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Oatmeal Cookies with Blueberries and Dark Chocolate Chunks

This is the basic soft and delicious oatmeal cookie recipe from the book, with the addition of dried blueberries and dark chocolate, chopped up. This cookie is the canvas for many different possibilities for additions, and sweet delicate blueberries are the perfect complement. If you’ve never had the pleasure of trying dried blueberries, I recommend it. They’re a little on the pricier side, but they’re a wonderful treat and probably my favorite dried fruit.

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Milwaukee’s Vegan Cookies: East Side Ovens

I had this idea where I would spend a weekend finding all the vegan cookies in Milwaukee, taste test them all, and make a blog post about the experience. I decided against it for several reasons:

1. That’s a lot of cookies.
2. That’s a lot of cookies.
3. I’d probably eat them all.
4. That’s a lot of places to hit up in search of vegan cookies, especially relying on the bus system in the winter.
5. That’s a lot of money to spend in one go, all on vegan cookies.
6. There’d be new cookies coming out that I didn’t include, not all varieties offered in one day, etc.

So, I decided to make it an ongoing project that I’ll document in a new segment on my blog, entitled Milwaukee’s Vegan Cookies. If a cookie is a)vegan, b)made in Milwaukee, and c)found at a bakery, health food store, Whole Foods, etc, in Milwaukee, I’m going to find it and put in on my blog. And not just one kind from a Milwaukee establishment or bakery, but every flavor! As a result, I’ll create a collection of delicious Milwaukee vegan cookie photos, the bakery/baker will get a shout out, and I’ll make some cookie recommendations! So if I’m anywhere where there’s baked goods and I see a vegan cookie I haven’t tried yet, I’m buying it.

First up is East Side Ovens, a vegan bakery in the Bayview neighborhood that delivers their goodies all over the city to vegan-friendly places, including my student union, where all the baked goods are vegan and from here. The actual bakery is only open to the public on Saturdays and I have yet to make a visit, so that’s on my to-do list. These are just a couple of their cookie flavors. They definitely have more I have yet to try.

Cranberry Orange Cookies
I got this cookie from Whole Foods way back in August when I first moved here. I was excited by all the vegan options at my fingertips after moving here from a suburb. Thinking back, this cookie had a nice citrus flavor complemented excellently by the tart fresh cranberries baked in. It was just a little bit crumbly.

Oatmeal Raisin
I just got this one today at the student union. I thought it was chocolate chip when I bought it, but took a closer look later and realized it was oatmeal raisin. While not what I expected, the cookie was no letdown.

Okay, this brownie isn’t a cookie, but this is from East Side Ovens, so I thought I’d include it while I’m writing about them.

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Mass Chaos of Variety!

Ginger Cookies, three ways

Turbinado-sugared

Crystallised ginger

Chocolate Covered Crystallised Ginger

Chocolate Covered Crystallised Ginger

Butterscotcho-mania!

Scotchies!

Peanut Butter Butterscotch with Butterscotch Chips and bits of PB Fudge

7-Layer Bars

St. Patty’s Day!
Homemade vegan Bailey’s is the basis of these cookies!

Kolaches and Apricot Fold-overs (recipe courtesy of AsstroGirl!) and Apricot Almond Cookies

Odds ‘n’ Ends

Mexican Wedding Cookies

Cookie Cake!

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Catch-up!

I’ve been really busy/sick lately, but managed to come up with a few recipes in the past week or so. Here’s to catching up with the blog!

Peanut Kiss Cookies

Classic! I use a kiss mold I found at a thrift store in a hershey kiss making kit. The rest of the equipment was useless, but the mold is wonderful!
Peanut Kiss Cookies

Peanut Kiss Cookies

Chewy Candy Cane Chocolate Chip Cookies

A chewy cookie with bits of smashed candy cane and chocolate chips scattered throughout.
Chewy Candy Cane Chocolate Chip Cookies

Caramel Coconut Chocolate Chip Bars

I might need to come up with a new name for these. They are very similar to those chocolate chip granola bars, except more flavorful and a bit softer. So good!
Caramel Coconut Chocolate Chip Bars

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I’ve Gone Nutty! Plus Autumnal Cookies and Some Classic Choco Chippers

Homemade Peanut Butter Cups

Better than Reese’s!
Peanut Butter Cups

Peanut Butter Cups

Makeshift Double Boiler

Sunflower Cookies

I made these up completely from scratch (i.e. just threw a bunch of random ingredients in a bowl, stirred, and baked) and was instantly in love. So surprised they turned out so amazing.

Sunflower Cookies

PBJ Thumbprints

With blueberry jam.
PBJ Thumbprints

Cashew Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies
Cashew Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

Halloween Sugar Cookies
Pumpkin Sugar Cookies

Pumpkin Sugar Cookies

Bakery Style Crispy Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies with a Hint of Maple
Bakery Style Crispy Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies with a Hint of Maple

Bakery Style Crispy Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies with a Hint of Maple

Snickerdoodles
Snickerdoodles

Snickerdoodles