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Molasses Chocolate Chip Cookies - Hell Yeah It's Vegan!
While I love a straight forward chocolate chip cookie, I find myself pairing chocolate with warm spices this time of year. These molasses chocolate chip cookies are soft, spicy, and just a touch chewy. Confession time: I am semi-secretly a food science nerd. Last year, I borrowed Shirley Corriher’s Bakewise from my local public library. Most days, if you ask me what I remember about that book, my vision will flood red and my inner editor will seethe with pure and unfettered rage, but to be honest, I did learn a thing or two about food science. It probably wasn’t worth suffering through five hundred and fifty pages of brand loyalty, animal product worship, and absolutely mind-numbing repetition, but such are the sacrifices one must make to become a better baker in this day and age. (Seriously though, don’t even thinking about reading that book cover to cover without a bottle of migraine medicine at your side. You’ve been warned!) In any event, Shirley gave me plenty of food for thought (ha! ha!) about playing with structure and texture in baked goods. While I love the simplicity and cost-effectiveness of an oil-based cookie, I’ve been incorporating a lot of solid …