In a large mixing bowl, beat the 8 tablespoons of vegan butter, 1 cup of sugar, ¼ teaspoon salt, and 1 teaspoon of pure vanilla extract until the butter is smooth and creamy.
Add the 1 ½ cups of heat treated flour (see note below) and 1 ½ cups of vegan chocolate chips and beat until fully combined. Add water by the tablespoon until you get the consistency you desire.
Eat with a spoon or roll into bite sized balls.
Chocolate Covered Bites
Place 1 cup of chocolate chips in a medium size microwave safe bowl and heat for 1 minute. Stir, and heat for 30 second increments and stir until fully melted. Place the cookie dough balls on a wire rack that's sitting on a baking sheet and spoon the melted chocolate over the tops to coat the balls. Sprinkle crushed peppermint candy on top for added texture and flavor.
To heat treat the flour follow these steps:
Put 2 cups of flour in a shallow dish and microwave on high for 1 minute. Stir and check the temperature of the flour with a food thermometer.
The temperature of the flour should reach 165°F (74°C).
Continue heating and stirring at 30 second increments until it reaches that temperature.
Spread the flour evenly on a baking sheet and bake at 200°F (93°C) for 2 minutes.
Check the temperature with the thermometer and bake for 1 minute increments until it reaches the desired temperature.
Always add extra flour as the flour at the edge of the pan can dry out. Use the fluffy flour from the center of the pan.
We prefer Miyoko's or Earth Balance
VEGAN CHOCOLATE CHIPS
We prefer Enjoy Life
Store for up to 5 days in the refrigerator and up to 3 months in the freezer. Thaw in the refrigerator.
Serving: 4oz | Calories: 145kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Sodium: 55mg | Potassium: 10mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 178IU | Calcium: 16mg | Iron: 1mg