I made this recipe (courtesy of Steph – thank you!) Friday night for a get-together with friends. Figured they might come in handy to someone who reads this if you have any people in your life who cannot eat some of the ingredients listed above. I made the bar variation as it is so much less time consuming. They were delicious, and did not at all taste like they were “missing” something!! Enjoy!
1 cup margarine (use Fleichmann’s Unsalted for a nondairy margarine)
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 Tbs water
2 Tbs oil
2 tsp baking powder
2 tsp vanilla
2 1/2 cups flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
12oz chocolate chips (use Bakers Chocolate Chunks – they’re made without milk)
Preheat oven to 375. In a large bowl, cream margarine and sugars together. Add next 4 ingredients and beat well, until creamy. In a separate bowl, combine flour, soda, and salt and add gradually to the large bowl. Stir in chocolate chips.
Drop by spoonfuls onto greased cookie sheet and bake at 375 for approximately 8 minutes.
Bar Cookie Variation: In a greased 9X13 pan, spread dough and bake at 375 for approximately 15 minutes, till golden brown, and till a toothpick/tester poked into the middle of the pan comes out clean.