Vegan cookies!

Yes, in this post I’m featuring a non-trail food: vegan chocolate chip cookies!

Though I didn’t have many food drops during my hike, the ones I did were left packed, addressed and unsealed at my parents’ house. My mom would ship them from the post office as I was getting close to each town. She often would pack a treat of some kind, though under strict (half-serious) instructions not to send too much as I would have to carry whatever I couldn’t eat/share! But the treats were always a welcome surprise…

This is one of the best chocolate chip cookie recipes I’ve had, and it is the recipe she used:


  • 2-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup Earth Balance margarine, softened
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Egg Replacer for 2 eggs (Energ-G brand works great)
  • 2 cups (12-ounce package) semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup chopped nuts (optional)


  1. Combine flour, baking soda and salt in small bowl.
  2. Beat butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar and vanilla in large mixer bowl.
  3. Add egg replacer one at a time, beating well after each addition; gradually beat in flour mixture.
  4. Stir in chips and nuts.
  5. Drop by rounded tablespoon onto ungreased baking sheets.
  6. Bake in preheated 375-degree oven for 8 to 10 minutes or until golden brown.
  7. Let stand for 2 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely.



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