One of mother nature’s biggest gifts to mankind – the big C
I guess, this post was kind of unavoidable… So, let’s get over with it right now!
You know what they say about opinions, don’t you?
When it comes to the big C, this is so true. Everyone has one. There are mainly two schools: the crunchy, crispy, flat and the chewy, gooey, soft. And then, there are those who want a crunchy bite on the outside with a soft, gooey inside.
These are the eternal caviler. They will always know a place that offers a better chocolate chip cookie. Popular favorites are Levain Bakery, Jacques Torres, their mom’s kitchen or a friends mom’s (aunt’s, girl/boyfriend’s) kitchen. Especially with the latter, nostalgia plays an important part; chances are, it simply was the Tollhouse recipe from the backside of the Nestle bag and time blurred the memory. Chances are also, that, after blind-testing that exact same cookie, they would tell you, they had a better one at exactly the place you got the test cookie from.
The Barry White meets the Beatles kind of Cookie
After the epic Bacon Chocolate Chip Cookie failure, which I – by the way – still don’t understand, because they were seriously effing delicious, I decided to play it safe with my next attempt to impress M’s co-workers with my baking skills. And by safe I don’t mean safe in the sense of Bacon Chocolate Chip Cookies (WHAT, the hell can you not like about the line-up of ingredients in this cookie? It’s like the Beatles-Rolling Stones – Barry White Combo under the Cookies… Barry White being the Bacon, Mick Jagger as the Chocolate Chip and the Beatles are the doughy glue that hold it all together), I mean safe as in “these cookies can’t do any harm to anyone” (except you have a severe gluten allergy or hate bananas, which, now that I think about it, already disqualifies them for a good amount of people, but whatever…). They are vegan, they are almost healthy but still yummy, have chocolate (if you want it) and are foolproof to make.
These cookies are a little on the caky-er side (something I’ve noticed with other vegan cookies as well) but the good news is, that you can totally under-bake them since there’s nothing in it, that could cause any harm.
I heart cookies. I really do. I like the crunchy ones just as much as the gooey ones and I don’t really prefer chewy, crumbly or chunky… it doesn’t matter to me. I like the simple yet versatile nature of them and I like that I can enjoy them at any time of the day because they never weigh me down like other desserts can. Actually, it’s the opposite, they are the perfect pick-me-up. But, of course, there are a few things I am not exactly crazy about.