HAPPY NEW YEAR!! May 2017 be YOUR year, grab 'em by the .... cookies!! :D
*Either read on to learn more about the Cookie Science or simply scroll to the bottom of the page for the recipe*
Disclaimer: In my quest for the perfect cookie, I've done a bit of cookie-research. So this post is a little longer than the rest as I share with you what I've found during my online cookie adventure. Hope you enjoy! <3
This year I decided to spend New Years Eve with family friends who were in town. A potluck dinner with mostly Kerala-style dishes?! What a great way to ring in the New Year! So, I figured I'd contribute a vegetarian Kerala fruit cake for New Years (I made one for Christmas but it bombed so colossally I needed another occasion to practice making it... perhaps I shall post it up, it was a fairly photogenic cake :P). However, the hosts of the party was making a banana bread cake a la my previous post so I decided I'd cook up a few batches of chocolate chip cookies... Not something that's traditional Kerala-style, so I had to do some research. I was keen to make the MOST delicious cookies I could make (who isn't?) using ingredients in the pantry and NO egg (because COOKIE DOUGH love amiright?!). Not a tall order...
Chocolate Chip Cookies: The Odyssey
I have to confess, I was initially hoping to make a vegan cookie, probably because I like challenges and this posed a pretty tough one, especially since I had imposed many stipulations on myself. I wanted the chocolate chip cookie to be vegan, using ingredients in the pantry and, above all, it had to be egg-less. Reason being, my mum's allergic to eggs yet makes up for it by having a ridiculously sweet sweet-tooth! And low key, I needed my 2016/2017 cookie dough fix <3
Alas, almost every cookie asked for flaxseed to be added or for applesauce to be used (both are good egg substitutes, yet neither are items readily stocked at my home). I just wanted a delicious and simple recipe.
Finally, I chanced upon a recipe by keepinglifesane.com (did she just read my mind?!) and it ticked the boxes of simple, seemingly delicious and egg-less! It wasn't quite vegan (butter is used), but I figured this is a good start and I didn't have much time left to scour the depths of the internet. Why? Because I decided to keep the baking to the last minute. So there I was, the day before New Years Eve and I had yet to chill my cookie batter overnight. The. Stress. Was. Real.