Well my class schedule is now official and I couldn’t be more excited about what I’m taking. Lots of literature, dance and art- what could be better? It will be incredibly busy… but I’ll figure out a way to handle it. In fact, you know what the best way to handle stress is? Bake cookies. Especially chocolate cookies. Take my word for it, it’s incredibly therapeutic.
My friend and I were just going to make plain chocolate chip cookies, but when we found cocoa powder in the pantry, we decided the more chocolate the better. They ended up delicious and had a great, crumbly-on-the-outside and chewy-on-the-inside texture.
Double Chocolate Cookies (adapted from here):
makes about 2 dozen
2 cups unbleached flour
1/2 cup cocoa powder
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
big handful of vegan chocolate chips
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup canola or vegetable oil
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 cup water
1. Preheat oven to 350°
2. In a large bowl, mix together the flour, baking powder, cocoa powder and salt. Stir in chocolate chips.
3. In a medium bowl, combine sugar and oil. Then add the vanilla and water.
4. Add the wet ingredients to the dry and stir until combined (you may need to add a little extra water if dough is too dry).
5. Roll dough into tablespoon-sized balls and place them on an un-greased cookie sheet. Flatten them down a little- they don’t spread much.
6. Bake for about 10-12 minutes. Take them out when they’re still a little soft, as they will harden as they cool.
The weather here has been gross and rainy, but these cookies make the perfect rainy day snack.
Also, while I eat cookies and start studying and everything, I have been revisiting this song and the whole album it’s on. It’s one of my favorites! My friend and I listened to it as we baked these 🙂
Oh and just so my readers know… I’m still not super happy with the theme of my blog. So if stuff keeps changing I apologize and promise I will be content soon!