A long time ago I promised to share this recipe and I’ve taken my sweet time getting around to it. It also doesn’t help that I tend to eat all the food I make before I remember to take a picture of it! LOL!
I make these cookies anytime we have company over, I want to do something nice for someone, or hubby wants a delicious treat. Hence why they are called love cookies. It may seem silly but I do believe that the what we are feeling gets poured into whatever we are doing. It shows in our performances, artistic creations, and I believe it also transfers into food. So part of the reason I think people love these cookies, is because I intentionally make them while focusing on love. Love for friendships, family, Jesus, the world, all of it. It just makes everything better!
I adapted the recipe from one of my favorite vegan cookbooks, La Dolce Vegan.
Mama Bear’s Love Cookies
What you’ll need:
1 1/4 cups flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
egg replacer equal to 1 egg (I use Ener-G egg replacer)
1/4 cup water
1/2 cup peanut butter
1/4 cup oil
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 cup vegan chocolate chips (Enjoy Life Semi-sweet chocolate Mini chips or chocolate chunks, depending on your preference)
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Prep your egg replacer. Stir together flour, baking soda, and salt. Add the egg replacer, water, peanut butter, oil, sugar, and vanilla. Stir together until well combined. After the dough is formed, cover the mixture with the chocolate chips and fold into the dough. Roll into balls and place on cookie sheet. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes. (These come out of the oven looking like they are completely cooked because they are chewy cookies, so let them cool a bit to harden up) Makes approximately 16 – 20 cookies.
Whether you give these cookies away or save them for yourself, be sure to schedule some much needed rest time after eating. Devour the goodness and savour.
Happy munching lovelies!