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Old 03-26-2007, 03:55 PM - Thread Starter
 
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I love these cookies -- especially the next day -- they become very soft!

VEGAN CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES

INGREDIENTS:
•2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
•1 teaspoon baking soda
•1 teaspoon salt
•1 cup (2 sticks) shortening, softened (Earth’s Balance or margarine)
•3/4 cup granulated sugar
•3/4 cup packed brown sugar (I prefer dark, but light also works)
•1 teaspoon vanilla extract
•½ cup of blended tofu – this is @ ¼ - ½ of a block of tofu, use soft or silken
•2 cups chocolate chips

DIRECTIONS:

PREHEAT oven to 375° F.

COMBINE flour, baking soda and salt in small bowl.

BEAT shortening, granulated sugar, brown sugar and vanilla extract in large mixer bowl until creamy. (you can use electric mixer or mix by hand)

BLEND tofu until smooth/creamy. Then add to shortening/sugar mixture.

Then, gradually BEAT in flour mixture.

STIR in chips.

DROP by rounded tablespoon onto ungreased baking sheets.

BAKE for 9 to 11 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on baking sheets for 2 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely.
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Old 03-26-2007, 07:32 PM
 
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Thanx - those sound yummy, can't wait to try them!!

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I'm going to the store right now to get the stuff to try them. I'm going to use spelt flour, carob chips and evaporated cane juice instead of the sugar, and just half the amount the recipe calls for. I'll let you know how they turn out!

I'm drooling just thinking about it!
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I am going to do a modifcation too. I was thinkign of using turbinado sugar and carob chips. I LOVE chocolate chip cookies and have been carving some lately!!!

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OMG!! These sound wonderful!!
I am going to try these right away!
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OMG woman, WHY, WHY, WHY???????????? These are the best freaking chocolate chips cookies ever, seriously, they rock my World. And you are right they are better the next day... they make a delicious breakfast treat... My mouth thinks you are a Goddess, my hips hate you.

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Oh my dear HelloKitty -- you've made me happy! (that you like the cookies)! I too "HATE" them -- they are so yummy and I have little self-control with them.
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I tried them with my modifications, they were awesome, too. Oh, I didn't use salt either. I cut the amount of sweetener in half but I still found them plenty sweet so I will reduce it more next time

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These are the best vegan choco chip cookies I've ever made. And I've tried a lot of recipes. I hate you.

Oh, and I used turbinado, too.

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I made them yesterday. A a a a a amazing! These are perfect cookies. The taste and texture were just right. In addition, they browned so perfectly. My husband and I both agree that they are the best chocolate chip cookies we have ever had. And they are VEGAN! I am so psyched about this. After I had my first bite of cookie yesterday I promptly threw my old chocolate chip cookie recipe in the recycling. I also had them for breakfast.

THANKYOU for sharing!

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Bumping this old thread for some awesome cookies! I had these at Leah's house and they were DELICIOUS!

I'm about to go buy some choco chips to make some!

{Why is there no icon for baking cookies?!?}

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Wow, I think I actually have all of the ingredients in my house to make these. I needed a good cookie recipe
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Thanks for the recipe. My boys and I are going to make them today. We love the Vegan w/a Vengeance chocolate chip cookies, but these are getting such great reviews!
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The second batch of these are coming out of the oven now. Sooooo yummy! The dough is awesome too! I love vegan baking, no raw eggs to worry about.
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I just took the first batch out of the oven and they are sooooooooooooo good! I used Earth Balance margarine and a bit less salt since EB margarine has plenty of salt and shortening does not.

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I made these, they are AWESOME! I'd used tofu plenty of time in baking but never in cookies. Thank you so much for the recipe. My husband said they are the best ever too!
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can I use firm tofu? that's all I have.
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Would these work with a gluten free flour? Would I do anything differently with them?

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can I use firm tofu? that's all I have.
It worked with the firm, yummy!
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I am making these right now! So far, even the cookie dough is outrageously delicious! My anti-vegan anything 2 middle kids just tasted it and are ::: begging for more. They have no idea its "vegan"
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Ok, now they are all done and my family has been eating them. Reviews are in and they are very good! I used whole wheat flower bc thats all I had in the house, so it has a little more of a "healthier" flavor, but the kids are still diving in, so its not much of a deterrent.
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Would these work with a gluten free flour? Would I do anything differently with them?
I'm sure you could make them with gluten-free flour. They would be more crumbly than otherwise but that's sort of a given.

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I am so happy every one is loving these cookies ... this is the only recipe I've ever created "from scratch".
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Oh my, I'm craving some sweets lately but didn't want to make something unhealthy, so this recipe comes to a perfect timing! Thank you so much for sharing!!!

-And thank you to you all who commented that the modified version w/sugar sub., carob bits etc. worked out well too!
It can't get any better than that, having healthy cookies, can it?

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I am so happy every one is loving these cookies ... this is the only recipe I've ever created "from scratch".
I hadn't realized this was your creation, its fantastic. Pat yourself on the back! When we cooked them we had doubled the recipe, and they are almost all gone! Definitely a hit!:
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My only suggestion is that if you use Earth Balance, which can be pretty salty, either leave the salt out, or drop it by half.

My first batch which were almost perfect, used only 3/4 tsp of salt with Earth Balance. The second were way too salty and used the required 1 tsp.

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Writing that one down...

Thanks!

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OMG this is great.

I made them yesterday with whole wheat flour and we love it. I got my mom and my DH to eat one before I told them there's tofu in it. While they admit they were good my mom now calls them my posion cookies. My boys just love them though.
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My DH always complains about the 'aftertaste' from soy. The way it can coat your mouth, I guess. He ate a bunch of these cookies and was surprised when a few days later I told him there was tofu in them. He didn't believe me, lol.

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These cookies were great! We made them today. They are soft and chewy, like I feel a choc chip cookie should be. Most of the vegan cookie recipes I've tried over the years are either thin and crispy, or too cake-like, but this was perfect. The vegan choc chip cookie recipe I used to use (now in the trash!) turned out funky if everything wasn't measured *perfectly*. Well, when I made this I think I used too much tofu (didn't bother to measure) and too little flour (I'm pretty sure we lost at least 1/4c to the counter top, due to the vigorous stirring of my cooking helper ), and it still turned out marvelously
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