How to make simple yet ABSOLUTELY delicious choc chip COOKIES! *vegan* | Quarantine baking

If you are new around these parts, hey! I'm Tamzin, I'm almost 20 at the time of writing this and I post things on here about food, mental health, university life, and all things in-between! I am super passionate about all of the above and I often make YouTube videos about them too. You can check out my channel here - YouTube.com/tamzinlena.

Today I thought I would share with you my new favourite recipe that I have created. I have baked cookies and spoke about it previously on this blog, most notably the times I have recreated Tanya Burr's infamous ones. You can check out those blog posts here and here.


These cookies however, I believe are the best of the bunch. After a bit of trail and error, I think I have mastered it. That's not to say that these cookies can not be amended however. I am a big advocate of changing things in recipes to suit your needs and/or resources. I'll elaborate more on this later. For now, here's the basic recipe and method. I prepared mine to a vegan recipe as my mum is vegan and I try and eat as plant-based as possible! (I am veggie!) I made about 16 cookies with this recipe.

If you want to watch me bake these cookies, I filmed myself doing so and you can watch it HERE! (Just click here haha)


YOU WILL NEED:

- 1 cup of softened butter / margarine / vegan spread
- 1 cup of white sugar
- 1 cup of brown sugar
- Egg replacer (equal to 2 eggs, or just, 2 eggs)
- 3 cups of plain flour
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/2 cup maple syrup
- Lots of chocolate (around 2 cups of chips or 2 bars of your fave choc)
- Few dashes of plant milk (or non plant milk, up to you)

OR

- Just use one kind of sugar if you're limited
- Miss out the eggs and the eggs replacer, you'll probs be ok, just make sure you add more of the other liquids?
- Self raising flour and NO baking soda / baking powder
- You probs won't miss the salt, but most people have salt?...
- Golden syrup instead of maple would probably work?

The reason why I am offering these alternative suggestions is because we are in quarantine/lockdown/isolation (whatever you want to call this) and you might not have all of the above on hand. The first list of ingredients is how I have prepared the cookies, and below that is based off past experience. I was brought up improvising when baking. I am no professional but that's the beauty of baking, eh?!

Now for the method...

1) Pre-heat oven to about 200 degrees celsius
2) Cream butter and sugars in a bowl
3) Mix together egg replacer/eggs with maple syrup seperately
4) Combine all of the above
5) Add all dry ingredients to this mix (flour, salt and baking soda / baking powder if you're using it)
6) Fold in chocolate
7) Add milk so that the consistency is pretty moist!
8) Spoon about a spoonful of mixture onto a lined baking sheet
9) Bake in the oven for 10 minutes (they will look undercooked, bring them out and let them set for ultimate gooeyness! If you want them firmer, just bake them for longer!)
10) Enjoy.

I hope you have enjoyed this blog post! Don't forget to check out the video I filmed!

Bye for now,
Tamzin xxx

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