I think this is an important rule in life. And that's why it's important to have a good, easy recipe for chocolate chip cookies. Here is mine. It is based on a recipe I saw on VegWeb, but I've modified it enough that I think I can safely call it my own, including cutting the amount of margarine in half:
1 cup flour
1/2 t baking soda
1/2 t salt
1/4 cup vegan margarine, like Earth Balance
6 T sugar
6 T brown sugar
vegan egg replacer equivalent to one egg (I use Ener-g Egg Replacer)
1/2 t vanilla
1/4 cup soy milk
1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
In one bowl, sift together the flour, baking soda, and salt.
In a mixing bowl combine the margarine, both sugars, vanilla, soy milk, and egg replacer. Beat well with mixer.
Add the dry ingredients and beat again.
Add chocolate chips.
Bake on greased cookie sheet at 350 for 10 minutes.
Serves: about 18 cookies.