Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Really really good cookies

I haven't been posting for a while because I really haven't been cooking or baking. Embarrassing to admit as that is. I have been busy with school stuff, and it seems like someone in our house has been sick every week last month.

We have been living off of sandwiches, spaghetti w/jarred sauce, tacos, hot dogs, hashbrown/sausage skillet, and pan fried chicken with Italian dressing for about a month. Boring, but at least all but the hotdogs are homemade. Nothing I think you all probably need the recipe for though. :P

Last weekend, however, I got a bug in my hind quarters to bake cookies. My son is now at an age where he likes to help. So I thought it would be a fun project for us.

I decided to try a new recipe and it was really really good. Definately a keeper.

It is adapted from Vegan with a Vengence

Chocolate Thumprint Cookies

1 1/4 cup all purpose flour
1/3 cup cocoa powder
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/3 cup canola oil
1/3 cup soymilk
1 tsp vanilla extract (I used maple becuase I was out.)
1/2 tsp almond extract
2/3 cup sugar
Jam or Peanut butter

Preheat to 350

1. Sift together flour, cocoa powder, salt and baking soda.

2. In a large bowl mix together all the wet ingredients (except the jam) plus the sugar. Add the dry to the wet and mix well.

3. With damp hands, roll 1 Tbsp of dough into a ball and press between your palms into a disk then place on the cookie sheet. If your batter is still too wet to do this add enough flour so that this can be done.

4. Bake the cookies for 5 minutes and then remove them from the oven.

5. Press your thumb in the middle of each to make an indent (careful, it's a little hot) and place 1/4 tsp of jam or peanut butter into each indentation.

6. Pop them back into the oven for 6 minutes and viola! Let them sit for a few minutes then transfer to a cooling rack.

Do not eat these right away!!! The jam or peanut butter gets really hot! Not that I would tried to eat one straight out of the oven or anything.

The jam ones of these I made tasted like little rasberry brownie bites. The peanut butter ones were also very good.

1 comment:

  1. These cookies were really good and very soft. Thank you for making them for us! I am definitely keeping the recipe. Caetlyn wants to try them with pb in them.