Saturday, August 30, 2008

Wishing you a sweet weekend...

I'm SO excited it's the weekend, and an extended one at that so we get to have some wonderful time together as a lil' family! In celebration, Lovebug and I made some cookies yesterday for us to enjoy. She was in the mei tai as close as can be, which we both love! She tried to grab every single thing...However, I was able to avoid all accidents except one with some flaxseed. Oh well. Inspired by Jade, we listened to some Gipsy Kings that had been on our itunes for awhile but for whatever reason hadn't listened to them extensively. It was quite enjoyable though - Lovebug oh so close, cookies, and some good music! We also have some new neighbors across the street so they'll be getting some of these - if we don't eat them all first :).

The original recipe is from the incredible Vegan Planet yet again and they are oh so delicious and thought I'd share (adjusted a couple of the ingredients below).

Chocolate/Carob Chip Cookies - Makes about 36 cookies:

(2) cups - Whole Wheat Pastry Flour (called for all-purpose)
(1/2) tsp - Baking Soda
(1/2) tsp - Salt
(1) cup - Raw Cane Sugar (called for light brown sugar)
(1/4) cup - Agave Nectar (called for maple syrup)
(1/2) cup - Coconut Oil (called for corn oil)
Flax seed egg replacer for (2) eggs - (2) T of ground flaxseed and (6) T of water simmered until consistency of eggs
(1) tsp - Pure Vanilla Extract
(1.5) cups - Vegan Chocolate or Carob Chips (did 1/2 carob, 1/2 chocolate)
(1/2) cup - Chopped Nuts of your choice (omitted these)

1.) Preheat oven to 350. Lightly oil two baking sheets.
2.) In medium bowl, combine first three ingredients.
3.) In large bowl, combine sugar, agave, oil, egg replacer, and vanilla - mix until blended. Add half of dry ingredients and mix until combined. Add remaining dry ingredients and mix. Fold in chocolate/carob chips and nuts (if using). Drop drough by spoonful onto prepared baking sheets, about 2 inches apart.
4.) Bake until golden brown, 15-18 mins.

Hope you have a relaxing, fun weekend and get to enjoy some cookies (or some sort of sweet treat)! Until next time...


Jashley & Grant said...

Mmm...Yum yum. You're making me so hungry by looking at those cookies! I want some!

Jade said...

Bamboleo.... Bambolea! Ummm... I think I'd like to be your neighbor. Hint. Hint.

Hope you had a great weekend!