5.5.12

Chocolate-Dipped Whole Wheat Sugar Cookies


It's that time of year again...
The time when dark circles appear under my eyes, chunks of hair can be found on the floor from tearing at it, and a huge cup of coffee is considered a meal.

My friends, welcome to finals.

Sometimes I think the worst part about final exams and papers is anticipating them. Once you actually start to study and write, it doesn't seem too bad, but thinking about having to do them is pretty overwhelming. That's where I'm at right now. Time to just grab a cookie and dive in.


I made these for my boss's daughter's bake sale last weekend (and may have saved a couple for myself). They were the only vegan baked good there, but he said they sold out within the first hour! These cookies are perfectly crispy on the outside and slightly chewy on the inside. Plus, of course, the chocolate adds the perfect touch.


Chocolate-Dipped Whole Wheat Sugar Cookies

makes about 2 dozen cookies

1/2 cup vegan margarine
3/4 heaping cup sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1 tbsp cornstarch mixed with 3 tbsp water
1/2 tsp salt
1 3/4 cup whole wheat flour

1/4 cup chocolate chips
1 tsp vegan margarine
1 tbsp soy milk

shredded unsweetened coconut to decorate

1. In a large bowl, cream together the margarine and sugar. Mix in the vanilla and cornstarch mixture and stir until smooth. Add the salt and flour and use your hands to combine. If the dough is too crumbly, add a tablespoon or two of water. Wrap the cookie dough in plastic wrap and place in the fridge to chill for at least 30 minutes. 
2. Preheat your oven to 350ยบ and line a cookie sheet with parchment paper. Once your dough has chilled, take it out and let it soften a bit. Roll it out on a floured surface until it is about 1/4" thick. Using a sharp knife, cut out rectangles until all of the dough is used up. Place the cookies on your prepared sheet and bake for about 15-18 minutes or until the edges begin to brown.
3. While the cookies bake, combine the chocolate chips, margarine and soy milk in a small bowl and microwave for a minute, or until the chocolate melts. 
4. Let the cookies cool for about 15 minutes, then one-by-one, dip just the top half of each cookie in chocolate and use a knife to spread it around a bit. Sprinkle with coconut and place back on the baking sheet. After they are all dipped and sprinkled, stick them in the fridge to chill for at least an hour before serving. 




Have a great weekend! 
I will be trying to soak up as much sun as I can before I quarantine myself in the library.

15 comments:

  1. I understand so much what you are going through. I just finished my finals. It takes so much time...and is so stressful. I wish you good luck. & also...these little cookies look really delicious!

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    1. Thanks Lysa! Congratulations on getting through your finals in one piece :)

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  2. The cookies look great! Anything with chocolate is a winner in my heart. I'm not surprised they sold out so quick—look at them. Yum, yum.

    I didn't go to college this year so I can't quite relate (wait until next year, heh). But I can imagine it's extremely stressful. I'm sure you'll make it through just fine. Good luck, girl!

    P.S. you only have dark circles around this time? Darn. I have them year-round. Those little buggers. ):

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    1. I'd say my circles are there year-round as well... now is just when it starts to look like got punched. Haha.

      Thanks, Alicia!

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  3. Good luck on those finals-- at least they are called "finals" meaning the end of things rather than "beginnings" which would just mean there is more to come!
    These cookies look mouth-watering- no wonder they sold out immediately!

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  4. These are so beautiful! And I love the coconut sprinkled on top!!

    Best wishes of finals, and cheers to a hopefully great summer break to come!

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    1. Thanks so much, Ali!

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  5. mmm, beatiful! and also perfect for my midnight snack!!!

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    1. Thanks! Cookies and soy milk are a great midnight snack,

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  6. Good luck with your finals!

    I bet these cookies would also be pretty awesome with a sprinkling of good coarse salt...I have a thing for sweet and salty, I also am in love with coconut and chocolate :)

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    1. Mmm I had considered sea salt as well, but I had so much coconut laying around! When I make these again I will definitely try out the sweet and salty combo :)

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  7. Those cookies look like the perfect finals week pick-me-up! Love the chocolate dipping, mmm!

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  8. I just pinned these and can NOT wait to try them. YUM! Good luck with finals.

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    1. Awesome! Thank you so much, Anna!

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