If I had to document my life based on one type of food, chocolate chips cookies would be it. For such a simple cookie, these bad boys sure come packed with a lot of memories. Childhood consisted mostly of Grandma’s cakey chocolate chip cookies. It seemed like she always had a tupperware full of them on the counter or a bowl of cookie dough waiting for us to lick clean. I’d pick out the chocolates and just eat the dough.
Coming home from school, my brother and I always demanded snacks and Mom rarely failed us. She’d make crispy chocolate chip cookies and we’d tease her for not being able to get them chewy and fluffy. They always tasted the best dunked repeatedly in a cup full of milk.
When asked what my first kiss was like, I always tell people it was like eating a chocolate chip cookie…he had just inhaled a handful of fresh cookies and then felt the need to kiss me.
Procrastination in college meant baking cookies late at night. Holly’s cookies were the favorite and they guaranteed to make tests, hard workouts, breakups, and hangovers better.
This is just one reason why I adore food – it is so powerful. The memories it instantly locks within us change the way we think about that food, the people we shared it with, and how we feel.
Simple Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies
1 cup Sugar
3/4 cup Coconut Oil
Flax Egg (1 TB ground flax + 3 TB Water)
1/2 cup Almond Milk
2 cups Flour
1/2 tsp Salt
1 tsp Baking Powder
1 tsp Vanilla
Vegan Chocolate Chips
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix your flax egg together and set aside. You can either just soften coconut oil or warm it to liquid. If you choose to just soften it, decrease your flour to just 1 1/2 cups. Cream sugar and coconut oil together, adding flax egg and almond milk. Sift dry ingredients together in a separate bowl. Slowly add to wet ingredients, making sure not to over mix. Using a spoon, scoop out a full spoonful and using your hands roll it into a ball. Place on a lightly greased baking sheet. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until the bottoms are brown. Let cool for about 5 minutes.
What food would you say documents your life?