A crispy outer crust and gooey center makes these Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookies one of the Best Vegan Cookies of the summer! That means you might need to have one (or two) yourself and show the rest of them off to friends and family at your next summer block party!
Adee and I like to play this game where we take a completely out of context quote and see if the other can guess what favorite movie it comes from. We try to pick the most obscure quote with the fewest words (or guttural noises) as possible to stump the other one.
We like quoting movies. And Looney Tunes. There are so many good lines from Looney Tunes. Please, don’t get me started!
Do you remember the movie A Bug’s Life? One of my favorite quotes from that movie come from a fly in the circus. He says, “I only got 24 hours to live and I ain’t gonna waste it here.”
That’s my motto about food.
I only got so many calories in a day, I ain’t gonna waste them on bad food.
It’s funny to be talking about squandering calories on a post about cookies. Don’t you think?
I do have a point here. I promise.
Umm, wait a minute. What was my point? I got distracted looking at those cookies.
Oh yeah. I like chocolate. I really, really do.
I’ve finally decided If I’ve only got so many calories to spare in a day I want the chocolate I eat to be really, really good. Some “diets” may say to avoid all sugar like it’s a plague or something. I guess that’s fine for some people, but it doesn’t work for me. I think that’s because every time I try to restrict myself so stringently, I usually end up eating the whole batch of cookies myself.
So you know what? The debate is over. I’ll eat the darn cookie. And then if the sky doesn’t fall down as a result, I might even have two. And then I’m happy to share the rest with others. The people I love in my life.
Maybe even some of the people I don’t.
Oh, who am I kidding. I love everyone.
Well, maybe not that person who pulled out in front of me on a busy street and nearly gave me a heart attack. I may not even like him very much, but he can still have a cookie. There’s also a person who owes me money for some very time-consuming, high quality work I did. That’s a situation that would make just about anyone annoyed. When someone’s mean like that, it’s tempting to be mean right back. But you know what? I would give her a cookie too. I figure she must have some serious problems in her life. A cookie might help.
In fact, maybe everyone deserves a cookie. At least today.
Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookies
- 1 cup dairy-free margarine, softened
- 1 cup white sugar
- ½ cup brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1/2 cup soy buttermilk (soy milk mixed with 1 teaspoon of apple cider vinegar)
- 1 cup melted chocolate chips
- 2 cups all purpose flour
- 1 tablespoon ground flax seed
- 2 tablespoons corn starch
- 1/2 cup cocoa powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 1 cup chopped walnuts (optional)
- Warm up your oven to 350 F
- In large bowl, beat margarine and sugar until light and fluffy. Add the vanilla and soy buttermilk and stir some more. Finally, add the cup of melted chocolate chips and stir until everything is incorporated like a Fortune 500 company. Set aside.
- In a separate bowl, combine the flour, cocoa, ground flax seed, corn starch, baking soda, and salt.
- When you’re ready, stir the dry ingredient mix into the chocolate mixture and stir like there’s no tomorrow. Once everything’s nice and friendly, then add the chocolate chips and if you’ve got them handy, the walnuts too. Stir this around a bit.
- Tip. I always reserve a few of the chocolate chips because sometimes you get to the bottom of the dough and the chocolate chips are on the scarce side. If you have a few in reserve, you can add them here, so the last few cookies don’t feel so…left out.
- Drop by rounded spoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheets and bake for 8 to 10 minutes, or just until set. Cool slightly on the cookie sheets before transferring to wire racks to cool completely.
Have a cookie, maybe two and then share the love with people who deserve them…and even some who don’t.