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Recipes We Love: Chocolate Chip Cookies

Author: Seventh Generation

According to some researchers, chocolate can be good for your state of mind. Anecdotally, we know many folks who will swear to this! If you'd like to test this theory on your own, here's a great, easy recipe for chocolate chip cookies. You can make them as organic or as conventional as you'd like, as almost all the ingredients are readily available in both versions. Ingredients

  • 2 1/4-2 1/2 cups organic whole wheat flour (or use any all-purpose flour)
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt (or a bit more if you like saltier cookies)
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 cups (12 ounces) semi-sweet chocolate morsels or an equal amount of chopped chocolate pieces

Directions Preheat oven to 375° F. Mix flour, baking soda, and salt. In a separate, larger bowl mix butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar and vanilla until creamy. Add the eggs one at a time and beat well. Slowly beat in flour mixture. Stir in chocolate. Use a tablespoon to spoon rounded drops onto ungreased baking sheets. (This recipe will make about 60 cookies, and is very easy to cut in half or to double.) Bake for 9 to 12 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from oven and cool. What's your favorite chocolate recipe? photo: timlewisnm


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This is EXACTLY the recipe I use and every time I serve them to someone new they tell me that they're the best chocolate chip cookies they've ever had! The absolute key is that the butter is at room temperature. No cheating and nuking it in the microwave, you have remember to leave the butter out and let it naturally become room temperature.
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Being vegan is not healthy for every person. There are many factors. Not all animal products add to the 'degradation' of the planet, again, many factors in this. We get our meat, eggs and milk locally from small, organic farms, where the animals roam freely. The farm land is beautiful and green. Take it from me, a former vegan, animal products aren't as evil as many vegans think.
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Vasomotor Rhinitis
Chocolate can be good in our state of mind, delicious as well. Thanks for sharing your recipe, I'll try this soon.
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I agree whole - heartedly re the vegan way being best for our fellow living creatures and mom earth. But I much prefer cocoa over carob, so, use dark real chocolate chips, semi-sweet, no milk in them, organic sugar used w/ the fair-trade organic real cocoa beans. Cocoa and Coffee trigger our 'happy hormone' Oxytocin, and they sure do make me happy!:) A mocha every AM!!:) Watch where your sugars are from though please!!:) T, for the Ellies, Whales, all Beings.
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Animal products contribute enormously to degradation of the planet. Definitely make vegan cookies. Go vegan!
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This recipe is taken from, and are called 'Happy Vegan Chocolate chip cookies'! You will need: 2 cups all purpoose flour 2 teaspoons baking powder dash of salt 2-3 tablespoons cinnamon as many carob chips as you'd like! (If you prefer to make this non-vegan, as many chocolate chips as you'd like!) 1 cup turbinado sugar 1/2 cup canola oil 1/4 teaspoon vanilla 1/4 cup water Preheat oven to 350 degrees. First, mix together dry ingredients. Add carob chips (chocolate chips), make a well in the middle, and set aside. In a separate bowl, mix together sugar and oil. Add vanilla and water and mix until combined. Combine the wet with the dry ingredients in the well, then stir until combined. (Don't mix too much!) I use an ice cream scoop, but you can also use a spoon to scoop out some and place on a cookie sheet. Place in oven for 5 minutes on top rack, then rotate 180 degrees and place on bottom rack for 4 minutes and then check them. The cookies are done when they do not look fully done, they will harden up when taken out! Side note: I keep them in my oven for 7 minutes while on the bottom rack, so the time will differ. Enjoy!! :0)