Earth Balance, so that's perhaps something to try next time. I don't know, as is I was very unimpressed. Still on the hunt for that perfect chocolate chip cookie.

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I made these over the weekend. Subbed out half the oil for applesauce, white sugar for brown (since it was all I had), and added a very liberal pour of cocoa powder. DELISH. Even my very chocolate-picky friend raved about them. (Actually, blurted out "OMG Allie!" with a mouth still half-full of cookie.)

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I keep telling people of this recipe, and they're always so shocked at how they have all the ingredients lying around the house. Then they make a batch, and are massively pleased and extremely impressed at how easy they are and how tasty they end up being. I've subbed out (for the oil) applesauce, peanut butter, and the cheap margarine, all of which produced excellent results. I've made them as sugar cookies, as a base for oatmeal cookies (stir in some oats and Bob's your uncle!), dried fruit cookies, and every other variation imaginable. Definitely required reading for everyone.

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these cookies were great and i noticed that they actually tasted better after a night in the fridge.

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