recipe: chocolate chip & dried-up grape cookies

Since moving out here, I have gotten into the habit of baking something with Remy usually every second day. After waking up and tackling the leftover dishes, we generally find a recipe to bake before heading out for our morning walk. Remy always requests it and I find that it is such a learning and bonding moment with your child. Aside from licking the bowl, I never remember baking with my own mum. If we did, then I wish that I still had those memories!

This particular morning I had set out to make basic chocolate chip cookies. However, I only had 1 cup of chocolate chips (you needed 2), and so I improvised by adding raisins. Or “dried-up grapes” as Remy called them. Since I already wasn’t following the recipe, I decided to cut the all-purpose flour with pastry flour that I had laying around. I wanted to see how it would alter the cookies. I also reduced the number of eggs and added a bit of canola oil. I’m not an experienced enough baker to see exactly what those changes did, but the cookies turned out really “yummy” so I just thought that I would copy down the recipe verbatim!

This is a departure from my regular vegan recipes. Let me know if you try it, and any other changes you might have!

Chocolate Chip & Dried-Up Grape Cookies

Ingredients:

3/4 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup brown sugar
1 cup butter
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 cup canola oil
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup cake and pastry flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup raisins
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

Steps:

1. Preheat oven to 375°F. In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar. Then add the egg, vanilla, and canola oil. Stir in the flour, baking soda, and salt. Mix well. Lastly, add the raisins and chocolate chips.

2. Using a tablespooon, grab a spoonful of cookie dough and place in the palm of your hand. Roll into a ball, and drop onto an ungreased pan. Bake for 8 minutes for softer cookies, and 10 for crispier ones.

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a blogger’s dozen: emory’s chocolate chip banana bread (hello, scarlett)

IMG_1.jpgThis recipe is one that was given to me by my mum. I have tried a lot of different types of banana bread in my time, but this, by far, remains my favourite recipe. I sincerely hope that you will also try it out the next time that you decide to make a loaf. I guarantee that you will not be disappointed.

IMG_2.jpg Chocolate Chip Banana Bread:

1/2 cup butter

1 cup sugar

2 cups whole wheat flour

1 egg

1 cup bananas, mashed

1/2 cup soured milk

1 tbsp cinnamon

2 tsp vanilla

1 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp salt

1 bar dark chocolate

IMG_4.jpg IMG_5.jpgIn a large mixing bowl, cream together the butter and sugar. Add the egg, bananas, and vanilla. Add the remaining ingredients.

IMG_6.jpgBake at 350°F in a well-greased loaf pan for 1 hour, or until cooked entirely through. 

IMG_7.jpg IMG_8.jpgLet the loaf cool on a rack, then slice to serve. Lastly, grab a few pieces before it’s all gone. It won’t take long.

xoxo
Emory

IMG_9.jpgA Blogger’s Dozen is a new series that was launched in 2014. If you would like to be featured in a post, as well as have free advertisement for that month, please contact Emory at helloscarlettblog@outlook.com. Be sure to send any food-related ideas that you may have. Hello, awesomeness!

  • Welcome, friends! My name is Emory. I am a wife and mother to three (two on earth and one in heaven). This is our life on the Canadian prairies.
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