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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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Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 40 g (1/24 of recipe)

Amount Per Serving
Calories 186
Calories from Fat 79
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 8.8g14%
Saturated Fat 2.9g15%
Cholesterol 3mg1%
Sodium 60mg3%
Total Carbohydrates 24.8g8%
Dietary Fiber 0.8g3%
Sugars 15.6g
Protein 2.1g

Vitamin A 0% • Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 5% • Iron 5%

Nutrition Grade D
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

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I used regular sugar because I didn't have any raw and I took other readers suggestions on short baking time. Also I got chocolate chip happy and put WAY too many in. My 1st batch I did for 7min and it is very hard to judge because they don't change in color and they always seems a little softer then you would want.  So that batch when cooled seemed a looked under cooked.  The 2nd batch I baked for maybe 11min or so and they looked better.  But the 1st batched tasted better - 2nd batched was a little bit dry and crumbly.  Great cookies though! ;)

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I just tried this recipe and am very happy with it -- being new to Vegan-ism, nice to know I can still have a tasty snack or two  :)

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Good... but I was a bit disappointed, considering the superstar status of this recipe on this site.  I have had much better results with the Chocolate Chip Cookies the Way They Should Be recipe.  But I don't rule out the possibility that I did something wrong.

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I haven't tried these yet but I want to!

can you buy carob chips at a health food store? cause our local grocery stores don't carry such things...

KellyKamikaze's picture of them looks heavenly.

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These cookies turned out pretty good for my first batch of vegan chocolate chip cookes, i want to try and find a way to make them chewier :-D

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Hate to be a party pooper but I did not like these at all.  The oil gave them a nasty flavor maybe I should have used soy butter.  My husband likes them but I dont.

What kind of oil did you use?  For cookies I use a nut butter-either peanut, almond or walnut.  It makes a HUGE difference.  Earth Balance sticks are also great in baking.

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Hate to be a party pooper but I did not like these at all.  The oil gave them a nasty flavor maybe I should have used soy butter.  My husband likes them but I dont.

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Yeah these were good! I let them sit overnite and then put then very briefly to reheat in the oven...crispy and goey just like cookies should be.  I used a but of earth balance a little less oil and some applesauce.  They were so filling...next time i'd like to try it with less oil...i can see many combinations.  great recipe!

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These passed the ultimate test....bakesale!!!  These sold for 50 cents each, and were gone within half an hour!  Yum!  I accidently made mine with too much water, but they still came out delicious.

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