|Vegan chocolate chip cookies|
|Ready for the oven|
Why not make vegan cookies?But with a glut of homemade applesauce in my refrigerator (so many upstate New York hiking trips) I needed to bake. I figured the applesauce could substitute for eggs. So I decided to go whole hog, as it were, and eliminate the butter, too. I used coconut oil and made vegan chocolate chip cookies that were every bit as decadent as a butter and egg version.
As a bonus, I cleared up some room in the freezer.
Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies
1/2 C coconut oil
1 C sugar
1 C unsweetened applesauce, preferably homemade
2 C flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 C chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 375º F and line baking sheets with silpat.
Cream coconut oil and sugar until light and fluffy. Add the applesauce and mix to incorporate.
In a medium bowl whisk together the flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg. Add to the mixture and mix until just incorporated. Stir in the chocolate chips.
Drop by spoonfuls about 2 inches apart. Bake for 12 minutes or until lightly browned.
Yield: 2 dozen