Right around my time of the month I got a serious insane craving for sugar! I decided to try out a vegan chocolate chip cookie recipe from Oh She Glows! They were so absolutely glorioussssssss. Granted they're pretty packed with sugar so I wouldn't call them a health food, but when you want a cookie they're much better for you than hitting up a bakery where they use dairy and eggs. But I couldn't stop just with the cookies so I made a vegan cookie dough blizzard with banana ice cream!
I adapted this recipe as I said above from OSG.
Makes about 12-14 cookies
7 tbsp Earth Balance (Coconut Oil Version is my fave or use a soy-free one)
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 cup cane sugar (or use white)
1 flax egg: (1 tbsp ground flaxed mixed with 3 tbsp water)
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 tsp baking powder ( use this instead of baking soda, which made my didn't make the cookies rise)
1/2 tsp kosher salt
1/2 cup whole wheat pastry flour
3/4 cup spelt flour
1/4 tsp molasses (optional-but the molasses makes the cookies chewy)
1/2 cup dark chocolate chips
1. Preheat oven to 350 and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. In a small bowl, mix together the flax egg and set aside.
2. With an electric mixer or in a stand mixer, beat the Earth Balance until fluffy. Fold in the brown sugar and cane sugar. Then beat in the flax egg.
3. Beat in the rest of the ingredients and fold in the chocolate chips.
4. Place the dough on the cookie sheets. Make sure to leave ample room im between cookies since they really spread out. Bake for 10-12 minutes but watch closely. Allow to cool before eating!
Then to make the banana ice cream just throw in as many frozen bananas as you want to the food processor and add just a splash of non-dairy milk (my favorite is coconut milk).
The first time I made these I put the dough in the food processor and mixed it in very quickly but it diluted the cookie dough-ness too much so I recommend just putting it on top in your bowl and then mix in by hand.
Alternatively you could also make the cookies and then crush them up on top of the banana ice cream or of course eat them yourself.