If you’ve been vegan for a while, chances are that you’ve eaten your share of disappointing brownies. Either it’s cake that’s masquerading itself as a brownie, or something that is closer to fudge. Brownies are tricky, and not only because there are as many ideas of what makes a perfect brownie as there are people who eat brownies. For me, the perfect brownie is chewy, richly chocolaty, has a shiny, crackly top and won’t be confused for either fudge or cake. In short, it’s this brownie….
These vegan chocolate chip marshmallow cookies are so freaking perfect. Chewy cookie, crispy edges, chunks of chocolate and pockets of melted sticky marshmallows. Irresistible hot out of the oven, but also mouth watering when fully cooled. It’s Mother’s Day this Sunday, and I have to dedicate this recipe to my mom. Chocolate chip cookies are her favorite treat, and I can’t look at a one without thinking of her! Wish I was able to eat a cookie or three with you on this Sunday Mom!
I didn’t grow up eating marshmallows, because I was raised vegetarian and there were no vegetarian marshmallows when I was a kid. Instead at campfires I had to eat plain Hershey’s chocolate (bleh) and dry graham crackers. At some point during my childhood my mom found gelatin-free marshmallow fluff, and she was so excited to share the experience of s’mores with us. All of us kids hated it. It was processed and chemically tasting, and super duper sweet (which, of course, is expected, as marshmallows are mainly sugar). And on top of that, we didn’t have nostalgia driving any desire for s’mores. My poor mom was only trying to enjoy a special treat from her childhood with us!