Saturday, March 21, 2015

Kat's vegan chocolate chip cookies

Kat loves to bake and she's in the kitchen all the time. At one point we even had a little cookie business she experimented with "Kathleen's Kitchen" today she's headed over to her friend's house for a 17th Birthday get together and even though the invite stated "no gifts" Kat didn't want to show up empty handed. So she decided to make cookies. Her friend is vegan. Normally when I bake I substitute flax seed for the egg but we didn't have any in the house. So we did a search on "vegan egg replacers" and found this list on vegan baking first on the list is flax seed but second is chick pea flour. Seriously. Chickpeas. And yes, we actually had some. On occasion Tim visits the Indian Grocer in Richmond and picks up all kinds of stuff, lentils for dahl, amazing rice, and apparently chick pea flour also called besan flour.

So Kat proceded to make chocolate chip cookies following the regular recipe and substituting coconut oil for butter and chickpea flour for eggs. (1/4 cup chickpea flour + 1/4 cup warm water = 1 egg) She noted that the batter was very moist and thought about adding more flour then decided to cook up 4 cookies and see what happened before she adjusted the recipe.

vegan chocolate chip cookie, vegan cookie, coconut oil, chickpea flour, egg substitute
looks like a chocolate chip cookie

tastes like a chocolate chip cookie... but like it has nuts in it. It does not have nuts in it.
Both taste testers said it tasted just a little bit "healthy" or "wholesome" but overall it was a good cookie.

vegan chocolate chip cookie, vegan cookie, coconut oil, chickpea flour, eggless
all ready for gifting

we found an old cookie tin in the pantry and she wrapped the lid in pretty paper and off she went to celebrate with her 17 year old, vegan, best friend.

Happy Birthday Anna!

It just occurred to me that it is Saturday. I have not participated in a Pink Saturday link up in sometime. I wonder if they are still happening? A quick look at "How Sweet the Sound" blog and yes, yes they are. So I'm joining the pink ladies today:

1 comment:

Ruth W said...

Nice to meet you, and that ooks like a great recipe! I am allergic to dairy,, so that's great! Thanks for your visit!