The first time I made this dessert was for a mixed bunch of folks (dietarily, that is.) Since then, it's become my go-to dessert any time I need to appeal to a large mix of people: adult, kid, vegan, lactose-intolerant alike... this cookie is the ultimate people pleaser. They're simple, crunchy with a soft middle, and never fail to induce salivating from guests.
p.s. - the slightly more healthy full post is available here: http://thefreshbakedfreak.blogspot.com/2011/06/you-cant-please-everyone-oh-contraire.html —Rachelrum
2 dozen cookies
all purpose flour (feel free to sub gluten-free or whole wheat)
chocolate chips (dark chocolate, if you're doing vegan)
coconut or canola oil
In This Recipe
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Combine flours, baking powder, chips, and nuts in a large mixing bowl and create a well in the center.
In a medium sized bowl, combine sugar, oil, vanilla, water, and molasses (if desired) and mix well.
Add wet ingredients to dry; do not over-mix!
Spoon drops of dough onto cookie sheet and mold into desired shape.
Bake for 5 minutes, then switch racks and rotate trays 180 degrees. Bake another 6-7 minutes.