Guys, it snowed Sunday night. It snowed 15cm overnight. It’s April and when I look out my window there is snow and ice and it is really, really cold outside. I mean, I get it winter, you didn’t really get to show off this year. I only had to pull out my winter boots three times this year. But, that’s too bad winter. You had your chance. It’s April, we’ll see you again in November but until then get out of here! I want warmth and sunshine and beers on a patio with the sun beating down on my shoulders. So, I did the only thing that I could do to combat the extended winter blues, I baked cookies. I let the fiancé flip through some of my books and pick a cookie recipe. He chose one from the classic Vegan Cookies Invade Your Cookie Jar and made a tiny adjustment. A recipe I remember making once for a new years eve party and then promptly forgetting about. I don’t know how I forgot about it. These are really good, like really, really good.
They are super comforting with the oatmeal, the chocolate chips are melty when you pull them out of the oven, just double chocolate fudgy chewy bliss. They are hearty too, these aren’t your dainty. light luncheon cookie. They are it’s cold outside and I need a serious chocolate fix cookie. I had chocolate chunks instead of chips so I broke them into smaller pieces and they were great. I think next time I would leave them as the chunks, the more chocolate per bite the better.
That greenery in the background? That’s my attempt to entice spring into the world. I’ve got an Easter lily blooming and my little window box of basil seedlings. Seedlings that don’t seem to want to grow much taller than they already are. I think the cold coming through the window might be stunting their growth.
I had to take these pictures using my good old Samsung Galaxy S3 (I know I’m way behind the times with my old phone) because I’m still waiting on that battery charger for my camera. I was actually quite pleasantly surprised with how well the pictures turned out. I’ve always loved the camera on my phone but seeing them on the blog and comparing them to my actual camera’s pictures they don’t show too badly.
Good news is two weeks from now it is supposed to be 20 celsius. So let’s eat these hearty, satisfying cookies and look towards warmer days!
Chocolate Fudgy Oatmeal Cookies
- 2 cups quick-cooking oats
- 1 1/3 cups flour
- 2/3 cup cocoa powder
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 3/4 tsp salt
- 1 1/2 cups sugar
- 2 tbl ground flax seeds
- 2/3 cup soy milk
- 2/3 cup canola oil
- 1 3/4 tsp pure vanilla extract
- 3/4 cup chocolate chunks
Preheat the oven to 350 and grease two baking pans.
In a medium bowl whisk together the oats, flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
In the bowl of your stand mixer using the paddle attachment beat together the sugar, flax seeds and milk until smooth.
Add the soy milk and vanilla.
Add the flour mixture in batches, when almost combined fold in the chocolate chips.
Drop the batter a heaping tablespoon at a time on the prepared pans.
Bake for 10-12min.
Let them rest for about 5min before moving them.