Sunday, February 27, 2011

Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookie Fail

Ever since we acquired this beautiful machine:

... we've been turning out homemade bread, cakes, and cookies like nobody's business.

In an effort to not gain 3400 pounds and maintain our semi-healthful whole foods eating habits, I decided to revise some recipes and try to make them healthier. I've also been toying again with the idea of vegan-izing our life, for health and environmental reasons, and I'm slowly trying to adapt our way of eating to this lifestyle. I usually try to make semi-healthy treats with flaxseed, wheat germ, whole wheat flour, and oatmeal thrown in. But I wanted to eliminate the eggs and dairy, so I made these vegan chocolate chip cookies the other day. And while they weren't AWFUL, they weren't chocolate chip cookies. They were good as long as you drenched them in milk... they were very... thick.

Theodore loved them though and ate several over the next few days (I also halved the sugar to make me feel better, maybe that was why they were bad?) The best thing about these cookies: you can eat the dough.

To compensate and as a Saturday night treat, I made real homemade brownies last night.... mmmm.

Anyone have a good vegan cookie recipe? Or any vegan dessert? I used to make a yummy vegan fudge-y cake thing but I've lost the recipe.


  1. I don't have any dessert recipes, but I have this awesome recipe for lentil soup (minus the noodles in the ingredients) that I think you might like.

    Also, where did you get the kitchen aid mixer?! That's exciting, I want one so bad!

    thats the link to the recipe

  2. I love love love vegan banana cookies. I find that vegan treats often have a chalky taste/texture, but I think the banana helps make cookies more moist and tasteful. Here's a recipe:

    One dilemma I face with vegan baking is butter vs. margarine. Margarine is vegan, but it's awful for you.

  3. I really like this blog that has tons of vegan recipes.

    I supposed I haven't tried a ton of recipes because she uses nuts a lot. We have nut allergies at our house but I enjoy reading the blog anyway.

    Have you tried using flax egg (1 Tbsp ground flax seed mixed with 3 Tbsp water)? I think it works best in quick breads but I haven't used it a ton because we have chickens and a lot of eggs.

  4. I think I could be an excellent vegetarian. But not vegan. I need butter and eggs in my life.

  5. He is loving that beater. It`s so cute. He looks so tall in the snow pictures. I can`t get over how fast he is growing.