1/2 C Earth Balance Margarine (or other vegan margarine that is good enough for baking), softened
1 1/3 C organic brown sugar
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
2 tsp espresso powder
1 TB vanilla extract
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 C of water mixed with 4 TB of soymilk powder (I use Soya Powder in a yellow can.... I imagine that 1/2 C of soymilk would be fine, too)
2/3 C Dutch Processed Cocoa Powder
2 very heaping TB black cocoa powder
1.5 C unbleached all purpose flour
1/2 C raisins
1/2 C chopped pecans or walnuts
1 C semi-sweet chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350. Line a baking sheet (or two!) with parchment paper.
In a large bowl, cream Earth Balance, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, espresso powder, vanilla, and salt until fluffy and completely mixed.
Add water/soy mixture, and mix well. Sift in cocoa powders, and mix until smooth.
Add flour, and mix well. The mixture will be hard to work with, but if you keep mashing it together with a fork, it will all mix eventually. Add raisins, nuts, and chocolate chips.
Using a tablespoon or a 1-TB cookie scoop (VERY recommended!!!) drop by tablespoonfuls onto the parchment paper, about 15 cookies per sheet.
Bake for 10 to 12 minutes (when you can smell the cookies in the kitchen, they'll be almost done!).
Remove from oven, and let cool in pan for 5 minutes. Remove from pan and let cool on racks.