Friday, January 7, 2011

Chocolate chocolate chip-walnut cookies

The third post on this blog and its a chocolate-based dessert/sweet again! You now know that DH and I are certified chocoholics!! Joining us in this delicious obsession is our 16 month-old who loves everything that I bake and especially the chocolaty desserts. What more could I ask for? Anyway, not to worry if chocolate isn't your favorite thing in the world, since I will be posting other recipes soon.
But moving on to this cookie recipe, it is the ultimate choco-lovers' cookie. Its crisp on the outside, thanks to the cocoa and flax seed, and so soft in the center. Its intensely chocolaty and goes well with a glass of cold soy/almond milk, or if you are feeling indulgent, a scoop of vanilla soy ice cream. Heaven!!
The recipe I used is from "Veganomicon" by Isa Moskowitz and Terry Romero. I slightly adapted it to make it a tad healthier. This is a wonderful cookbook with many delicious and versatile recipes. This recipe is pretty simple and is ready from start to finish in about 30 min.

Ingredients (for 36 cookies)
2 and 1/4 cups whole-wheat pastry flour (use all-purpose flour if you don't have this)
2/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
2/3 cup canola oil
1 and 1/4 cup sugar
4 tsp ground flaxseeds
1/2 cup non-dairy milk (I used almond milk)
2 tsp vanilla extract
3/4 cup chocolate chips (vegan)
3/4 cup chopped walnuts

Preheat oven to 350 F and line two baking sheets with silpat/parchment paper. In a large bowl, combine the flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt. In a separate bowl, mix the sugar and oil. Add the flax seeds, non-dairy milk and vanilla extract. Mix well. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredient mixture in batches and mix thoroughly to combine. Mix in the chocolate chips and walnuts. The dough will be quite stiff. Now, take about a tablespoon of the dough and roll it into a ball. Place on cookie sheet and flatten the ball slightly with your hand or a fork. Repeat with the rest of the dough.
Bake for 10-12 min. Remove from oven and cool the cookies in the baking sheet for 5 min before transferring to a cooling rack. Let the cookies cool completely, then transfer them to an air-tight container.


  1. The cookies look very rich, Vidya. Great job. I too have bookmarked a couple of recipes from Veganomicon and Vegan Planet. They are great sources for vegan recipes. You should try VCuisine too.


  2. Thank you for your kind words, Madhuram. Its nice to hear them from such a great blogger! I will try VCuisine...first time I've heard about this book.

  3. Best of luck for starting a new blog. Love all those eggless recipes.

  4. Hi Sensible Vegetarian,

    Thanks for your wishes. Love your blog too, what a great collection of recipes!