I am at the stage in my Veganism (is that a word?) where I am ready to take on new challenges. Vegan chocolate chip cookies were definitely a worthy opponent.
It’s a baking dish, so it’s not overly difficult and as long as you follow directions they aren’t easy to mess up. The only question was, would it taste good?
Part of being a vegan is finding replacements for things you love but aren’t as harmful to your self or the environment around you. And let me tell you something, this is a GRRRREAT replacement.
When I first started mixing the ingredients up I wasn’t too sure this was going to work. When I added the coconut milk things got a little to lucid. But it all worked out in the end.
A plus about this recipe is that it won’t require any ingredients you can’t find at your local grocery store. I got 7/9 of the ingredients at a dollar tree. You won’t even be breaking the bank! So get into it!
Here’s what you’ll need:
1/4 cup Applesauce
1/4 cup Coconut Milk
2 1/4 cups All-purpose Flour
1 tsp Baking Soda
1 1/4 cups Brown Sugar, Light PACKED
2 cups Chocolate Chips
1/2 tsp Salt
2 tsp Vanilla Extract
1/2 cup Coconut Oil, Solid
(Flaky Sea Salt Optional)
- Preheat oven to 325 degrees ( I like my cookies a little softer and use a dark pan)
- In a large bowl whisk together the coconut oil, brown sugar, and vanilla, beating until well combined. Add in the coconut milk and applesauce and whisk until well combined; set aside. In a separate bowl combine the flour, baking soda, and salt; whisk well to combine. (If you mess up on this step, no worries! Be sure to stir vigorously, and test the dough to make sure it is mixed well.)
- The batter will be very thick! Fold in 1 and 3/4 cups of the chocolate chips. Scoop three tablespoon sized mounds of dough onto the prepared cookie sheet, leaving a few inches between each cookies for spreading. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes, or until the edges are golden and the centers have set. Press remaining chocolate chips on top of warm cookies, and sprinkle with sea salt, if using. Cool cookies on the baking sheet for 15 minutes before transferring them to a cooling rack.
Buffalo Wild Wings currently has a ” Blazin’ Wing Challenge ” and if you eat 12 wings in under 6 minutes you get a shirt and your picture on the wall. I though it would be a good idea for my husband to give this a try. He HATES spicy food and I though it would be funny. But guess what? God don’t like ugly and he ain’t too fond of pretty. He struck me down, okay!? Here’s how I died and came back to life. Also catch the video that inspired me below:
Hope you enjoyed the video, she was hilarious but let me tell you. This video doesn’t even do the pain justice.
First of all I should have known better, the sauce was clumpy and extremely red. I don’t have a picture of my actual wings but I’ll tell you why later. I smelled them, they seemed harmless enough, I rubbed my finger against one and my throat was lightly scorched but nothing major. So, it comes time for my husband to take his first bite and that’s all he does! He takes on bite, starts coughing like he was smoking purp and runs to the kitchen sink. Spitting his bit out along the way. But I was expecting this.This is the norm for him. He doesn’t use hot sauce. He buys stuffed jalapeños, only eats the cheese and still thinks it’s too spicy.
I’m thinking I don’t want to waste perfectly good food and I can handle it. That was a lie, I took one bite, drenched it in ranch ( which is why I don’t have a good pic) and ate two more. After each bite I had to leave the room, come back, drench another side in ranch and take another bite. After about 3 trips my lips were on fire, my throat was burning and water was not doing the job! Water made it worse!
These things are so ridiculously hot, I swear the devil put a little spit in it. Buffalo Wild Wings is malicious for making these things. They don’t love you and God doesn’t love them. They certainly made a deal with the devil for hell sauce. My ears were burning, my nose was running and I was sticking my lips under the faucet just to keep them cool. Even hot food created a heat in my mouth I wasn’t ready for. It brought the flames back alive! By the time my lips stopped burning my insides felt like a volcano was erupting. I knew it was over for me. I felt violated and my whole body was shaking. There’s no way any human can enjoy these. If you try them understand it is strictly for bragging rights. It’s going to burn, there’s nothing you can. Just don’t do it! This is every hateful thing you’ve ever thought or done, put in the form of a sauce. All I wanted to do was expel that demon food from my body.
I’m scarred, I won’t be eating anything else spicy anytime soon. Just thinking about it is making my lip burn.
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For those of you who are coming to LadyDocket.Com for the first time, allow me to introduce it!
This blog used to be a place where I shared celebrity gossip, local gossip and just over all 98% negativity. I wasn’t proud of it so I decided to stop. Through that time I though about coming back but I didn’t think there was anything I wanted to talk about. Cue Narcism because I am changing this from something negative to a lifestyle blog.
I realize now that I have more to say than what’s allowed by a Twitter status. I have more to say than what my current Facebook followers may be interested. So, I’ll say it here. I’ll be touching on fashion, fitness and life in general. Really just whatever catches my fancy. I’ll be responding to other articles that I’ve read, I may even be responding to the negativity I see and putting a positive spin on things.
I just want to put more into the world. I feel I have so much to say and not very many people to say to at this time without sounding COMPLETELY crazy, corny and everything in between. That being said , a wise man once said, “Follow me, follow me, follow me but you bet not slip.”