These vegan chocolate chocolate chip cookies will knock your socks off! They’re filled with gooey chocolate chips, and they’re crisp on the outside and chewy on the inside.
Knock your socks off double chocolate chip cookies! I made them, and Greg and Max ate them. Every. Last. One. 🙂
To think that I only used to bake if I had a recipe in front of me – that I looked at four or five times for each step because I was terrified that I’d screw it up – makes me chuckle. Oh what a difference a year and running a food blog makes.
Yesterday I had to whip up a batch of vegan double chocolate chocolate chip cookies just so I could take pictures and send them to my lawyer. That story is coming soon. I didn’t intend to post the recipe, in fact I didn’t even care if they turned out, I just needed them to look good for the photos. But, as luck would have it, they tasted freakin’ awesome!
There was no recipe developing going on in my kitchen. I didn’t think this concoction of ingredients through like I do when I’m creating something specifically for the blog, but the cookies came out perfect. The taste was reminiscent of a biscotti; not too sweet, and oozing with the flavor of cacao powder and chocolate chips. And the texture, it was exactly what a cookie should be, slightly crisp on the outside and chewy on the inside. I have to admit it, these cookies gave me a humongous boost in the confidence department.
Unfortunately, there has always been a part of me that has tried to sabotage my successes. Since Alex and I started Veganosity I’ve had many moments when I didn’t believe that people would want to try my recipes, and if they did, they probably wouldn’t like them. I constantly compared my recipes, photos, and writing to the many genius bloggers I follow, and then the little voice in my head that has always tried to hold me back would show up. It would say things like, “who do you think you are, you’ve never gone to culinary school, you’re not a ‘real’ photographer, you don’t deserve to be successful,” bash, bash, bash. Confidence deflated. Until today.
Today was a game changer in regards to my confidence as a vegan recipe developer, baker, cook, and food blogger, at least for the time being. As I said before, I had to get pictures to my lawyer, and I needed to make cookies fast because I had a big to do list to get checked off. There was no time for a lot of thought about this recipe, my mission was to get a decent looking cookie in and out of the oven and shoot it as fast as possible. Nothing more.
I grabbed some whole oats, ground them up, added some all-purpose flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, cacao powder, and salt, and whisked them all up. Then I stepped over to my mixer and whipped up a banana, sugar, and coconut oil. Next I added the flour to the banana mixture, poured in some vanilla and the chocolate chips, and hoped the cookies would be edible enough so I wouldn’t have to waste a whole bag of Enjoy Life mini chocolate chips.
They smelled amazing while they were baking, so that gave me hope that they just might taste all right. As soon as they were cool enough to stuff in a bag and start photographing I took a bite of a cookie for the pictures and couldn’t believe what I had created without any planning at all. They were delicious.
These vegan chocolate chocolate chip cookies made me realize that I have become a good baker, cook, photographer, and blogger. Not great, but good. I still have a lot to learn in all aspects of this amazing new career of mine, and that’s exciting! I’ll never stop studying and learning how to make awesome vegan food or take beautiful pictures. There is always room for improvement. But for now, I’m hoping that the little demon in my mind that takes pleasure in bringing me down, has been shut down.
Have you ever had that voice of self doubt creep into your mind?
What do you do to quiet it?
If you haven’t, tell me your secret of self confidence!
Try some of our other vegan cookies.
Vegan Chocolate Pecan Oatmeal Cookies