Thursday, August 13, 2009

Perfect Cookie

I take my cookies pretty seriously. While it is hard to have a bad one, some are definitely better than others.


Well, I couldn’t sleep the other night, and without even looking for it, I stumbled upon the simplest vegan cookie recipe I have ever seen. No vegan substitutes, just regular ingredients, that somehow make my perfect cookie.


Now, I know that people have differing opinions on cookies. However, I like mine crunchy. If I wanted something cakey, I would eat cake. I like them light, airy, and crunchy on the outside, with just enough chewiness too. A tall order. To have such perfection come from such a stupidly simple recipe was amazing.


To give credit where credit is due, I didn’t come up with this recipe. You

can find the original here. I’ve read a lot of reviews on it though. Other people have said that theirs didn’t spread at all. Mine definitely did. I suspect because I didn't use raw sugar? I'm not quite s But I like a cookie that spreads. I had been trying to make a cookie spread like this all last weekend.


I only changed the recipe slightly, and made two different cookies.


First, I made some Snicker Doodles


1 cup spelt flour

1 cup whole wheat flour

2 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp salt

1 cup sugar

1/2 cup light oil (I used sunflower)

1 tsp vanilla


2 Tbsp cinnamon

1 Tbsp sugar

Mix the flour, baking powder, and salt. In a separate bowl mix the oil, vanilla, and sugar. Combine wet and dry.


For Snicker Doodles, I took a Tbsp of dough, rolled one side in a mix of 2 Tbsp cinnamon and 1 Tbsp sugar, then flattened them to about 1/4 inch and slapped them on a baking mat. These have plenty of oil in them, so I don’t think you need a baking mat, or even a greased cookie sheet, but my regular baking sheet was in the freezer, and the thing I was using had holes in it...not ideal for cookies.


Bake at 350 for about 12 minutes. It should make about 2 dozen cookies.


Cookie perfection, I’m telling you. Give them a minute to cool before taking them off and just be happy. If you’re as happy as me, maybe you’ll make some more.


I made some more. Second came Tropical Orange cookies. This time I used only spelt flour, used orange extract instead of vanilla, and rolled them in unsweetened coconut prior to flattening.



That’s really all I can say about these. Awesome. Perfect. Go eat some now. That’s all I’ve got. Enjoy.

13 comments:

  1. i've always thought the spreading had to do with the amount of butter (or in this case oil) but i could be wrong.

    ps. meant to say this a while back but forgot - just wanted to make sure you know this is julia vt - i moved my blogging from wounded chef to color me green. hope you'll stop by if you haven't yet!

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  2. Yum! Cookies!!! I wish I didn't hate making them so much because I definitely love eating them! I've never made snickerdoodles. They look fantastic, I think I'll have to try them!

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  3. Mmmm! I agree, I don't know if there can be a BAD cookie, some are just better than others ; )

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  4. Snickerdoodles are the perfect cookie. Yours look TO DIE FOR! Way to get in that kitchen and take names!

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  5. i have all these ingredients and these look incredible!!!

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  6. Mm, I do love a good snickerdoodle... They're like sweet comfort food! I'll have to try your recipe next time I'm craving them. :)

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  7. It's getting closer to that time of year when I start baking like a maniac. 1 more month. I'll put these in the baking lineup for sure!

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  8. I love snickerdoodles - your recipe looks great! I feel the same way about cookies. They should be cookies and not little cakes.

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  9. Yum, they both look great! I am due to send some cookies around to a few people, so I may just have to try out these recipes...

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  10. Seriously, these are the best because you undoubtedly have everything in your kitchen and they take about 5 minutes to put together. Love it!!

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  11. mmm those look so good, i think im making these for my vegan potluck :)

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  12. Those snickerdoodles look awesome. 'Course the last time I made snickerdoodles I ate 10 in one sitting. That made for a not so happy stomach. Oopsies.

    But I totally agree with you, vegan baking that doesn't call for weird substitutions is the way to go. I will definitely try out that recipe asap!

    Thanks!

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  13. Both of those cookies look amazing!!!!!!! Thanks for sharing the recipes!
    -A

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