Tuesday, June 28, 2011
chocolate chip cookies!!
There are a million different chocolate chip cookie recipes out there, but I am particularly fond of this one!
1 cup earth balance buttery sticks (room temperature)
3/4 cup organic unrefined sugar (or maple sugar!)
3/4 cup organic brown sugar (you can use sucanat or palm sugar instead...I always do!)
ener-g egg replacer for 2 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract (singing dog brand is my favourite!)
1 1/4 cups all purpose flour
1 cup whole wheat pastry flour (if you don't have this, you can use all purpose flour exclusively)
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups chocolate chips
(if you want, you can add a cup of nuts)
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. I use Silpats to keep my cookies from sticking to the pan, but you could line the pan with parchment paper if you don't have a silpat.
In a medium bowl, beat the butter and sugars until fluffy. Beat in eggs and vanilla until mixed.
In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Add the dry ingredients to the creamed mixture and beat until mixed, adding the chocolate chips (and nuts if you want) about halfway through mixing.
The dough will likely be very soft. You may want to cover and refrigerate it until somewhat firm (probably 30 mins).
Bake for 10-14 minutes!