Food

Cookbook Sneak Preview: Mojito Chocolate Chip Cookies

The best elements of mojitos and chocolate chip cookies are now in one delicious dessert.

Makes 46 cookies

What You Need:

2 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup vegan margarine
1 cup powdered sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
4 tablespoons dark rum
2 teaspoons peppermint extract
2 tablespoons lime zest
3/4 cup vegan chocolate chips
1/2 cup sugar (optional), for garnish
Zest of 1 lime (optional), for garnish

What You Do:

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line 2 or 3 large baking sheets with parchment paper or Silpat. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt.

2. Using a stand or hand mixer, beat margarine until light and fluffy. Add powdered sugar, brown sugar, rum, and peppermint extract and beat until combined. Mix in flour mixture, 1/2 cup at a time, then add lime zest and chocolate chips. Mix until combined.

3. In a small bowl, combine sugar and lime zest garnish. Scoop 1 rounded tablespoon of dough at a time, and roll each scoop in sugar-zest mixture. Place on prepared baking sheets, rounded side up, leaving about 2 inches between each scoop. For crisper cookies, gently flatten dough with palm of your hand. Bake for about 12 minutes, or until edges are lightly browned. Let cool on baking sheets.

Check out more of Chloe’s treats from the brand-new Chloe's Desserts!
Vegan Tiramisu Pancakes
Hot-Fudge-on-the-Bottom Cake

Enter the VegNews Dessert Contest with Chloe Coscarelli for a chance to win a KitchenAid Mixer and the opportunity to have Chloe create your dream vegan dessert!

Photo: Teri Lyn Fisher

 Comments

More Food

The Top 15 Vegan Recipes of 2014

From mac 'n' cheese to veganized Girl Scout cookies, we unveil the year's most popular (and downright delicious) vegan recipes.
Read More »

Earth Balance Named "Company of the Year"

From mac & cheese, cheddar puffs, and vegan Cheez-Its, Earth Balance does vegan right.
Read More »

DIY Vegan Holiday Gifts

Spending mucho moola not your idea of a happy holiday? These DIY gifts are green and affordable.
Read More »

The 2014 Veggie Awards

Our 13th annual list of the very best of all things vegan is finally here! Read on for this year’s reader picks for today’s hottest vegan people, places, and products.
Read More »

4 Easy Vegan Sides Your Entire Family Will Love

Hosting a family dinner this holiday season? These side dishes are sure-fire winners for every guest at your table.
Read More »

This Week on VegNews TV: The secret to these delightful sweet treats is white beans! Aylin Erman shows you how to make these simple blondies.

More Videos »