Friday, 11 March 2011

More Chocolate Chip Cookies

Masa Chocolate Chip Cookies, originally uploaded by Vegan Year.

Though these are chocolate chip cookies with a twist, as you can guess from the picture, a twist of Masa Harina!

Not just for Tamales, however wonderful your tamales are! Masa Harina adds an interesting texture and flavor hint to these soft and more-ish cookies. Don’t be scared, these are wonderful, I promise.

The paprika isn’t “over the top” or “in your face”, it blends really well with the cinnamon for a spice profile that will have your friends wondering what else is in these to have them tasting so interesting!

Masa Chocolate Chip Cookies
Makes about 14

Preparation time – 10 minutes
Cooking time – 10 minutes

⅔ cup granulated Sugar
¼ cup Canola Oil
2 tablespoons all vegetable Shortening
2 tablespoons Agave

2 tablespoons Almond Milk
1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract

¾ cup All Purpose Flour
½ cup Masa Harina, Maseca brand for example
½ teaspoon Baking Powder
½ teaspoon Cinnamon
½ teaspoon Salt
¼ teaspoon Smoked Paprika

½ cup vegan Chocolate Chips

Preheat oven to 350°F, and line 2 baking trays with parchment paper.
In a large bowl cream together the sugar, oil, shortening, and agave until thick and shiny.
Add the milk, and extract and beat in.
Sift in the flour, masa harina, baking powder, and spices then mix to form a soft dough.
Stir in the chocolate chips.
Scoop heaping tablespoons of dough and roll into balls. Flatten in your palms to form 2-inch discs, then place on prepared trays 2-inches apart.
Bake for 10 to 12 minutes until bottoms browned but cookies still soft.
Cool on trays for 5 minutes before transferring to a rack to complete cooling.


cardamomandcastiron said...

So many chocolate cookies! (Not that I'm complaining of course. ;) )

Carla said...

The children never complain either!!!