I'm a 19 year old vegan who lives at home with her very picky, very carnivorous parents. I'm on a low sodium diet for medical reasons, I recently became unemployed and very poor, I live about two hours outside of Los Angeles in a town where vegans just don't exist knowingly alongside society, and i'm discovering new food allergies almost daily.
My goal? Create vegan friendly food that doesn't rob the bank, doesn't kill me, and still tastes awesome.
Although I will try to post as many original recipes as possible, sometimes I will reblog other vegan Tumblrs or post from other recipe blogs with notes on how I modified said recipe to fit my needs. Please always check the source link on the bottom.
Preheat oven to 350° F. Lightly grease a large cookie pan
In a small bowl whisk together flour, baking soda, baking powder and cinnamon.
With your mixer (or an energetic spoon) cream together shortening, sugar, salt and apple cider, until light and fluffy.
Beat in applesauce, two tablespoons at a time.
Add vanilla and mix well.
Gradually add flour mixture to the shortening/applesauce mixture. Mix until just combined.
Refrigerate for about an hour. (This was only a suggestion in the other recipe but the dough kept sticking to my hands so badly that it was actually interfering with inserting the butterscotch)
Scoop out cookie dough ball about the size of a walnut. (I used a rounded cookie scoop-full. My scoop holds about a Tablespoon.) Flatten the ball of dough slightly in the palm of your hand. Press the butterscotch piece into the center of your dough and seal the dough around it, covering it completely. Place on cookie sheet.
Bake 12-14 minutes, or until very lightly browned around the edges, make sure not to over bake! Wait until almost completely cool before digging in. I was too anxious and the melted butterscotch ended up burning my tongue. :(
Yield: about 2 dozen large cookies (as shown) or 4 dozen small cookies.