August 21, 2011

Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies and Catch Up!

I taught my first Yoga class last Monday.  I was nervous as hell!  I'm a yogi, aren't I supposed to be zen and all?  In case I was horrible I made Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies.  If I wasn't able to find my way to their hearts through my teaching then I would find my way to their hearts through their stomachs! Since then, I have taught 5 more classes and I'm feeling more comfortable.  Oh, and the class loved the cookies and my class!  SCORE!

Chocolate Chip Cookies - Vegan

by Deelicious Sweets
Keywords: dessert snack vegan cookie
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup applesauce
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 Tbsp. tapioca flour
  • 12 tsp. pure vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 3/4 cup chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350. Lightly grease two large baking sheets.
Combine sugars, oil, almond milk, and tapioca flour in a mixing bowl. Use a strong fork and mix really well, for about 2 minutes, until the mixture resembles smooth caramel (I used my mixer). There is a chemical reaction when sugar and oil collide, so it's important that you don't get lazy about that step. Mix in the vanilla.
Add 1 cup of the flour, the baking soda, and the salt. Mix in the rest of the flour. Fold in the chocolate chips. The dough will be a little stiff so use your hands to really work the chips in (I used my mixer).
For 3-inch cookies, roll the dough into balls about the size of Ping-Pong balls. Flatten them out in your hands to about 2 1/2 inches. As they cook, they will spread just a bit. Place on a baking sheet and bake for about 8 minutes - no more than 9 until they are just a little browned around the edges. Let cool on a baking sheet for about 5 minutes then transfer to wire rack.
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Adapted from Vegan Cookies Invade Your Cookie Jar

Servings: 1
Calories:  169
Total Fat:  3.3 g
Cholesterol:  2 mg.
Sodium:  164 mg.
Protein:  2.5 g.

 Shoot, now I want cookies!

Now, let's catch up on some awards that I have been graciously given by my fellow foodies!  I love my fellow foodies!  You guys rock!

Thanks to Erin from Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts!

Thanks to Laura from A Healthy Jalapeno!

Thanks to Isablle at Home!
Please take a moment to pay these girls a visit!  Their blogs are rockalicious!!

I'm passing these awards on to: 

My kiddo's went back to school this week!
Luke is in the seventh grade this year!
Natalie is in fifth grade this year and wanted her picture taken in her pj's since she's homeschooled!
Summertime was fun and it's not yet over but sadly my schedule is no longer on summer time.  Therefore, I will be struggling to find a balance between homeschool, blogging and getting my yoga certification!  Please bear with me!


  1. First of all congrats on teaching your class. Of course you're a great teacher. How could you doubt that girl, look at those kiddies of yours. I bet the yoga class loved you, and appreciated those cookies. You rock Yogi!

    Thanks for passing the awards on. I am very grateful to be named. You are not only a yogi but my guru as well. So thanks for being you!

    Love the kids pics. I also love that your daughter is lucky enough to wear p.j.'s to school. I think p.j.'s should be acceptable everywhere!!!

  2. Thanks for the shoutout for the awards! I'm not sure I qualify for the "cute little chef" award, so i'll settle for the blog on fire ;)
    Thanks again!

  3. vegan chocolate chip cookies - i love!!!

  4. Anonymous22.8.11

    Interesting I never used tapioca flour in baking, I am interested to know what does it do with the final result? That cookie looks so yummy!

  5. Wouldn't pretzels be more appropriate for a yoga class ;) ?

  6. Congrats on getting through teaching your first yoga class :) Your children are adorable and these cookies sound fabulous!

  7. Anonymous22.8.11

    Congratulations on your first class! And these vegan cookies sound wonderful, very smart to use applesauce instead of eggs as a binding agent. And thank you for passing the award on to me, I checked out your post for the recipe and ended up with an award, what a great morning this is turning out to be, thanks so much Dee I really appreciate it! I'll be sure to do a post and pass the award on to others. Thanks again and have a wonderful day! =]

  8. This cookie looks awesome!! I can't wait to make them. I've never tried tapioca flour before and am excited about it. Have a wonderful Monday!

  9. Wow, you have me dancing a jig...thanks a million for the shoutout on the awards! Totally awesome.

    Also totally awesome?? These cookies. Yum-o!

  10. Wow! Is that my lilhungryheart?!
    Thanks so Much Dee!
    Hey, so let me get this straight? You're a teacher... a yoga instructor... an amazing cook...? Oh such a cool mum!

  11. @Kim Bee
    You are too sweet! Have I told you I loved you today :)

  12. @Jeff Rasmussen

    Ooops, I didn't think about that one! I guess that's not very manly :)

  13. @Inspired by eRecipeCards
    Where's your spirit! Chocolate make everything better ;)

  14. @PFx
    Sometimes I wear a cape too!

  15. Hey, congrats on becoming a yogi...and some great cookies.

  16. Ha! the pic of your daughter looks like me (I'm home-worked-I mean I work for someone else at home...normally I'd say I work from home, but isn't that what ALL stay at home mom's do too?) anyway...ramble ramble...Thanks for the award...this time I'm going to answer it. I'm so bad and keeping up with awards. not even so bad I'm horrible. But I'm gonna do it.

  17. yoga teacher? awesome! I bet they loved you! I can't wait to try these cookies~

  18. Dee! Congratulations on your many awards! You deserve all of them and more! And thanks so much for thinking of me! I am in awe of YOU! Your cookies look wonderful....your kids are adorable! And now you are teaching yoga?! I wish I lived near you...I'd come to the class just for the cookies! ;- ) It's the time of year when life seems to get busy. Hope you find the balance you need. (Just don't give up blogging!) : )

  19. Anonymous25.8.11

    First of all
    Congratullations on your awards and yoga class..AMAZING!
    You are doing a great job on both..proud of you

    Thank you so much for the awards..I really appreciate your kindness

  20. Congratulations on the awards and the cookies look amazing!!

    Richa @ Hobby And More Food Blog

  21. Yum. I've been looking for a good vegan cookie recipe. Chocolate chip cookies are my all time favorite. Thanks for sharing this recipe. I am definitely going to have to give these a try.


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