I realised this weekend that I have a plethora of cookie recipes, and so when I was deciding what to make to bring for a birthday party I went to over the weekend, I thought cookies would be the perfect choice. It’s also one of the things I knew I would want the most if someone else at the party would be eating them and I couldn’t have any.

But as having so many choices can sometimes be inhibiting, I decided to go with the basics and build upon them later. I went with good old fashioned chocolate chip cookies from 1000 Vegan Recipes by Robin Robertson since it looked straightforward and unpretentious.

The instructions were basically as any other cookies recipe would be, minus the egg, so I really didn’t feel out of my league at all when preparing them. They were whipped up in no time at all, and soon I was dropping them by the tablespoonful onto my cookie sheets. As I literally used my tablespoon measure (I wanted lots to bring to the party) it ended up making about 3 dozen instead of 2, and the cookies turned out a great size.

I did find that they turned out a little crispier than I was hoping for, though I don’t know if that’s due to the recipe, or the fact that I have since realised that my oven is actually 20 degrees  hotter than it thinks. I also pressed them down like you might do with a peanut butter cookie, and perhaps that added to the crispiness of them once cooked. When I make this recipe again, I’ll likely try leaving them mounded, and make sure my oven is reading at the temperature they’re supposed to be cooked at.

All in all, everyone at the party enjoyed them, likening them to Dad’s brand cookies, and the last few people to arrive likely didn’t even know they were vegan. These cookies could easily delight any cookie lover.

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