Sunday, March 15, 2009

Sticky Chewy Chocolate Cookies

Hey, all! I’ve gotten a little busy with my sister and nephews in town for Spring Break week. I’ve been cooking and baking quite a bit, and I did make some fabulous cookies. We had them for dinner tonight and everyone – including kids and omnis – went crazy for them! So I want to share the recipe with you.

Sticky Chewy Chocolate Cookies

Makes 20 cookies

These little cookies have a sturdy outside and a wonderful chewy inside. Use your best vegan chocolate for the best flavor – I like Scharffen Berger. They are so good I wish I had made a double batch!

1 T. ground chia seeds
3 T. water
¾ c. AP flour
1 heaping T. cocoa powder
¼ t. baking soda
¼ t. salt
¼ c. white sugar
¾ c. brown sugar
1 T. vanilla extract
1 oz. unsweetened chocolate, melted

Heat oven to 350 degrees. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.

Whisk together the chia seeds and water and set aside. Whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt and set aside.

Put white and brown sugar into the bowl of your stand mixer and mix until combined. Add in vanilla, then chia seed mixture, and mix well for a couple of minutes. Add in flour mixture and mix just until incorporated, then add in melted chocolate and stir through.

Form batter into 1-inch balls (using wet fingertips, if necessary - they are sticky!) and place onto parchment paper about two inches apart.

Bake for 14 minutes, or until cookies are flattened slightly and the tops begin to crack. Let cool on pan a few minutes before placing on rack to cool completely.

Here are the cooled cookies.

And here’s a shot of the inside.

They are really really fantastic and I hope you’ll try my recipe.

On another note, I’m so thrilled to have gotten an invitation to a food blogger event tomorrow night. The invitation read:

Local and national food and wine bloggers will get a chance to eat, drink, mingle and celebrate the vibrant food scene in Central Texas at the first ever Austin360 Food and Wine Blogger Bash, sponsored by Whole Foods Market and the Go Texan program of the Texas Department of Agriculture. Due to space limitations, this is a private party by invitation only.

I’ll try to post later this week to let you know how the party went, plus I’ve got lots of food to share from the weekend, and more planned for this week. Whew!

See you soon!


Bex said...

chia seed recipes keep coming up so I'm just going to have to get them . . . and well, you added chocolate so that's that really.

Andrea said...

Sticky and chewy connected to chocolate and cookie — I'm convinced. These sound great.

Hope you have a great time (and lots of food you can eat!) at the party.

VeggieGirl said...


Enjoy your family time!!

Lisa (Show Me Vegan) said...

I can't wait for your report on the bash!

Ricki said...

Yay for chia in baked goods! I love using it as an egg sub. And those cookies look fantastic!!

Hope you have a wonderful time at the event--how exciting! Will look forward to reading all about it. :)

Katy said...

Can cookies talk? Because those cookies are calling my name!!!

Virginia said...

have fun at the party!! and the cookies look sinfully delicious!

Carrie said...

Those look so delicious!!! And how fun to be invited to a secret blogger party - have fun!

jessy said...

your cookies sound so awesome & they look wonderful! thanks for the recipe - i'm printing it off right now! mmmmmmmmm!

sounds like you've been super busy! have a great time at the food blogger event & keep us posted on all the fun details!

Mihl said...

Thanks for sharing the recipe!

Cafe Cyan said...

Oh my gosh these look fantastic! I just passed the chia seeds at the co-op and debated over buying. Next time I should!

Not Another Omnivore said...

Those cookies look fantastic! I'm definitely saving them so make later. Have fun at your soiree!


allularpunk said...

those cookies sound sinfully delicious! and congrats on the food blogger event invite. it should be so much fun!

Bianca said...

Ah man, I wish my Whole Foods would sponsor a blogger bash! I can think of several Tennessee vegan bloggers that I'd love to meet up with. Man...

Also, your cookies look delightfully chewy!

Kiersten said...

Those look really yummy! I love chewy cookies.

Have fun at the blogger party!

Sanja said...

Have fun at the party!

Veg-a-Nut said...

Boy are those cookies mouth watering!!!. Congrats on your invite. Sounds like a blast. Enjoy your family!

miss v said...

holy smokes. those look fantabulous!

shellyfish said...

Those cookies look deeeelish! A good cookie just tastes good - not vegan or omni, but cookie!
Have fun at the blogging event - what fun!

ChocolateCoveredVegan said...

Happy Spring Break!

Ooh I'm excited to hear about the party!

VeganCowGirl said...

Darn lucky house guests - those cookies are divine!

Melody Polakow said...

Have fun at the blogger event!!

The cookies look and sound delicious..

Usha said...

Love the sound of these cookies and they look awesome !

Chris @ Beyond Ramen said...

Are these really this easy?! I'm a little too excited to try these...

Liz² said...

woah! those look awesome! I'm always intrigued by chia in recipes, I'm definitely putting this on the cookie list to try.

Romina (La Cucina Vegan) said...

These look great. I am curious about the chia seeds. I have been tempted to get them at Whole Foods but am never sure what all to use them for. Do they work well as an egg substitute in most baked goods? What else do you do with them?

Vegetation said...

COOKIES! And they're chocolate. I'll definitely be trying them!

Max mickle said...

My father is a huge fan of cooled cookies and I always try to bake one for him whenever we see my parents. He has yet to be fully blown away by any of the recipes i've tried. Simplicity is key, and yours looks perfect! Can't wait to try it. thank you for shearing your post.

Sam said...

This dish looks so beautiful, so delicious with the colours. Can't wait to see your posting, my mouth is watering. Will try it out soon. Thanks so much for sharing.

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