Chakra Chip Cookies

From Mistress Ginger Cooks!: Everyday Vegan Food for Everyone

Yields 24 cookies.

I am convinced that chocolate chip cookies were put here on earth to uplift and inspire us all so that we may reach new heights of consciousness. They have always been my go-to dessert, which probably explains why I am such an exceptionally evolved soul. Since I eat chocolate chip cookies so often, I wanted to develop my own recipe for the classic cookie that would be simple and wholesome but still capable of setting my metaphysical energy centers ablaze. These Chakra Chip Cookies pass the test with flying colors. They satisfy the sweet tooth and might even inspire world peace. Well, if nothing else, they inspire my inner peace, even if just for a moment.

  • 1 cup whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1¼ teaspoons baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ cup coconut oil
  • ¼ cup light brown sugar, firmly packed
  • ¼ cup maple syrup
  • 1¼ teaspoons vanilla extract
  • ¼ cup nondairy semisweet chocolate chips (heaping!)

If you’re a cookie monster like me, preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly oil a baking sheet or line it with parchment paper.

Mix the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a large bowl.

If the coconut oil has solidified, warm it in a small saucepan over low heat. Once the oil has liquefied, remove it from the heat. Add the brown sugar, maple syrup, and vanilla extract and whisk until well combined. (If the oil is still warm and has made the wet mixture warm, let cool to room temperature before adding to the dry mixture so you don’t melt your chocolate chips before you even get them into the oven.)

Add the wet mixture to the dry mixture. Mix until just combined to make a dough. Fold in the chocolate chips.

Roll the dough into 24 small balls, each about 1 inch in diameter and put on the prepared baking sheet.

Bake for 11 minutes. Let rest on the baking sheet for 2 minutes before transferring to a cooling rack. Cool for at least 5 minutes before eating. I read somewhere, probably in some ancient scripture, that one chakra chip cookie eaten while still warm from the oven is capable of inducing spontaneous enlightenment. I’m going to have to test this theory about a dozen times.

Per 2 cookies: 158 calories, 1 g protein, 7 g fat (5 g sat), 24 g carbohydrates, 111 mg sodium, 53 mg calcium, 1 g fiber

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