Saturday, September 24, 2011

Chocolate(er..vegan) Chip Cookies

I ordered a cookbook the other day and it came in the mail two days ago. It's called The Happy Herbivore by Lindsay S. Nixon. Happy indeed! These recipes are low or no fat, super easy and look super yummy! I had to try the Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe today. I didn't have chocolate chips on hand, but I did have some carob chips. I also found out that Ghiradelli chocolate in naturally vegan. I will have to check that out! These cookies passed the kid test and we have to watch for one sneaky little 3 year-old cookie monster!

I did double this recipe. Doubled, it yields about 36 cookies.

    2/3 cup unsweetened applesauce
    1 cup light brown sugar
    2 tsp vanilla extract
    1/2 cup non-dairy milk
    2 cups whole wheat flour
    2 tsp baking powder
    1/2 teaspoon salt
    2 tbsp cornstarch (I found some at Sprouts that is made from GMO FREE corn!)
    a few dashes of cinnamon
    1 cup of vegan chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350 F.
Grease cookie sheet or line with parchment paper
Combine wet ingredients in mixing bowl.
In small bowl whisk flour, baking powder, salt, cornstarch and cinnamon.
Mix in dry ingredients with wet in three batches.
Stir in chocolate chips.
Drop spoonfuls ( I use a cookie scooper) on cookie sheet. Bake 7- 10 minutes

61 calories per cookie, 0.7 g of Fat, 6.2 g of sugar, 1 g of protein