Rosewater Lemonade and “Quick and Easy Vegan Bake Sale”

I had leftover frosting from the Chocolate Rosewater Lemonade Cupcakes my friend Laurie and I made yesterday, so of course I needed to make something else to employ the rest of the frosting, which turned out to be fluted shortbread rounds with frosting piped on, sandwiched together. Delicate and flavorful.
I totally drank the prop after this shoot. Rosewater lemonade with strawberry garnish.

P.S. The Facebook fan page now has over 400 fans/likes! Join if you haven’t, and invite! Yay!

I’d also like to mention that later this summer I will be testing some cookie recipes from Carla Kelly’s upcoming book, Quick and Easy Vegan Bake Sale, which will be hitting the shelves in Spring 2011!

Click here to become a fan of her book on facebook!


Vegan Bake Sales for Haiti

Adorable Bleeding Heart Sandwich Cookies

Hey everyone,

Isa made a blog post about vegan bake sales for Haiti going on around the country. Check out the list to see if there’s one near you, then go support them or see if you can bake, make fliers, or do anything else to help out:

If there isn’t one where you live, find people in your area interested in setting one up and make it happen!: http://theppk.com/blog/2010/01/14/how-to-put-together-a-bake-sale-fast/
(A Milwaukee one may be in the works, so keep checking back here, Facebook, the PPK, etc)

Also, buy a shirt from Herbivore! $15 plus $3 shipping, all proceeds go to groups providing aid to those in Haiti: http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=4960724&id=28960860699&ref=mf




Dark Chocolate Truffle Cookies

These are super unique with hints of secret flavors.

Chocolate Nut Florentines

Almond Butter Cookies



Oreo Cookie Cookies

Oreo cookies, in cookies!

Peanut Butter Cup Cookies

The same idea, but with the famous peanut butter cups.

Day of Silence Cookies

Dare I communicate that these left people speechless?

Cashew Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

Classic and delicious!

Zesty Coconut Lime Mexican Wedding-like hybrid cookies

I invented these for a Spanish class party and they are coconut hater-approved!

Espresso Shortbread


Peanut Butter Molasses Cookies

A Garrick creation.

Cutesy Fruitsy Raspberry Almond Sandwich Cookies

I’m starting to make super creative titles for cookies. This one may be a little too cutesy, but I try. The name is fitting though!


Bars, Drinks, ‘n’ Cookie Cakes

Hi, everyone! We’re still alive! But pretty busy with getting new recipes up and welcoming in the new testers. Here’s what I’ve come up with lately:

Orange Vanilla Cream/Dreamsicle Bars

These are the bar of a dream, a pastel orange surreal dream! They’re perfectly delicate.

No-Bake Date Oat Bars

Root Beer Float Cookies

Mexican Hot Chocolate Cookies

The drink is now in cookie form! These are chocolate-y and cinnamon-y with a hint of spicyness.

Magical Floating Margarita Cookies

Because they will sweep you off your feet. Or just because they look like they’re floating a little in this photo.

Art Show Cookie Cake made for art show

Peace Cookie Cake

This is actually a cookie cake cake. There’s a chocolate cake underneath the cookie and frosting!


Nutter Butters and Peanut Butter Cups!


“Real” Nutter Butters are vegan, but homemade is even better! These are crispy and peanut buttery like the real thing, but have more flavor and no hydrogenated oils or preservatives.

Nutter Butters

Nutter Butters

Peanut Butter Cups

(I’m going to post the recipe here soon! The ratio of filling to chocolate is a little off, so once that is fixed, the recipe will be here.)

Peanut Butter Cups

Peanut Butter Cookie Crumbles

These would be delicious atop ice cream or as a pie crust. I used them in the peanut butter cups, but I thought it added a bit too much of a crunch, so I prefer using graham crackers.
Peanut Butter Cookie Crumbles


Thanksgiving Cookies!

So I did not go all out this Thanksgiving. I made a couple of batches of cookies to bring to my grandma’s and that was that.
I made the Autumn Clouds Pumpkin Cookies (not pictured) and Candy Cane Oreos! The oreos were enough work and I was exhausted.

Candy Cane Oreos

Candy Cane Oreos

Candy Cane Oreos

The day after Thanksgiving was a ton of fun. I went to Fur Free Friday in Chicago with a few friends and it was awesome! Very cold, but lots of fun. I haven’t found many photos from the protest yet, but I’m sure they’ll be up soon.