Since I'm pregnant I am totally giving in to all the cravings.....on Valentines day we made these and they were winners!
1 cup whole wheat pastry flour 1 cup unbleached white flour 1 cup brown rice flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 cup safflower oil 2/3 cup maple syrup 2 t vanilla extract 1 t fine sea salt
2 cups grain-sweetened, nondairy chocolate or carob chips 1/4 cup maple syrup 2 T safflower oil
Preheat oven to 350 Combine the flours and baking powder in a large mixing bowl In a separate bowl, whisk together the oil, syrup, vanilla extract, and salt Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients, and stir to form a smooth dough If the mixture is too crumbly, add a bit of water, 1 teaspoon at a time, and up to 1 tablespoon more oil until the dough just holds together Roll the dough out to ½” thickness between two sheets of parchment or wax paper Use cookie cutters or a knife to cut the dough into desired shapes Arrange the cookies on the prepared baking sheet Bake for 15-20 minutes or until lightly browned Transfer the cookies to a baking rack to cool completely While the cookies are cooling, combine the chocolate chips, syrup, and oil in the top of a double boiler and place over simmering water If you don’t have a double boiler, place a stainless steel bowl over boiling water and melt the ingredients in it Turn off the heat, cover, and let stand for 5-10 minutes or until the chocolate melts Stir until smooth Dip each cookie halfway into the chocolate sauce, and place on a sheet of wax or parchment paper Chill in the refrigerator until hardened
I am a mom of a wonderful little four year old, an sweet baby, and wife to a thirty one year old. I am inspired by flavors and colors. I hope to change lives by infusing my cooking with love and special touches. We are also very into eating mostly vegan foods and playing with our doggie! I consider myself vegan-ish. I avoid animal products for a few reasons. I care about all beings, and wish for harmony for everyone and everything. I believe that it is more important to focus on what you eat instead of what you shouldn't eat. When it comes down to it, I feel better about myself and my family is thriving as vegan-ish.