Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Vegan Chocolate Chip Coconut Cookies


These are a version of one of my favorite baked goods.  They are not as low in fat and sugar as many of my other recipes, but sometimes we just need to indulge.  The coconut helps keep the cookies together and adds another element of flavor.

1 cup whole wheat flour
1/4 cup whole wheat pastry flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup Earth Balance or other vegan margarine
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 ripe banana, mashed
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 cup vegan chocolate chips
1/2 cup dried shredded coconut


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and grease a cookie sheet.



Mix together flours, baking soda, and salt and set aside. In large bowl cream together margarine and sugars. Mix in mashed banana, vanilla, and baking powder. Add coconut and flour mixture in three batches, and stir well. Fold in chocolate chips. Drop by rounded tablespoons onto cookie sheet.



Bake 10-12 minutes, until just firm and with golden brown edges.  It's better to undercook than overcook.


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