My taste buds are slowly but steadily transforming from “I don’t have much of a sweet tooth” to “I need to quench my sugar craving for the day.” While this is not exactly a good thing, it has, however led me into experimenting a little more in the sugary land, especially with baking. Baking is particularly a little challenging for me, given that we turned lacto-vegetarian and bid our farewell to eggs a while ago. Yes, that means no egg-y cookies, cakes, pies and whatnots for us. Does that also mean perfectly punctured flat cakes and rock hard cookies worthy of throwing at someone you are not particularly fond of? Not really! I can give you a different recipe for that too, but not just yet J
The link I have to Vegweb (Vegan/Vegeratian Recipes) in my Favorites is not just for fun; I have found some seriously good, basic vegan recipes for baked goodies from this awesome repertoire. Well, it goes without saying that I have (with great success) and will continue to tweak the recipes to what works best for me.
I found this awesome chocolate chip cookie recipe from here. When I stumbled upon this and read through the raving reviews with a mouth that wouldn’t close and drooling that wouldn’t stop, I knew I had to give it a shot. Believe me you, no one can tell these are vegan cookies. They taste equally good or better than the Frisbee sized overly sweet, egg-y CC cookies you find at the stores. I sure have tasted those when I didn’t mind eggs too much, only to be greatly disappointed with a mouth full of sugar!
I’ll skip re-typing the recipe here since I closely followed the original one. The only changes I made were:
– Added ½ cup of chopped walnuts
– Added 2 tbsp of extra water for binding the dough well
I did not choose vegan chocolate chips or carob chips but went with a brand that supports fair trade. The blend of cinnamon and vanilla imparts great aroma and flavor to these cookies. Follow the method exactly and you will land up with cookies with an unbelievable taste and texture!
– Learn more about Fair Trade. Support it!
– Eggless baking from fellow blogger: http://srefoodblog.blogspot.com/