Thursday, March 6, 2014

Women's Day + Super Chewy Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies

Saturday, March 8, 2014 is International Women's Day and while it's silly to have one day to commemorate women, this year is pretty crucial. Amnesty International is proposing full decriminalization of prostitution. Full decriminalization fosters rape culture and jeopardizes gender equality as well as the basic human rights of all women and girls.  

If you care about gender equality, indigenous rights, child abuse, and human trafficking, please sign this petition. 5000 signatures are needed to present this petition to Amnesty International by March 8th and there are only 1809 currently! Women are people and do not solely exist to fulfill male desire.

What should really be implemented is the Nordic model for prostitution.

Also, if you are in the UK there is a protest happening on March 8th. Details here.

On to the cookies...


These cookies use vegan mayonnaise which weirded us out at first but it really makes them chewy and gooey. They're probably my favourite right now :O


 A crispy exterior makes the gooey centre even more special. A mix of chocolate chunks and chips makes for the perfect chocolaty experience.


These are super gooey when they first come out of the oven but they firm up a bit to be perfectly chew once they've cooled.


Chewy Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies
adapted from Bitter Sweet

Ingredients
1/2 cup vegan mayo
1/4 cup organic sugar cane
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup AP flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
3/4 cup to 1 cup (combined) of chocolate chips and chunks 

Directions
Preheat oven to 350F. Beat the sugars, mayo, and vanilla together in a large bowl. Next, add the flour, baking soda, and chocolate. Mix until everything is incorporated.
Line a baking sheet with parchment or a Silpat and dollop spoonfuls of dough onto the sheet. Keep the cookies-to-be at least 1/2 inch apart. 
Bake for 11- 13 mins.
Enjoy!

4 comments:

  1. Thanks for making me aware of an important issue! I cannot believe that Amnesty International has decided to support & encourage the abuse of women! How horrible!

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    1. Thanks for your concern! It really is horrifying.

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  2. Thanks for the info. Just recently found yr blog and am totally into it. Happy International Women's day!

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    1. Spread the word! We're glad you're digging our blog :) Happy IWD to you too!

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