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Living with roommates is hard. Like, really hard. Sometimes, they fill the sink with dirty dishes and take forever to clean them. Sometimes, they don’t do their portion of the chores and the bathroom ends up going weeks without being cleaned. Seriously, three girls with longish hair and one tiny bathroom? I assure you, it gets nasty. Sometimes, they don’t replace commonly use items as quickly as you’d like and you just need olive oil, damnit!! How am I suppose to make popcorn without olive oil!!
Yeap. Living with roommates can be hard.
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Know what can help? Taking deep breaths and reminding yourself that you being the only person in the house putting the toilet on the roll is not the end of the world. You gotta pick your battles, you know?
And if things are still tense in the house? Make cookies. No seriously, make cookies and then share them with your roomies when they’re still warm. Because who can seriously be mad while they are eating soft cookies with gooey chocolate?
Just, you know, make sure you clean up your dishes after you’re done baking.
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The Fluffiest, Softest Chocolate Chip Cookies 
veganized from Apple A Day
makes approximately 20 with a standard cookie scoop
Ingredients: 
3/4 c. unsalted vegan butter, such as Earth Balance
3/4 c. brown sugar 
1/4 c. granulated sugar 
1 Ener-G egg 
2 tsp. vanilla extract 
2 c. all purpose flour 
2 tsp. cornstarch 
1 tsp. baking soda 
1/2 tsp. salt 
1 c. vegan chocolate, I used Enjoy Life Chocolate Chunks (see my original post on alternatives and where to find vegan chocolate)
 
Directions:
1.  Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
2.  In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, cream together butter and sugars until fluffy and light in color. Add Ener-G egg and vanilla and blend in.
3.  Mix in flour, cornstarch, baking soda and salt. Stir in chocolate chunks.
4.  Using a standard-sized cookie scoop or tablespoon, drop dough onto a prepared baking sheet.  Bake for 8-10 minutes, until barely golden brown around the edges.  (do NOT cook longer then 10 minutes. The tops won’t brown and they may look slightly undercooked but that’s ok. They will continue to cook on the pan.)
5.  Let cool, on the sheet, on a wire rack for five minutes.  Remove from baking sheet and let cool completely.
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I can not express how much I love these cookies. They are hands down one of the best chocolate chip cookies to come out of my kitchen, second only to the mint chocolate chip cookies my mom and I make. The chocolate chunks are really a must. They elevate the cookie from a 10 to an 11. In fact, when faced with making a bunch of new cookies for the coming week, I really just wanted to make these again. And then hoard them all. And not share any.
Seriously, go make these cookies and report back to me so we can gush about how good they are.
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