Benjamin’s Vegan Sea Salt Dark Chocolate Chip Cookies
This Jewish Food Hero community recipe is Benjamin’s Vegan Sea Salt Dark Chocolate Chip Cookies.Community Recipes is a recurring feature where I ask a community member to share a vegan recipe with us. Benjamin’s Vegan Sea Salt Dark Chocolate Chip Cookies is a comforting vegan version of an American classic recipe.
Tell us about yourself, Benjamin Plante
I’m a clothing designer for a national brand and I’m really passionate about cooking. I went to culinary school on a spur of the moment during my quarter-life crisis. While in culinary school, I also followed my heart and converted to Judaism, a path that I started in my early 20s. As a convert, I’ve had to seek out my Jewish family/identity and food has always played a major role in creating my Jewish community experience.
Benjamin Plante is not a Vegan (and we love him still)
Although he is not a practicing vegan, we love him still! Benjamin makes vegan recipes often and is always looking for inspiration for alternatives to classics that might suit others in his life. He runs a food blog as a way to keep his mother up-to-date on his “daytime drama”.
For him cooking and maintaining a blog are therapeutic – he writes “It’s also cheaper than a therapist”. (As a psychotherapist myself, I say why choose between cooking and psychotherapy?!) Although cooking and baking are therapeutic, psychotherapy is useful during specific moments of our lives. Read this book to learn more about psychotherapy or write to me to discuss.
Benjamin also posts beautiful photos on his Instagram account. His bio reads “Shalom Y’all – Emotionally eating my way through life. All my photos. All my feelings.”
Benjamin’s baking style
Benjamin’s baking can fill a range of psychological and emotional needs: baking when he is hungry; baking to soothe himself with he feels crabby; baking when he is looking for a creative activity.
The best baking happens when he needs all three: to feed himself, to soothe himself and to be creative.
About Benjamin’s Vegan Sea Salt Dark Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe
Benjamin’s Vegan Sea Salt Dark Chocolate Chip Cookies are a vegan-luxe update on the very classic American Chocolate Chip Cookie. This is one of Benjamin’s go-to recipes – making them is methodical (just follow the directions) and relaxing. The end result of Benjamin’s Vegan Sea Salt Dark Chocolate Chip Cookies is a nice treat. Benjamin often bakes and serves cookies because they are simple to make and easy to share.
The cookie recipe that was created by accident
Benjamin’s Vegan Sea Salt Dark Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe came about by mistake. This recipe was a true accident. He was looking for something sweet to make and ravaged his pantry to see what he had on hand. Usually, he likes to plan out whatever adventure he will have in the kitchen but this one just sort of landed in his lap (or his mouth!) He had a range of vegan ingredients leftover from a baking project he had recently wrapped up and voila! Benjamin’s Vegan Sea Salt Dark Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe was born!
Benjamin’s Vegan Sea Salt Dark Chocolate Chip Cookies use the following special ingredients.
If you want to make a gluten-free version of this recipe, Benjamin recommends this gluten-free flour (it is not vegan).
Benjamin’s Vegan Sea Salt Dark Chocolate Chip Cookies have gotten positive feedback from friends, we hope you love them too.
More Jewish Food Hero Community Cookie Recipes + Vegan Challah
Here are some other favorite Jewish Food Hero community recipes.
Jacqueline’s Raw Raspberry Lemon Meltaways are a vegan gluten free treat that are packed with natural, plant-based protein and healthy fat in the form of almond flour and shredded coconut, meaning they will provide longer lasting energy too.
Leah’s Triple-Almond Biscochos are sweet, gluten-free, oil-free and vegan. They are a healthy adaptation of the beloved sephardic Jewish biscochos cookie.
This vegan challah recipe is oil-free and has two surprising (and top secret) ingredients in it. It is delicious modern update to Challah. Download a FREE vegan challah recipe card here.