Plant-based Anything Goes Cookie Dough

Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 10 minutes
Makes: 30 cookies

Ingredients:

  • ½ cup (125 mL) Becel Original margarine
  • 1 ¾ cups (425 mL) all-purpose flour
  • ½ tbsp (7 mL) cornstarch
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) baking powder
  • ½ tsp (2 mL) baking soda
  • ¾ cup (180 mL) granulated sugar
  • ¼ cup (60 mL) unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) soy milk
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) vanilla extract
  • 2/3 cup (150 mL) mix-ins (e.g. dried fruit, dark chocolate chunks, nuts, seeds)

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C). Line baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Combine flour, cornstarch, baking powder and baking soda in medium bowl; set aside.
  3. Beat margarine and granulated sugar using electric mixer until light and creamy. Beat in applesauce on low speed for about 2 minutes or until blended. Beat in soy milk and vanilla.
  4. Gradually add in flour mixture and beat until just combined, scraping down sides of bowl occasionally (do not overmix). Fold in your choice of mix-ins. Refrigerate dough 30 minutes or until chilled.
  5. Drop by tablespoonfuls on prepared baking sheet 2 inches (5 cm) apart. Bake 10 minutes or until edges are golden. Cool 5 minutes on wire rack; remove cookies from pan and cool completely.