I’ve veganized a lot of cookies in my time, and I’ve got a pretty good idea what works, but this time, I felt like making something that had already been tested. I’ve experimented too much lately. Thus, I turned to Veganomicon, and made a variation on their Chocolate-Chocolate Chip-Walnut Cookies. They are a hit! They turned out exactly as expected, too.
Orange-Chocolate-Chocolate Chip Cookies
2 cups all-purpose flour
2/3 cup cocoa powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
a scant 1/2 teaspoon salt
2/3 cup canola oil
1 1/2 cups sugar
4 teaspoons ground flax seeds
1/2 cup soy milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon Grand Marnier or other orange liqueur (or additional vanilla)
1 tablespoon grated orange rind (from an organic orange, if possible)
3/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
Preheat the oven to 350 F. In a medium bowl, combine flour, cocoa powder, and baking soda. Set aside.
In a large bowl, beat together the oil, sugar, flax seeds, soy milk, vanilla, Grand Marnier, and grated orange rind. Beat until creamy.
Add about 1/3 of the dry ingredients and beat briefly. Add another third, and beat again briefly. Add the remaining dry ingredients and combine with a spoon. Stir in chocolate chips.
Cover 2 baking sheets with parchment paper. Spoon out about 1-1/2 tablespoons of dough and roll into a ball with your hands. Once all of the balls are on the baking sheets, flatten each slightly with the bottom of a drinking glass.
Bake for 10 minutes. The recipe is supposed to make 36 cookies, but I ended up with 27.