10 April 2008
when it's april and it's freezing rain outside
I would recommend making extra chocolatey cookies as soon as you get home from work. At least, that's what I would do. I mean, that's what I did. Today, in fact. Yes, chocolate always helps.
Try these (adapted from Martha Stewart)...
1/2 cup all purpose flour
1/2 cup whole wheat pastry flour
1/2 cup unsweetened Dutch-process cocoa powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp cinnamon
8 oz semi-sweet chocolate chips or chunks
8 tbl non-dairy margarine
3/4 cups brown sugar
2 tbl ground flax seeds mixed with 6 tbl water
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
Directions: Preheat oven to 325. In a medium bowl, whisk together flours, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt. Meanwhile, in a double boiler, melt half of the chocolate chips/chunks and the margarine. Transfer melted chocolate/margarine to a large bowl. Add sugar, flax/water mixture, and vanilla. Mix until combined. Slowly add flour/cocoa mixture and mix well. Fold in remaining chocolate chips/chunks. Batter should be a little liquidy, but feel free to add a little bit more flour if you feel like it's not thick enough. Bake cookies until flattened and cracked a bit on top, about 15 minutes. Enjoy with some tea or warm soymilk. Ignore freezing rain outside.
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