The Alternative Cookie

So, I had a major choc chip cookie craving (a regular feature of my life). Late at night (also a regular feature of my life). So one must bake cookies to cure said craving. However, my cookie recipe uses condensed milk. So far I have had no success whatsoever with any substitutes for what seems the most important ingredient of the recipe, bar the chocolate. This night I had in no condensed milk and instead of trying another substitute which would probably fail on me as per, I decided to turn to Nigella for a good old recipe which I could veganize.
Problem solved. Craving cured.
These cookies come out a little more biscuit like than cookie like, less soft, chewy and gooey and just a little more crisp and crunchy than most cookies – still delicious of course!
Ingredients: Makes 14
125g soft vegan margarine
150g soft brown sugar (I used light brown)
100g caster sugar
2tsp vanilla extract
Egg replacer for 1.5 eggs (flax or powder)
300g plain flour
1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
200-350g vegan choc chips, or chocolate cut into chip sized pieces
  • Preheat the oven to 170C. Line a baking tray with baking parchment if it’s not entirely non-stick.
  • Melt the margarine and let it cool a bit.  Put the brown and white sugars into a bowl, pour the slightly cooled, melted margarine over them and beat together.
  • Beat in the vanilla and the egg replacer until your mixture is light and creamy. Slowly mix in the flour and the bicarb until just blended, then fold in the chocolate chips.
  • Scoop the cookie dough into a quarter-cup measure or a 60ml round ice-cream scoop and drop onto the prepared baking sheet about 8cm apart – don’t squish them down, let them stay in the “balls”, they will spread perfectly when they cook. You will need to make these 2 batches, keeping the bowl of cookie dough in the fridge between batches
  • Bake for 15-17 minutes in the preheated oven, or until the edges are lightly toasted.  Cool on the baking sheet for 5 minutes before transferring to wire racks.

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2 Responses to The Alternative Cookie

    • Poppy says:

      Not that exact recipe but I have made vegan condensed milk before. This recipe was from before I turned vegan and relied on the carnation canned stuff! I love to make coconut milk condensed milk and it works a treat in the cookies in place of dairy condensed milk. Thank you for taking the time to send me the link..and for coming by! Poppy 😀

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