Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies!

I have a thing for sweets.
Not like candy, which I can give or take.
But ok mainly cookies.
So abstaining from cookies has been sort of annoying, as you can well imagine.

I found some amazing ingredients that made this a possibility though!

Obviously most people know about Crisco as a butter substitute, but I was excited to find these dairy free chocolate chips! They are expensive, but tasty. Also, the egg substitute has come in handy many times! 
So with these ingredients, I was able to make a new recipe from a non-vegan recipe.
I will share it.
Preheat oven to 375 F.
In a large mixing bowl, beat together
1 cup vegetable shortening
6 T. water
3/4 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1 tsp. vanilla flavouring
‘no egg’ mixture (2 tsp. no-egg mixed with 4 T. water)
Beat until creamy.
In another bowl, combine
2-1/4 cups flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
gradually mix in to the creamed mixture.
Stir in bag of ‘Enjoy Life’ dairy, soy, & nut free chocolate chips.
Drop onto ungreased cookie sheets.
Bake 12-15 minutes or until lightly browned.
Allow cookies to cool on cookie sheet for about 2 minutes before removing to cooling rack.
I also put a walnut on top of each cookie to add a little crunch.
Here is the result!
Yummmmmmmmmm finally!
So that’s that.
I also took some very cute pictures of the baby in his walker, but for some dumb reason, they won’t load into my photoshop program right now so whatever.
I feel good today because I am slowly working at cleaning the house and KEEPING it clean, as of Sunday. I am not overdoing it and getting burned out, just doing enough to chip away at piles and messes every day and getting it looking presentable around here (AND hopefully more baby-proofed! It’s hard when there’s poky things and hard floors everywhere 😦  )
I am probably going to do something different with my hair soon. 
I cut bangs, but the colour is getting a big ehhhh. 
If I weren’t growing it out right now, I would probably do a fashion mullet again.
I loved my mullet! And I don’t care what everyone else thought! 🙂
Also, Audrey Tautou is probably the most beautiful human being ever made.
In case you weren’t aware.
-peace and love-

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