Thursday, January 19, 2006

Recipe Post: Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies


I originally posted this image for my Homestyle Chocolate Chip Cookies in December. These cookies can also be made wheat-free, which is the topic for my cooking segment on today's Erik's Diner podcast.

So, I have posted this recipe for all of you that want to try fabulous cookies that are dairy-free, egg-free, and can also be made wheat-free!

Vive le Vegan!
has many other wheat-free recipes, desserts and otherwise. If you like these cookies, you'll love Vive's Fudgy Brownies, Peanut 'Better' Cookies, Carob-Coconut-Pecan Cookies... and others! I'll post photos of these sweet treats soon!

By the way, if you haven't been tuning in to Erik's weekly podcasts, you're missing out! So, link on over to Vegan.com, and also check out his incredible new book, Meat Market.

26 comments:

Melissa said...

Oh my gosh, those look so good! Why haven't I made these yet???

Its too bad I've sworn off baking for a while! Everytime I do, I say I'll just eat one or two, then end up eating half of them, and that's how I gained weight. So until I get that under control...no more baked goods :(

Maybe I'll make them for other people! They look so moist.

Melissa said...

Oh ya, I made your chickpea ratatouille tonite...yum!

I put a picture of it on my blog for all to see!

Dreena said...

Hi Melissa!

You MUST make them, even have just one or two and share the rest... they freeze great too!

Thanks for the post of the chickpea ratatouille! Your photo looks great too. I LOVE the chickpea ratatouille... other than desserts I think it's my favorite recipe from Vive, and like you say on your blog, the oven does all the work. Thanks for the mention and for your kind and very nice words!!

Now, go be nice to yourself and make some cookies. :)

Danielle D. said...

Dreena,

Have you done any experiments with gluten free flours?

Harmonia said...

I def. needed these YESTERDAY! I was having a bit of a fit! LOL

Melissa said...

I made the cookies! I used spelt just for the heck of it, and they are so good! My sister ate 4 of them, I had one and my boyfriend got the last 5. I gave you major props on my blog again, I can't believe how good they were!

sarchan said...

Been on a baking kick today. So I might just test these out. I can attest to the goodness of the brownies in Vive le Vegan. I made them a few weeks ago to share with everyone at our Habitat for Humanity meeting. I know there's not tofu in them, but a professed tofu-hater who gets suspicious of anything vegan loved them.

Melissa said...

You really should make them, if you're in the kitchen already. The ingredients are simple and they take no time to make!

Dreena said...

Melissa, you're just awesome! Thanks for posting my cookies on your blog (again)! You do more cooking/baking than I do... time for you to write a cookbook! :) I'm really glad you liked them, and many thanks again!!

Hi Danielle... I have done a little baking with non-gluten flours, and the results are okay, but not fantastic (at least so far). Many gluten-free cookies that you can buy contain eggs, just because they help hold the cookies together. Without that gluten, it becomes a bit tricky. Do you have a gluten allergy? Do you bake gluten-free yourself?

Hi Sarchan! Thanks for plug for the Fudgy Brownies. They are absolutely one of my favorite sweets. In fact, I was going to make a batch today, but just got overwhelmed with activities/stuff with the kids... so I plan to make a batch the weekend to post a pic next week! Thanks and welcome!

Someone needs to send some cookies or brownies to Harmonia... :)

Danielle D. said...

Hi Dreena,

Yes, I was diagnosed with a gluten allergy about a year ago. Since then, I have pretty much stopped baking because baking with gluten free flours seems so difficult.

I have successfully made a loaf and scones from The Food Allergy Survival Guide (which includes vegan recipes) and Brown Rice Banana Raisin muffins from La Dolce Vegan.

sarchan said...

Goodness. So, I did end up making these tonight. And the one I sampled was brilliant. They taste so buttery and good. It's nice the recipe only makes a small batch (although the cookies are quite sizeable :)); even still, I froze half of them. The rest are for sharing with the roommate and packing in my lunch. I plan on posting picturestomorrow.

Dreena said...

Thanks Sarchan! They freeze really well too, although ours don't usually make it to the freezer!

Danielle, some of my cookie bars might be the easiest/best to substitute the gluten flours with a rice or millet flour. I plan to post a photo soon for my "Chocolate Hemp Squares". These are really tasty, and because they use cereal crumbs in the base, you could easily use a gluten-free cereal here. If I come up with anything else I'll let you know! Good luck...:)

Danielle D. said...

Thanks Dreena!

Harmonia said...

LOL

Randi said...

Can you point me to your vegan choc. chip cookie recipe, I can't find it anywhere. Thanks!!

Isa said...

I would love to try the vegan chocolate chip cookie recipe as well but I also can't find it anywhere. Help! Thanks

EPITE said...

i agree they look great But where is the recipe??

omar said...

bunch of fat losers. where the /\%@# is the recipe

jeena said...

Mmmm your recipes look delicous!
you have Great blog from Jeena :)


visit jeena's kitchen healthy recipe blog

Anonymous said...

Dreena
I would love to have the recipe for the Vegan Choc Chip cookie from Jan 19, 2006. When I click on the word Vegan Homestyle Choc Chip Cookie I get a recipe for Lemon Herb Tofu. Please Help, I need the cookie recipe
Jan

Anonymous said...

I am also having trouble accessing the chocolate chip cookie recipe. The lemon herb tofu looks scrumptios and I will be making that tomorrow night, however I am dying for this fabulous cookie recipe!!

Anonymous said...

where is the recipe?

Anonymous said...

I also had a problem finding the recipe but this is how I found it: Click on the Homestyle Chocolate Chip Cookies Link above and then click on the January 2006 link under archives. Also, I recommend clicking on the comments link below the recipe for info and substitutions, etc.

Elaina Love said...

Looking for the chocolate chip recipe? Here is the link. Enjoy!!!! I'm gonna make it gluten free anduse coconut oil and Rapadura sugar. Yum!

http://viveleveganrecipes.blogspot.com/2006_01_01_archive.html

Visit my website for raw, vegan dessert recipes and more www.purejoyplanet.com

Anonymous said...

the cookies are DELICIOUS. definitely a gateway food. as others have said, the link to the recipe is wrong. (it takes you to the most recent post.) the recipe was originally posted in january 2006. you can get it from the archives if you do a bit of hunting.

this is the original link: http://viveleveganrecipes.blogspot.com/2006_01_01_archive.html

Gauri Radha गौरी राधा said...

Can never go wrong with vegan chocolate chip cookies :-)