Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Chick O'fucking Stick Chocolate Chip Cookies

Embarassingly out of cocoa powder?  Grind up some Chick O Sticks!

My friend Katie Jayne was in town this past weekend for some vegan pub crawl shenanigans.  Since it was her birthday the weekend before, I decided to bake her a little something special.  While I was at Fred Meyer on an errand, I thought "What can I put in her cookies to make them awesome, since she's so awesome"????? 
Walking past the candy aisle, inspiration hit.  Later that night, Ms. Strawberryrock got to stirring, I got to throwing things in the bowl, and Chick O Stick chocolate chip cookies were born.

If you haven't had this candy before (I hadn't before moving to Portland) - think vegan, think the inside of a freaking Butterfinger bar, think coconut, think picking it out of your teeth but it's still worth it, good.  Both Voodoo and Sweetpea feature treats made with this candy - check out glorious Sweetpea layer cake Kt from Sweetpea made for my birthday last year!

The birth process:


Chick O'Fucking Stick Chocolate Chip Cookies
Adapted from the holy Veganomicon, by Isa Chandra Moskowitz and Terry Romero

2.5-3 cups flour
2/3 cup ground Chick-O-Stick candies (approximately two whole sticks, I ground them in my Magic Bullet)
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt

2/3 cups canola oil
1 1/2 cups sugar
4 teaspoons ground flax seeds

1 spoonful creamy peanut butter
1/2 cup soy milk
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
½ cup to 3/4 cups chocolate chips



Preheat oven to 350 F.

In a large bowl sift together flour, baking soda and salt.

In a separate large bowl mix together oil and sugar. Add the flax, peanut butter, soy milk and vanilla and mix well. 

Fold in the dry ingredients in batches. Use a wooden spoon or your mixer to incorporate the ground Chick o Sticks.  Add more flavor if needed.  Add the chocolate chips gently.

Line baking sheets with parchment paper. Roll dough into 1 inch balls and flatten into a disc that's about 1 1/2 inches in diameter. Place on an ungreased cookie sheet about an inch apart.

Bake for 10-12 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool for about 5 minutes, then set them on a wire rack to cool completely.  
**In reality we should have added a little more flour - so just add more till the dough looks right, duh.**

The proud mixer

Me and Katie Jayne!

Sure, the cookies have melted down candy in them, but that makes them awesome!

19 comments:

bjorkedoff said...

this is maybe my favourite post of yrs ever.

bjorkedoff said...

even though i secretly hate maeve.

VeganCowGirl said...

There are a million reasons why I love this post!!! Not JUST for the title.....awesome!

Erica said...

Aw! M looks so proud of her stirring job!

Monique a.k.a. Mo said...

I love how orange the batter is! Chick o sticks are of the awesome. I need to buy me some, like, now.

LeAnne said...

I've TOTALLY made chick-o-stick cookies before!!! It was before I started my blog, so I never got to show them off! I took them to work and my boss thought I put carrots in them. She told everyone I made chocolate chip carrot cookies.

herbivore said...

ooohhh man. Those look amazing. I haven't even ever had a chick-o-stick. Sure sounds good!

Tami (Vegan Appetite) said...

Never had 'em, but these cookies are absolutely brilliant.

Mary said...

I've got to find that candy! I used to love butterfingers! I want those cookies. Oh man...

Melisser; the Urban Housewife said...

A recipe! Oh, hell yes!

urban vegan said...

I can has chick-o stick???

East Village Vegan said...

Chick-o-sticks. Reminds me of my childhood:) The cookies look great.

sophia said...

you are a fucking GENIUS.

Elyse said...

I've never had chick o'stick, but now I definitely want to try them out. I love the idea of melting them down and putting them into a cookie. Genius! I'm sure these were fabulous bday cookies. Yay!

Wheeler's Crew said...

The cookies look amazing! Great post

strawberryrock said...

Jess, I did so much more than stir. I shaped the cookies! I suggested adding more flour! I put them in the oven, took them out of the oven and removed them from the baking sheet! Sigh!

Sal said...

holy crap, those sound awesome.

Cafe Cyan said...

Dreamy!! I want these cookies NOW!

jrsimon56 said...

Brilliant! I hadn't thought of those in forever...gotta go find some :)