Take that, Little Debbie.
Take that, Little Debbie.
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!
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/
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!
“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.
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 Cookie Crumbles
…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!
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.
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.