Saturday Morning Cookies
September 20, 2008
I meant to bake last night, after work, but I was just pooped from this week and ended up drinking some wine, watching Arrested Development episodes, and falling asleep on the couch.
So upon waking, early this morning, I decided to jump right in and get these cookies going.
I told the Third Street Ravelers that I would be bringing vegan cookies to today’s Philadelphia Knit in Public event. It’s been a little while since I’ve baked vegan goods, so I did a little searching around and found a new recipe on Post Punk Kitchen (best recipe database for all your meatless/dairyless needs), with great reviews, that uses an egg substitute I’ve never tried – ground flax seeds and soy milk. How intriguing!
(Chewy Chocolate Chocolate Chip cookies from Post Punk Kitchen)
Holy smokes! These cookies are perfect! I followed the recipe to a T, even down to the 10 minutes in the oven. The recipe indicates that even though the cookies don’t look done at 10 minutes, they are ready. These cookies are slightly crispy on the bottoms and around the edges and warm and chewy on the inside. For those vegan baking skeptics out there, I gave one to Kasy’s daughter and she said that it tastes delicious and seemed surprised at it’s lack of egg and butter. (I used to be vegan and love vegan cookies and can’t taste a difference ever, usually). I am totally making these again and have decided that this recipe will replace my non-vegan go-to double chocolate chip recipe since these are far, far superior.
And since I can’t just bake cookies in my house and take them to an event, leaving nothing for Kasy, I pulled out my go-to oatmeal chocolate chip recipe and baked up a batch of those. Always delicious. Always a success.
I need to pack up a few of them in an airplane care package, since Kasy is flying out to Interbike tomorrow morning. I’m going to have a whole week by myself. It’s going to be weird being in my house all alone, with the cat. I forsee a lot of late night knitting and guilty pleasure movie watching.