Friday, January 1, 2016

AfroVeganChick Turns 4 With "Jem & The Holograms" Chocolate Chip Pecan Cookies

Truly, truly outrageous moment with "Jem and the Holograms" in sweet dessert form.
"Hey babe, I've got my eye on you!"
Yes! I'm jamming to a fan favorite "Jem and the Holograms" tune on this wonderful New Year's Day and purposely forgetting that live-action garbage fodder I had no stomach to watch! Thanks to Cagriaboyu on Youtube for having a playlist of every Jem/Misfits song in aired order. It's the perfect way to kick off another consecutive veganism filled year-- the fourth to be exact. The fourth is with me (ummm I watched Star Wars recently so....).
I must extend my gratitude to a sincerely kind vegan pal who tagged me in a story about Sweet Inc's "Jem and the Holograms" cookie cutters. I bought them months ago, but today was the first time I've tested turning the super fashionable 1980's empowering girl group into edible treats.
The recipe makes five swoon-worthy, irresistibly delicious warm chocolate chips and crunchy pecans colossal cookies. Like a pop music dream come true. One can make cookies smaller or substitute different nuts (walnuts or almonds). Just know that chocolate chips and pecans have a major thing together-- like Jem/Rio (or is that Jerrica/Rio) and Anthony/Shana. 

Get the hottest animated female band for $8 each at Sweet Print Inc.
The AfroVeganChick with a cookie smorgasbord.
I celebrate my veganversary happy and blessed over the joy of people reading and commenting. I am extremely grateful. Never knew AfroVeganChick would become influential, let alone inspire.
A huge, tremendous thanks to all visitors who read, laugh, share, and support via here and on the social media sphere. It means the whole world. 
I look forward to continue inventing recipes, posting eating out vegan adventures, championing art/black culture, and everything else that happens along the way. Look for a new header to finally happen-- with a new cute little duckling to be involved. I love ducks. And kittens. Hints.

Chocolate Chip Pecan Cookies Ingredients and Preparation

3 cup flour
1 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup coconut oil, melted
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup almond milk
1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
1/2 cup chocolate chips
1/2 cup pecans, crushed

Mix flour, sugar, baking soda, and salt together.
Blend coconut oil, vanilla, and almond milk.
Combine wet with dry.
Add apple cider vinegar.

Add chocolate chips and pecans. Stir evenly. Refrigerate for 3-4 hours. When ready, preheat oven to 350 degrees. On a board, sprinkle extra flour. Take a fist full of dough and lay it on flour. Do not place too much pressure on cookie cutter. Light effort is good. Carefully place each cookie on an ungreased nonstick baking sheet.
Chocolate chip pecan Aja.
Top: Raya and Shana. Bottom: Jem and Kimber-- the Benton Sisters.
Hi Shana! Bake the cookies for 10-11 minutes.
They're a little flour-ly still, but quite edible. Have to make them look prettier next time.
The girls are all ready.
Shana and the "Black is Beautiful" mug from the Studio Harlem Museum gift shop. Perfect pairing.
The guilt fills my soul as I eat up Shana, but oh how those melted mouthwatering chocolate chips healed the pain.