Sunday, April 13, 2008

More cookies for indecisive vegans...


*Open up your copy of Joy of Vegan Baking by Colleen Patrick-Goudreau, which you obviously own, being a reader of this blog and all, to the recipe for chocolate chip cookies
*Prepare batter as usual
*Add 1 cup vegan chocolate chips, 2/3 cup dried cranberries, 1/3 cup flaked coconut and the zest of a small/medium orange.
*Roll 1 1/2 - 2 tbs of dough into balls, smooshed slightly
*Bake about 8 minutes
*Enjoy!

Oh, and try to use unsweetened cranberries and coconut if you can get your hands on them (your heath food store will have 'em) and if you can't, reduce your sugar a bit. Also, I used 1/2 AP flour, and 1/2 "white whole wheat" flour from King Arthur Flour which is magical stuff. It bakes like white flour, but is all whole grain goodness. If you wanted to increase the health factor further, sub 1/3 of the vegan margarine for applesauce. I've done it before with nice results, but alas, I was out of it today.

12 comments:

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Ooo cranberries and chocolate chips! I've never thought of that before, so tempting!

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T said...

Oh, that cookbook is SO awesome, and I love the sound of this variation! Cranberries are my fave...

VintageVeganPotter said...

Oooh, these are somewhat similar to the cookies I make during the holidays - oatmeal with cranberries and white chocolate chips...ok, maybe not similar but they both have cranberries in them! They look delicious!

Wheeler's Frozen Dessert said...

Those look delicious! I love cranberries ... plus chocolate chips ... Yum :)

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Hi Jillian,

My name is Shannon and I'm the editorial assistant at Foodbuzz.com. Following up on a recent email invitation to be a part of our newly launched Foodbuzz Featured Publisher program, I just want to reiterate that the Foodbuzz team loves reading your posts and would be very excited to have you become a part of our blogging community. I would love to send you more details about the program, so if you are interested, please email me at Shannon@foodbuzz.com.

Those cookies look amazing.

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Catherine said...

I totally just made cranberry chocolate chip coconut cookies, too! But . . . I went a step further and added peanut butter and oatmeal, also. The orange is an intriguing idea, though!

P.S. I want to eat everything pictured on your blog!! YUM!

bazu said...

that sounds like an awesome idea!

Rach-ums said...

Sounds amazing! I love the chocolate/cranberry combo.

Adagio Breezes said...

omg I love chocolate chip cookies. I have a question: the white whole wheat flour--is that unbleached? I'm wary about putting bleach-food down my throat sometimes, trying to cut that out. thanks!

Jillian of Bitchin' Vegan Kitchen said...

No worries-- it's not bleached chemically- it's just a different kind of wheat that is generally lighter textured and colored.