Chocolate Espresso Orange Cookies
1 cup whole wheat pastry flour
1/3 cup cocoa powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1 tsp ground flax seeds
2/3 cup organic vegan sugar
1/3 cup plain hemp or rice milk
1/3 cup applesauce
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
1/2 tsp almond extract
2 tsp orange zest (I used one small organic orange)
1 tbsp instant espresso coffee
Preheat the oven to 350.
Combine flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, salt and flax seeds in a medium bowl.
In a small bowl, combine the rest of the ingredients.
Stir into the dry mixture in batches, using a fork if necessary.
Drop by heaping tablespoons onto a cookie sheet (non-stick or parchment lined). Leave about 1 1/2 inches between cookies. Bake for 10-12 minutes.
Transfer to a cooling rack to cool completely.
So, as I'm sure most of you who have read this blog for any significant period of time know (or those who have looked at the recipe index), I like Mexican food. A lot. It's just my thing. If you don't like Mexican food, this blog is probably not for you. :-) Anyways, I have been working on veganizing authentic, traditional Mexican cusine, trying to keep the integrity of the dish (accenting the herb, spice, pepper, etc. the original recipe does), as well as working on creating recipes for more 'fusion' style dishes. I really like this kind of food so it's fun, we'll see how these recipes turn out. I plan on trying a few of the more 'fusion' style ones this week.
I thought I'd end this post with a little 'grocery store wrap up', maybe it'll give you an idea of what's going to be on the menu. The only things not pictured here are corn tortillas and canned black olives. We're pretty stocked up on dried beans and rice.
Let's see, we've got serrano peppers, 2 organic oranges, a tomato, 2 avocados, jalapenos, a lime, a red bell pepper, about 1lb. of tomatillos, organic mixed baby greens, a red onion, 2 organic jewel yams, garlic, a yellow squash, 2 zucchini, a bunch of organic cilantro. 4 organic Pink Lady apples, 2 organic kiwi, and some habanero peppers.
'Til next time!