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Happy Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies

What you need: 

2 cups unbleached flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
cinnamon, to taste, optional
handful vegan chocolate or carob chips
1 cup raw sugar (turbinado; sucanat works too, but sucks up a lot of the moisture)
1/2 cup canola or vegetable oil
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 cup water

What you do: 

1. Very important-make sure all ingredients are at room temperature. It will work if they're not at room temp but it works much better if they are. Also while your oven is pre-heating put the cookie sheets you are going to use on top of the oven so they get preheated as well. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
2. In a large bowl, mix together flour, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon. Stir in chips. Make a well in the center and set aside. In a medium size bowl, add together sugar and oil; mix well.
3. Add the vanilla and then add the water; mix well. Add the wet to the well in the dry. Mix it well but be careful not to overwork it. Add more chips if you need to.
4. Spoon onto ungreased cookie sheets. Put them in the oven. Bake for 5 minutes and then flip and rotate the sheets (top to bottom and 180 degree rotation). Bake another 4 minutes and check them. The cookies are done when they seem a little bit softer then you want them to be. They will harden up some as they cool. I usually go in 2 minute increments from here until they get to where I like them.
5. Take them out when they are done and move them to wire cooling racks. If they split or come apart when you try to remove them let them sit on the pan for 2 minutes before transferring them to the racks.
These cookies have come a long way, lots of time and tasting spent on getting them to where they are now. Vegans and non vegans love them. In the words of my 6 year old son:Mom, you're the greatest because you know how to make the best cookies. Enjoy and let me know if you have questions. Sweet travels.

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these cookies were just ok.  I like my cookies at least a bit browned put these were so pale.  I left them in for 15 minutes and they were hard as a rock too, should have left them in the recommended 10 minutes. Could not believe how hard they were after cooling and how pale they still were after 15 minutes.  Not sure if I would make again.  Plenty of other good choc chip cookie recipes. 

I was also put off by the pale-ness of these cookies. It's because there's no brown sugar in them, only white. I too prefer other chocolate chip recipes to this one. Actually, this is my least favorite chocolate chip recipe.

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hiya .. though i read great reviews & greddily proceeded to make these, mine stayed soft, even though i baked them for 10mins at 177C .... what did i do wrong ??? they not only stayed soft after cooling , they remained undone !! as in undercooked ...felt raw to eat !! HELP !!!!!!!!!!!!!!  :'(

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these cookies were just ok.  I like my cookies at least a bit browned put these were so pale.  I left them in for 15 minutes and they were hard as a rock too, should have left them in the recommended 10 minutes. Could not believe how hard they were after cooling and how pale they still were after 15 minutes.  Not sure if I would make again.  Plenty of other good choc chip cookie recipes. 

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i made these and they didn't turn out very well for me. they had a weird texture, didn't grow much, and turned dark brown and bubbly. they were okay tasting but weren't spectacular or anything. my sisters liked them though.

try baking them in a pan like bars and they are much better!!!  Like slightly cooked cookie dough-yum for me!

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i made these and they didn't turn out very well for me. they had a weird texture, didn't grow much, and turned dark brown and bubbly. they were okay tasting but weren't spectacular or anything. my sisters liked them though.

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Delicious! They disappeared quickly.  :D

I made a video using this recipe:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VF1qRSuBQ4o

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this recipe is amazing! i didn't have veg oil so i used soy butter and i added a little bit of peanut butter! Yum!
Very simple to make and delish!

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These are super yummy!!!! I added just a little more flour at the end. So good. Thank you.

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I used just under 2 tsps of cinnamon and either 1 tsp or tbsp (can't remember which) of cocoa to the dough. I used both raw sugar and brown sugar. These alterations made the dough a  golden brown colour and gave it more flavour. I used soy butter instead of oil. Now, I'm never a fan of my own baking and this no exception. However, my boyfriend and people at I'd never met loved them. I would cut down on the cinnamon and use vegan white sugar instead of raw sugar. It didn't dissolve enough for my liking. The mixture was also way too wet. I had to add a lot of extra flour just to get them into balls.

Much more work than I was hoping. I will only make them again because my boyfriend begged me too.

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I actually didn't use chocolate chips, instead I used walnuts and coconut!! YUMMM... next time, I'll use chocolate. I used soy milk instead of water, and added 1/8+ to that. Then I cooked it for about 10 minutes. My mumsie was VERY surprised I didn't use eggs.  :)

Thank you!

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