‘Tis the Season for Cookies

6 Dec

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As far as getting things done, this weekend has been the antithesis of productive.  As far as doing things, it’s been fairly productive.  Let me explain:  I have an essay, and outline, and a presentation due by Wednesday of this week.  I haven’t worked on any of these things.

But, I have made a lot of things this weekend.  Saturday morning we made pancakes.  Then, my RA and I went shopping for ingredients to make tamales for our wing dinner.  We also bought a white coconut (un coco blanco) and busted it open for dessert.  And today, I’m continuing my countdown to Christmas with cookies.

These come from Vegan Cookies Invade Your Cookie Jar and are absolutely delicious!

However, one batch of these only makes about 16 cookies.  So, if you’re bringing them to a cookie exchange or Christmas party, you’ll want to at least double the recipe.


  • 1 1/2 c. powdered sugar
  • 1/3 c. granulated sugar
  • 3/4 c. granulated sugar
  • 1/3 c. canola oil
  • 2 tbsp. dark corn syrup
  • 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
  • 1/3 c. nondairy milk
  • 1 tbsp. ground flax seeds
  • 4 oz. (1/4 c.) chocolate chips, melted
  • 1 1/4 c. + 2 tbsp. AP flour
  • 3 tbsp. cocoa powder
  • 3/4 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp. salt

Preheat oven to 325°F.  Line your baking sheets with parchment paper.

Sift the powdered sugar onto a plate (or bowl), and pour the 1/3 c. of granulated sugar into a small bowl.  Set aside.

Combine the sugar, oil, corn syrup, vanilla, nondairy milk, flax seeds, and melted chocolate in a large bowl until smooth.  Sift in the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt and mix until a dough forms.  (Note:  don’t try baking them now – the dough will be difficult to handle and just make you cranky).  Chill for 20 minutes to half an hour.

For each cookie, take a scoop of dough and roll it in the granulated sugar.   Then roll in the powdered sugar.  Place the dough at least 2 inches apart on your baking sheet, and bake for 14 minutes until the cookies are puffed and cracks have formed on the surface.


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