Oatmeal Cream Pies

Take that, Little Debbie.


Some new cookies… [and a recipe]

Hello everyone!
I’ve finished the cookie inventing and writing parts of this project, so keep checking back for updates on the book in the near future!

In the meantime, click here to look at the full collection of cookie photos.
And if you haven’t friended vegan cookies on MySpace yet, here it is!

As promised, some recent creations:

Vanilla Sandwich Cookies

Super Cute Turtle Cookies

Chocolate and Vanilla Jam Thumbprints

And a recipe! All the posts in which I include recipes are tagged with “recipe” under the “category” headline on the right of the screen. Here they all are: https://vegancookies.wordpress.com/category/recipe/

Chocolate Thumbprints
Makes 18 cookies

Aww, thumbprint cookies are so cute. With a fudgy texture and deep chocolate flavor, these are not your average thumbprint cookie. You can use any kind of jam you like. Of course they’re good with your typical strawberry or raspberry jam, but there are so many possibilities like peach or blueberry!

1/3 cup canola oil
2/3 cup sugar
1/4 cup soy milk
3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon almond extract

1 1/4 cups flour
1/2 cup cocoa powder
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/8 teaspoon salt

3-4 tablespoons jam, your choice

Preheat oven to 350°F.

In a medium-sized bowl, mix the oil, sugar, soy milk, and extracts.
Sift in the flour, cocoa, baking powder, and salt and stir until completely mixed. Add a bit more flour if the dough looks wet.

Shape into tablespoon-sized balls and place on a lightly oiled or parchment-lined baking sheet (do not flatten) and bake for 9 minutes.

Remove from oven and using your thumb, press into each cookie, making a thumbprint. Put about 1/2 teaspoon jam on each cookie. Return to the oven and bake for 3 more minutes.

Transfer to a wire rack to cool and enjoy!


Nuts, Oats, Chocolate, and Caramel

Soft Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies
Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

Cranberry Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Peanut Butter Cookies

This was an interesting idea I couldn’t let go of and they turned out fantastic!
Cranberry Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Peanut Butter Cookies

Chewy Caramel Pecan Cookies
Chewy Caramel Pecan Cookies

Mini Chip Snowball Cookies
Mini Chip Snowball Cookies


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


An Interesting Experiment. Don’t Try This at Home…

…or anywhere else!

Let me preface this post by saying this was a complete joke and I have no intention of putting this recipe in the book.

As I said on the PPK forums, the conversation went something like this:

“…cookies inspired by drinks for the book”
“Bloody mary cookies!!”
“Ew, that sounds terrible!!”
“I know, but I’m going to do it!”

And I did.

Here it goes!

Bloody Mary Cookies

The “recipe”.
Bloody Mary Cookies

The ingredients
Bloody Mary Cookies

Wet ingredients, mixed.
Bloody Mary Cookies

Adding the spices and such.
Bloody Mary Cookies

Bloody Mary Cookies

Bloody Mary Cookies

The end result
Bloody Mary Cookies

The “advertisement”.
Bloody Mary Cookies


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.