Vegetarian Chocolate Chip Cookies
1 ¼ cups of Bob’s Red Mill (Wheat free and Dairy free) All Purpose Baking Flour
1 teaspoon of baking soda
½ teaspoon of fine grain sea salt
½ cup of Earth Balance Butter
1 cup of Sugar in the Raw brown sugar
1 teaspoon of pure vanilla extract
1 cup of carob chips or dark chocolate chips
*Vegetarian substitute Follow Your Heart Vegan Egg or JUST Egg Substitute for 1 egg
**Non vegetarian cookies requires 1 egg
Step 1: Allow one day for your butter to soften naturally. This recipe will not come out the same if you melt the butter.
Step 2: Heat oven to 350 degrees (***For best results, use an air bake pan and parchment paper on top of your air back pan)
Step 3: Use a small bowl and place your grounded flax seeds in the small bowl with the 3 tablespoons of water. Stir gently and set aside.
Step 4: Combine the flour, baking soda, and salt in a large mixing bowl. Use a whisk to blend all ingredients.
Step 5: Add the room-temperature soft Earth Balance butter to the flour mixture and mix well until the batter becomes light and fluffy. If you use a darker brown sugar, your mixture will not be light but continue mixing until the batter is fluffy.
Step 6: Stir the flax seed mixture once more and add the mixture to the mixing bowl. **If you are using an egg, add the egg to the mixture. Stir or blend until the flax seeds are blended well in the cookie batter.
Step 7: Add the carob chips or dark chocolate chips to the batter and gently fold the chips into the batter.
Step 8: Cover the batter with foil or some other top for about 10 to 15 minutes. Use this time to clean up and put items away.
Step 9: Line your air bake pan with parchment paper.
Step 10: Remove batter from the refrigerator and drop a heaping tablespoon (for larger cookies) or a teaspoon (for smaller cookies) onto your parchment paper lined cookie pan. Bake for 12 to 14 minutes or until the cookies are turning brown.
Step 11: Remove cookies from the air bake pan and place cookies on a cooling rack for about 10 minutes. Once the cookies are cool, add them to your favorite cookie tin or jar.