You can shoot me now, cuz your going to shake your head at this one. I am not a big chocolate fan (ducks behind a sofa or anything big to protect her). Yep, you did not misread that last sentence. But I live in a home filled with chocolate obsessed folks. So I have to succeed to those I live with. My daughter usually takes care of all the chocolate recipes, but once in a while I feel super-domestic and get a fire under my hiney and cook like the dickens.
As you all may have read, I bought my daughter the book, How it all Vegan! I have been pulling so much from this book that it is scaring me, but my family is in no way complaining. So I dove in and tried chocolate chip cookies, for the better of the family. So here is a recipe from her book of goodies.
3/4 cup dry sweetener
1/2 cup margarine (we still use regular butter)
1/2 cup oil (we used canola)
3 T water
2 t vanilla extract
2 & 1/4 cups flour (we used a combination of hard white and hard red)
1 t baking soda
1/2 t salt
1-1 &1/2 cups chocolate chips (we had chunks in the house so in they went)
Preheat oven to 375 F. In a small bowl, stir together the sweetener, margarine, oil, and vanilla. In a large bowl, mix together the flour, baking soda and salt. Add the margarine mixture and the chocolate chips and mix together well. Scoop spoon-sized portions (we used a tablespoon scoop) onto an unoiled cookie sheet and bake for 8-10 minutes or until edges are browned. Let cool before removing from cookie sheet. Makes 6 large or 12 small cookies. ( we had the small versions)
WOW! There may not be any left for Mr. Cooking Lady when he gets home. Go make these...now!