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)...

Double-Chocolate Vegan Cookies

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.


  1. am cutting this one out for the recipe book.
    so good julia!

  2. Julia,
    I am uploading pictures of the cookies! I thought that maybe you'd like to see them. They were amazing, totally delicious. My mouth waters just remembering the cookies.
    Thank you for sharing the recipe.