Thursday, 2 July 2009

choc-chip and coconut biscuits for in-flight nomming

D is heading off to a conference tomorrow, so I baked these for in-flight nomming. They will possibly (POSSIBLY) also be for sharing with D's colleagues, but although I baked two containers worth, it's a long flight, the biscuits might not all survive for arrival.

pillars of cookies

choc-chip and coconut biscuits

Be careful not to overbake these! They should be slightly golden on the base of the sides. They will still be soft when you pull them out, this is okay because they harden a little as they cool.

2/3 tsp ground linseed
1 and 1/3 tsp hot water
third of a cup of nuttelex/marg
2 chinese soup spoons of apple sauce
1/2 cup castor sugar
1 cup raw sugar
1 tbl hot water
half teaspoon vanilla essence
2 tbl soy milk
2 and a half cups of plain flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup choc chips
one third of a cup of coconut flakes

Combine linseed and water. Leave to sit for ten minutes, then stir well for about five minutes. In a large bowl, beat together linseed and water mixture with applesauce, nuttelex, castor sugar and raw sugar. Mix well, then stir through vanilla essence, hot water, and soy milk.

In a smaller bowl, combine flour, baking soda, and salt. Mix into the liquid mixture, then add choc chips and coconut flakes. Mix until they're all well combined.

Roll into balls of about three centimetres in diameter, and dollop onto lined or greased baking trays. Keep the balls at least three centimetres apart from one another.

Bake at 195C for about fourteen or fifteen minutes.

choc chip and coconut cookies


Anonymous said...

*begs D not to eat them all...*

Ricki said...

These look fabulous! Do you know where I can get a job alongside D? ;)

PS--is your linseed our flaxseed?

steph said...


Ricki, yeah, as far as I know linseed = flaxseed.

Miss T said...

They look perf! Golden, big hunk'a'chunks of chocolate, and chewy without being gnawy. Totally better than plane offerings.

steph said...

Miss T, these choc chips were great! They're from a local grocer in Perth, and I was very surprised they were vegan! They're expensive but sometimes a choc chip biscuit deserves a good chocolate!

Anonymous said...

I'm happy to report that some of these survived the flight, and the one I ate was delicious! :-)

steph said...

@Will: hooray!