So I have been doing some “wishing upon a star” lately….. no one star in particular really… just wishing in general. I have soooo many wishes these days. Most of which have to do with time moving just a smidge faster so that I can magically be exactly where I am wanting to be. Also, my life long dream to become famous is becoming stronger and stronger… why? I don’t know but if anyone has any connections give me a hollah!!
Life in general and what the future holds has been on my mind a lot lately, and when I say a lot I mean like ALL THE TIME! By no means is this a bad thing, I just wish I had more answers to it all. Lots of open ended questions: Where am I going with my life? When will I find “The One”? Should I go to Grad school? How am I going to get to California? How long is it going to take until I finally can reach my ultimate goal? ………and the questions continue, but I won’t bore you with my laundry list of “when’s” but you get my drift right?
In particular, after having been single for the past ohh…. almost three years now, I am ready to get back into the dating field. Not to mention the fact that after my 27th birthday this past year, I started getting that “settle down” itch which totally freaked me out!! So needless to say I would very much love to find my prince charming soon! Lol
So with all of that “woe is me” yammering I just did, I shall share with you the amazing Chocolate Chip Cookies I whipped up to settle my nerves and mind this weekend. I tend to hit up the kitchen when my mind is all a flutter, I find it soothes me, calms me down, I become “Zen” 🙂
Amazing Chocolate Chip Cookies
Adapted from Chloe Coscarelli
2 1/4 All purpose flour
1 tsp Baking soda
1 Tbsp Ener-g egg replacer
3/4 tsp Salt
3/4 tsp Cinnamon
1 cup Earth Balance Butter
3/4 cup Vegan Sugar
3/4 cup Brown Sugar
1/4 cup Water
1 Tbsp Vanilla
1 cup Chocolate Chips
Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees
1.) In a medium bowl whisk together the: flour, baking soda, egg replacer, salt, and cinnamon
2.) In a stand mixer (or can use hand mixer):
– Beat the butter for 30 seconds
– Slowly add the sugars in a stream while mixing
3.) In a small bowl mix the water and vanilla together
4.) Once the butter and sugar is mixed, add the water/vanilla mixture while still mixing the butter and sugar
5.) Put stand mixer on “stir” or if using hand mixer put on “low” and add in the flour mixture a 1/2 cup at a time. Make sure that after each addition of flour the mix gets fully incorporated.
6.) Add in the chocolate chips and lightly mix (not too much! but just enough for the chips to get mixed in)
7.) Using a cookie scoop or a tablespoon, scoop dough onto cookie sheet leaving enough room for them to spread.
8.) Using the palm of your hand, flatten the dough a little bit so they look nice and round
9.) Bake for 12-18 minutes (depends on how you like your cookies)
– for super chewy doughy cookies bake for 12, for super crispy bake for 18. – for medium texture use your judgement from 13 to 17 minutes
So I leave you with this one last question…