A Librarian Bakes - Rosemary Chocolate Chip Cookies (They’re Vegan Too!)
Welcome to A Librarian Bakes! This blog series will celebrate all of the many cookbooks the library has to offer on our shelves. We will feature a monthly post on a recipe within the library collection, which is then baked and reviewed by the staff at Georgetown. We will focus specifically on baking since, lets be honest, many of us at Georgetown enjoy our dessert! The recipes will be brought in to share at our branch where we’ve got a variety of hungry taste testers! This month we went vegan with a new acquisition on the library shelves Isa Does It!
Isa Chandra Moskowitz is largely known for her blog, Post Punk Kitchen, which features a huge variety of vegan recipes (which make my mouth water, and might make yours too!). She is the author of several vegan cookbooks. Her newest, Isa Does It, is described as offering “flavorful and satisfying vegan meals which one can make from scratch every day, often in 30 minutes or less." Who knew eating vegan could be so easy?
I had gotten a taste of this particular recipe after a holiday cookie swap; I knew I wanted more! My good friend told me the recipe was from Isa’s cooking repertoire and I was excited when I opened up Isa Does It and found not only a great risotto recipe for dinner, but also this amazing Rosemary Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe! The combination of sweet and savory flavors go together in this recipe so well! If you are a fan of rosemary in lemonades or macarons then this recipe is for you.
The preparation is very easy. You'll need to find a few unique ingredients for your baking cabinet for this cookie. Most notably you'll need to add: coconut oil, vegan chocolate chips and flax seed meal. Once you’ve got those ingredients, you’re ready to bake! The cookies did not need any time in the fridge after the preparation and just needed the 10 minutes of suggested baking time. Below are some images from this particular baking adventure and process.
Overall on a scale of ease (1 being easy and 5 being difficult) this particular recipe was a 2, only due to some of the unique ingredients required.
The cookies were well reviewed by our staff and the few I brought in had disappeared by the end of the day. These rosemary cookies are great for those of you starting up a spring herb garden. Remember to check out Isa Does It from DC Public Library!
Stay tuned for our next post from A Librarian Bakes!