October 8, 2018
Issue 12 2018
Cool Beans

Carol’s Cookies

Fan of The Walking Dead? Well this recipe is for you! Remember that time when Carol threatened that kid and bribed him with cookies? That was dark. However, these cookies inspired by the ones Carol made, are anything but. They’re light and fluffy, and their marbled appearance will be sure to impress. These are vegan – and the secret ingredient is apple sauce.

Ingredients:

- 1 cup all-purpose flour

- ¼ tsp baking powder

- ¼ tsp baking soda

- Pinch of salt

- ¼ cup white sugar

- ¼ cup brown sugar

- large chocolate bar (I used a ¼ block of Whitakers dark chocolate)

- ¼ cup apple sauce

- ¼ cup margarine (or any dairy free butter substitute)

- ¼ tsp vanilla essence

Method:

Preheat oven to 170C. In a large bowl, combine apple sauce, margarine, vanilla essence, and both sugars. Cream together until combined – the apple sauce will cause the mixture to curdle a bit, but keep mixing. Once combined, add in the dry ingredients, flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Mix the dough until the flour is fully absorbed and let stand for five to 10 minutes. Melt the chocolate, either in the microwave or the double boiler method (which is preferred for best results). Once melted, mix the chocolate in with the dough, leaving streaks of plain dough among the chocolate to achieve the marbled pattern. Place golf-sized balls of dough on a lined baking sheet, and bake for 11-13 minutes depending on size. Remove from baking sheet to cool once cooked, and enjoy.