Make the flax-egg. Mix up 1 TBSP Ground Flaxseed + 2.5 TBSPs water and let it sit.
Combine flour, baking soda and salt in a bowl and set aside.
Put sugar and Earth Balance in a medium to large mixing bowl and cream with the mixer. Take your time here and let it get creamy.
Then add Flax-egg, water and vanilla extract to the mixing bowl. Mix well with the mixer.
Gradually add approximately one-third of the flour mixture in at a time, lightly mixing with mixer or using a spatula and mixing by hand. Do not over-mix.
Fold in Chocolate Chips and other mix-ins like Chopped Nuts or Rice Krispies, if using. You can also instead press the mix-ins into each cookie dough ball before baking, which is what I usually do.
Drop with a spoon, form into two-teaspoon-sized balls, or slice dough off of the log (if you've stored the cookie dough in log form) and place on the pan spaced out, I recommend 12 - 16 per cookies per baking sheet depending on size. If you make bigger cookies you may need to bake them a little longer.
Bake at 350° F for 9 to 11 minutes or until golden brown. Bake time depends on the size of the cookies. Please check cookies to avoid burning or undercooking. See notes below for Sea Level Instructions. Cool on baking sheets for 2 minutes; move to wire racks to cool completely.
Nutrition Information is approximate.Sea Level: If you live at sea level, omit the teaspoon of water. Also, bake at 375 degrees F.Egg-Replacers:
Flax Egg is just ground up Flaxseed or Flaxseed Meal mixed with water, I recommend letting it sit so that it becomes more gel-like. 1 TBSP Ground Flaxseed + 2.5 TBSPs make one Flax Egg.
Neat Egg is ground up Chia Seeds and Garbanzo Beans. I like this product because it doesn't contain any additives or artificial ingredients. 1 TBSP Neat Egg + 2 TBSPs water make one Neat Egg. I also recommend letting this mixture sit so that it becomes more gel-like.
Other egg-replacers probably work fine for this recipe, but the two above are the only ones I've tested.
For Sugar, you can use:
2/3 cup light brown sugar.
1/3 cup white or cane sugar & 1/3 cup brown sugar.
2/3 cup white or cane sugar and add 1/2 - 3/4 teaspoon of molasses when creaming the sugar and Earth Balance. You may need to do this if you need vegan sugar and cannot find vegan light brown sugar. Some sugars are processed with bone and not technically considered vegan. Look for vegan, usually a V in a circle, marked on the label of your sugar to confirm.
Eatin' Dough & Salt: If you are making this to eat as raw dough you may want to reduce the salt a little (by 1/8 or 1/4 teaspoon) or let the dough sit in the fridge overnight before enjoying.www.planttestkitchen.com
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