It was kind of a crappy, rainy, blah day today, which also happens to be perfect weather for watching “Monty Python and the Holy Grail,” cuddled-up on the couch, or turning on the oven to make cookies. When I asked my Elflings to choose, they emphatically chose cookies. Looks like I’ll be watching “the Holy Grail” tonight, though.
I was inspired to make these particular cookies after reading the “These Chocolate Sugar Cookies are not ‘Bear Aware’” post by the lovely, crafty cook at The Crafty Cook Nook. I’m really terrible at following directions, and only tend to use recipes as guides. Loose guides. Vague guides. At any rate, I followed the recipe as closely as my rebellious, little, black heart would allow, made my substitutions and additions, and arrived at the lovely, little cookies you see above. :0)
You will need the following:Cocoa Sugar Cookies (with or without Confetti) 1 C coconut* oil (or margarine*) 1½ C sugar* (brown works if you don’t have cane) 2 tsp vanilla* extract substitute for 1 egg 1½ C flour* ½ C cocoa* powder 1½ tsp baking powder 1 Tb cornstarch* ½ tsp salt 1 Tb soy* milk (coconut milk, almond milk, hazelnut milk, etc.) Confetti* * = Organic
∴ Preheat oven to 375°F/190°C/Gas Mark 5. Add coconut oil to mixer, and beat until fluffy, Add sugar and beat until combined. Add vanilla and egg substitute. Blend well. In a separate bowl, sift together flour, cocoa, baking powder, cornstarch, and salt. Slowly add to sugar mixture until just blended. Pour in the soy milk to bring together the dough. Add in confetti, if you’re using it. Do not over mix! Drop by teaspoonful, or shape into little walnut-sized balls, onto a cookie sheet. Bake 10-12 minutes, until edges are dry. Let cool before eating. Enjoy!
This first tray of cookies barely had a chance to cool! I was very lucky to have managed a photo before they disappeared.
Here’s Metatron having the very first cookie, from the very first batch, still all warm from the oven. She said they were wonderful. I trust her. ♥