Logan is finishing up his soccer season, Tristan is knee-deep into Little League playoffs, the kids are preparing for final rehearsals for their annual dance recital, and I am busy shuttling them around to all of these things. I am looking forward to lazy summer beach and playground days, trips to the library and museum, and picnics and bike rides in the park; but before the reprieve of summer, there's still so much to do!
I am always looking for a new and easy chocolate dessert recipe. I love cookies in particular because they are easy to transport, package, and eat without too much fuss (if you have a four-year-old who only likes the frosting off of cupcakes, and two boys who don't like frosting at all, you know what I'm talking about). They are perfect for bake sales, teacher's gifts, and cookie jar fillers. And who doesn't like a good chocolate chip cookie? Especially when it's a chocolate chocolate chip cookie, free of dairy, egg, and nuts.
I modified this Chewy Double Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe from food.com to make it egg and dairy free. I feel like it would do well with a gluten-free flour mix, too. Now if you have been really good at watching your diet in the hopes that your tropical vacation in a couple of weeks will include something remotely resembling a bathing suit (ahem...), you might want to forgo baking these cookies. They're incredibly addicting, especially for the chocoholic.
Chewy Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookies-- NO EGG, NO DAIRY, NO NUTS modified from food.com's Chewy Double Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe
1-1/4 cups Earth Balance
2 cups sugar
2 egg equivalent of Ener-G Egg Replacer (1 T. Ener-G plus 4 T. warm water, whisked together in a small bowl)
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 cups flour (or gluten-free flour substitute)
3/4 cup cocoa (I use Ghiradelli Unsweetened Cocoa)
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 cups chocolate chips (I use Trader Joe's Semi-Sweet Chips. Try Enjoy Life mini chips or mega chunks for a variation)
1. Cream together Earth Balance and sugar. Add 2-egg equivalent of Ener-G Egg Replacer and vanilla extract.
2. Stir in cocoa, baking soda, and salt.
3. Add the flour and fold in the chocolate chips.
4. Bake at 350 on parchment lined baking sheet for 8 - 9 minutes.