No . . . I'm not quitting cookies ANY time soon . . . I just had to make cookies for somebody we're saying "good-bye" to at work. We've had a sub, Lisa, who's been with the organization for over three months, and today is her last day. Good news, in a sense, because we're actually fully staffed for a change, but sad news because we will miss Ms. Lisa! I decided that regular, ol' chocolate chip cookies were in order, but I was too lazy to swap multiple cookie sheets in and out of the oven last night, so I made chocolate chip bars:
I used the chocolate chip cookie recipe from Joy of Vegan Baking, (using 2 cups of chocolate chips, and the optional 1 cup nuts -- walnuts!) pressing the dough into a greased 9X13 pan. (The pan took about 24 minutes to bake at the suggested temperature in the recipe.) I love "cheating" like this -- the cookies somehow seem extra-special because they are just a little bit different, and I save myself time and effort! (Not that Lisa's not worth it . . . I just started these at 10:30 last night!)
P.S. I've been happier with using Ener-G egg replacer these days -- I figured out that I can whip the hell out of it using the "whisk" attachment that came with my Bamix stick blender. It gets thick, creamy, and fluffy, and really seems to work much better this way! Good news? I think so!