Baking Tanya Burr's Chocolate Cookies - Vegan Style

Many moons ago, I did a blog post named "Baking Tanya Burr's Chocolate Cookies" which was one and is still one of my most popular posts ever.

It was so fun to do, and very tasty of course, so I thought I would recreate it, but using Vegan alternatives.

I am not Vegan, and it is not something I will dedicate myself to long term, but I am trying to eat more plant based, and less meat. This is just a personal choice, I want to be healthier, and consider what I am eating more. I want to eat more vegetables etc, and I love exploring alternative diets and I think this is a good way to motivate myself to eat cleaner. Like I said, I am not committing to it.

These cookies, originally, are amazing. And the Vegan ones were just as good, and I am not just saying that. You couldn't tell a difference. If you want to, you can follow the original recipe here.

You will need:

75g of cocoa powder (make sure it's pure cocoa powder and not drinking chocolate, the latter contains milk powder)
A dash or two of Soya milk (or any other plant based milk), depending of how dry your mixture seems to be
300g of caster sugar
275g of self raising flour (I used plain and some baking powder but it doesn't matter!)
220g of vitalite (dairy free butter)
A large bar of dark chocolate


Preheat your oven to 200 degrees Celsius.
Cream together your vitalite and sugar in a large mixing bowl. You then want to stir in all your dry ingredients. At this point you want to add your Soya milk if the dough is looking dry. After this, you want to break all your chocolate up into the squares and chuck it in. (And eat a piece or two - of course!) Start using your hands to form a dough, and when it is all combined, you can put in on a surface and separate it into rather large balls, ready for baking. You should make around 10 balls. These cookies come out huge so you could make 20 smaller ones if you desire. Place the balls onto a greased or lined baking tray and bake them in the oven for 11 minutes - ish. Tanya says this is the perfect baking time, however, this time I did mine for around 15 minutes and they were still gooey but held together slightly better. 

 My mum took the above picture for my blog - she wanted me to include it ha ha and I think it's a good one!

I hope you enjoyed this, and let me know if you decide to bake them for yourselves. I took some for my friends to try and they both loved them so much. One asked if I can make some for her birthday, which then made the other chirp up and ask if I can make some for him too. Of course I agreed to both, because then I have the excuse to make some for myself too. :)

Bye for now,
Tamzin xxx


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