Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Holiday Cookies!

I baked about 7 dozen cookies today, mostly for my mom's co-worker's at Macy's. She is trying to go vegan and wants to show her friends that vegan cookies don't taste like raw tofu! :p

Before I went vegan, my boyfriend Allen and I went to this vegan freindly grocery store in our city called Ellewood Thompson. We bought a vegan cookie and it was kinda gross, it actually did kind of taste like tofu, I can't remember the brand. It was a health food cookie though, and the cookies I just made are neither healthy, nor healthy tasting. They just taste like any other holiday cookie! They're delicious!!

Classic sugar cookies, here's a link to the recipe: http://vegweb.com/index.php?topic=13544.0

(I looove this website by the way. There's a vegan recipe for EVERYTHING!)
The icing is simple, just stuff I had laying around the house. A couple tablespoons of vegan margarine (Smart Balance Light), a whole lot of powdered sugar, and a splash of vanilla soy milk. Mix it all together and keep adding the sugar until it's the right consistency.

Chocolate chip cookies! These are some of the best cookies I've ever had. They taste like those
Tollhouse "break and bake" cookies except a lot better, because they're homemade and vegan! Soooo good!

The recipe is from Isa Chandra Moskowitz's cookbook "Vegan with a Vengeance." I got a copy at my local library, but I would like to own a copy, it's a really great cookbook. (I also really want her cookbook, "Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World!")

If you only ever make one type of cookie for the rest of your life it should be these. Go out and get that book!

Sparkled Ginger Cookies! From the same cookbook as the chocolate chip cookies. They have turbinado sugar on the top which makes them "sparkle," and they are the only chewy ginger cookies I've ever had. They're not hard at all, and they're very good!

It was so fun being able to bake all day, Winter break is the best! No school, no obligations, and DELICIOUS VEGAN COOKIES!!


  1. yuuuuuuuuuuuuum!!!!!!!!!!!! <3 looks delicious!

  2. I'll save some for you for friday! <3