vegan double chocolate cookies. okay. you think if i say “valentine’s day is stupid” everyone will get mad at me? [sound guy] ummm oh hey! it’s Lauren from hot for food, i am hot for food! you see me eating, cooking, loving on this channel every single wednesday. and today just happens to be Valentine’s day! oh joy! just kidding! it does give us an excuse though, to eat something chocolatey, something sweet! and maybe you’re not celebrating Valentine’s Day, like me. maybe you’re celebrating Galentine’s Day with your gal friends or whatever whatever you’re doing, i suggest you make today’s recipe. i’m gonna show you how to bake up some vegan double chocolate cookies. i’m just gonna make regular round cookies but if you have a heart shape cookie cutter and you really feel festive, be my guest and shape them into hearts do whatever you want. share these with your friends, your family, your loved one, your children, take them to school, take them to work, just share the love! it’s all about food, it’s all about chocolate, really! so let’s do this! we’re gonna start with the dry ingredients. so we’re using all purpose flour and you know how we do, you scoop and level. so cocoa powder tends to have lumps in it so just sift it into the flour. you can also sift it baking soda and add some salt and give this a stir to combine it and set it aside. so by now you must be getting the hang of this whole baking thing as i’ve baked a number of things for you on this channel. as you know i have an inexpensive hand mixer like this but if you have a stand mixer, you can do it all in one bowl so you can start with this stuff first, cream the butter, add the sugar, vanilla, molasses, non dairy milk. and then add all the dry ingredients into the bowl as you’re beating it in the stand mixer. but that’s why i just did it separately. so now we’re gonna add a cup of vegan butter into this bowl and beat it until it’s nice and soft and smooth. once it looks nice and soft like this, you can add the granulated sugar. and now we’re gonna add in vanilla extract, a little bit of molasses and some non dairy milk. now you can add the dry ingredients in here and give it a stir until it’s well combined. once it’s mostly combined like this, you can add the chocolate chips and continue stirring. so once the dough is malleable like this, you don’t see any dry ingredients lingering around, you can start to portion the dough into cookies. so you can make these cookies any size you want, like i said you can even shape them into hearts if you want roll them into a ball and then when you place them on the parchment lined baking sheet, just slightly flatten them like that. they’ll do a little bit of spreading in the oven so there is two dozen cookies here. if you can fit both trays on the middle rack, do that. otherwise bake one tray at a time. they’re going in an oven pre heated to 350F for about 10 minutes. so i should always listen to my own advice and follow my own recipe you really shouldn’t bake two trays at once, you should have one tray in the middle for 10 minutes, and then bake the second tray in the middle because i tried to speed up this whole process and i put one tray on the top, of course they’re overbaked they don’t look as nice and they’re a little drier looking so just do them one tray at a time. these are the nice ones that were in the middle it’s not a big deal but if you’re going for perfection which i often am, i wouldn’t bake two trays at once. ohohoho!!! vegan double chocolate cookies! look at how chunky they are! i just got real excited for Valentine’s Day oh my god truthfully, this is an old recipe on the blog, i haven’t made it in a while i forgot how frickin good it is. mm! those should be sold in a bakery that isn’t my house oh my god you’re gonna love the texture of these. crunchy on the outside, soft on the inside. i know what you’re gonna say in the comments. “do i have to add molasses? i hate molasses” well, you don’t even taste it, but it really enhances the chocolate. cos i remember when i made these and i added it, i was basing it off some recipe, i don’t remember, anyway i remember doing it without the molasses and there’s a difference. did you know my favourite dessert is a cookie? who needs a date when you have a cookie? am i right? okay i have a few things to tell you first of all, make that recipe, obviously. it’s linked in the description below and i hope you enjoy it. you don’t have to be celebrating Valentine’s Day or anything else, you can make these whenever you want, they’re super easy but did you hear that i’m going on a #hotforfoodbooktour? i am taking a bus across america from new york to philly to LA to san diego to come meet up with you guys! all the hot for foodies in the US of A, i’m so stoked about it all the details i have linked below on hotforfoodblog.com/booktour go check out the dates, when and where i’ll be rsvp to the event nearest to you it’s gonna be a freaking blast, it’s so crazy! i leave on march 7, and i don’t come back until the end of march it’s like i’m a rockstar or something i have a bus, i’m going on a tour and i can’t even believe it, it’s so crazy! so make sure you follow the adventure, #hotforfoodbooktour and @hotforfood and @laurentoyota on instagram. i will be documenting the whole thing, and now i’m creating content for youtube for vlogs and stuff like that so you’ll see everything, i’m gonna talk about it from now until i leave so hopefull you’re not sick of that and the book comes out so soon! vegan comfort classics: 101 recipes to feed your face. go pre order it now, if you pre order it, you’ll have the opportunity to get a free bonus ebook of even more recipes. you have to claim that before the release date of feburary 27. so go do that now, that link is also in the description, always check the description, there’s lot of information there and that’s it from me! i hope you have a lovely dovey Valentine’s Day or Galentine’s Day or what’s another word for that? why is it Galentine’s Day? what about.. i don’t know i’m not that clever i can’t think of anythign i should just go online and look at hashtags. okay that’s it from me! i’m gonna eat all these cookies and drink all this almond milk and just love myself. bye! love you all!