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Thursday, November 21, 2013

Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

How do you make the perfect eggless, dairy free chocolate chip cookie? No trips to the health food store are necessary! You probably already have the ingredients in your house.

You'll want to be extra careful checking labels to assure that there are no dairy ingredients in your recipe. As an example, this recipe calls for non-dairy margarine. Many margarine spreads contain dairy. You'll want to look for a pareve designation. Fleishmann's makes dairy and non-dairy margarine. I buy the unsalted OU pareve sticks.

Pay attention to the details when buying your chocolate chips as well. Checking in the kosher section of your supermarket should yield the desired result. Another option is an allergy friendly brand like Enjoy Life (these chips are not only dairy free but nut and soy free as well).

That's the scoop in terms of ingredients. You'll also want to watch your technique.
I make my cookies in the kitchen aid. First, I add the margarine, oil,sugars, and vanilla and cream them together. After that I add 1 cup of flour. Then, the baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Finally, the rest of the flour.

Form the dough into even balls and drop on a greased pan. Be sure that the cookies are spaced with enough "room to grow". I've found that baking at a lower temperature for a longer time yields "the perfect eggless chocolate chip cookie". 12-13 minutes at 365 produces a cookie that's crispy yet soft.

Dairy Free, Eggless Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe
1 cup sugar
1 cup light brown sugar
2 sticks non-dairy margarine (like Fleishmann's unsalted)
3T canola oil
2tsp vanilla extract
3/4 tsp baking soda
3/4 tsp baking powder
scant pinch of salt
2 3/4 cups flour
1 10 oz bag pareve semisweet baking chips

yield: 3 dozen cookies

Cream sugars, vanilla, oil, and margarine. Once mixture is throughly whipped add 1 cup of flour. Process again till mixture is consistent. Add salt, baking powder, baking soda and remaining flour. Add chocolate chips last (stir them in manually).Form into balls. Drop onto baking pan sprayed with baking spray. Bake at 365 for 13 minutes.

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