Luckily, my craving for chocolate cookies last week got so intense that I decided it was time to redo my recipe with less baking powder and more chocolate (because why not?). The result was delicious! It is perfectly soft, and a good mixture between intense chocolate flavor and sweetness.
Maybe I'm not such a bad baker after all. :)
- Easy to make (even for terrible bakers like me!)
- Sweet (but not too sweet)
- Chewy and rich (mmm!)
- Pretty (so important)
- Relatively healthy (yeah, it contains flour and sugar, but no butter!)
- Quick (because who wants to wait for cookies?!)
(makes ~20 cookies)
- 1 cup applesauce
- 1/2 cup canola oil
- 1/3 cup vegan-friendly chocolate chips
- 1/3 cup dried cherries
- 1 and 1/2 cups sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon of liquid vanilla extract
- 2 cups flour
- 1 cup cocoa powder
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- Combine the applesauce, oil, vanilla chocolate chips, and dried cherries.
- In a separate bowl, mix together the sugar, vanilla, flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt.
- Combine the wet and dry ingredients and stir until all the powder is combined in the dough.
- Shape the cookies into balls and place them on parchment paper on a baking sheet. Bake for 12 minutes at 350˚F.