Friday, October 3, 2008

Chocolate Chip Cookies

2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
Vegan chocolate chips/drops (We just smashed up some Whittakers Dark Ghana and Dark Chunks)
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup canola oil
1 teaspoon vanilla essence
1/4 cup water

Preheat oven to 180°C

Mix flour, baking powder, salt and chocolate in a bowl. Making a valley in the middle. Pretend the chocolate is mini-a-ture cows. Stage a wee farm play. Put it aside for awhile.

In another bowl, mix up the sugar and the oil. Then mix in the vanilla. Then mix in the water. Or if you're lazy like me, ignore the rules and do it all at the same time. Pour the wet stuff into your chocolate cow covered valley. Resume play. Make a big deal over the drowning chocolate cows. Have a moment of silence. Mix, but just enough so it's you know, mixed. Over mixing causes tuff cookies. Maybe that's what you want.

Drop spoonfuls onto whatever it is you're cooking it on. I'd suggest a baking sheet adorned baking tray. By the way, if you're using baking sheets, preheat them along with the oven. I didn't use baking sheets. Infact, I lightly floured the bottom of a roasting tin. I don't even own a baking tray. I like to squish them down with a fork a bit. You don't have to. Maybe you could squish them down with a potato masher. Once you're done fucking around, put them in the oven.

After 5 minutes, flip your tray around. Even baking. Put them back in for another 4 minutes. This will produce a soft, chewy cookie that hardens as it cools. I left mine in for a little bit longer because the original recipe had waaaaaay too much baking powder in it, and my cookies spread like chicken pox at a kindergarten. Remove cookies, put them on a cooling rack to cool. Or a plate, in my case, because I don't own a cooling rack either.

Enjoy your delicious cookies. Make sure you stash some before your flatmates eat them all. Om nom nom.

No photos coz I can't be bothered, but I'm pretty sure you all know what a chocolate chip cookie looks like.


Kate Wilde said...

Love your recipe looking forward to playing with the ingredients.

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