Sunday, 8 February 2015

Recipe Round-Up: Vegan Cookies Invade Your Cookie Jar

MOAR cookies! This time from Vegan Cookies Invade Your Cookie Jar by Isa Chandra Moskowitz and Terry Hope Romero. Let's dig in.

Chocolate Fudgy Oatmeal Cookies: I made these as a get better gift, and they were a huge success. Oats, chocolate chip and dried fruit (I used raisins) are mixed into a rich, chocolatey dough. The recipe said it made two and a half dozen, I made a half batch and got 19 cookies using an Australian tablespoon as the cookie scoop.
Rating: :)

Chocolate Fudgy Oatmeal Cookies

Chocolatey Crinkle Cookies: These are AMAZING. Like a cookie and a brownie had a baby! The rolled around in a sugary snow. Do I need to say anymore? I think not.
Rating: :D

Chocolatey Crinkle Cookies

City Girl Snickerdoodles: I had never heard of snickerdoodles until I got American cookbooks, and now I love them. This is my favourite recipe. It said it makes two dozen cookies but I get closer to thirty using Australian tablespoons to scoop, and they are big cookies! I have also made these cookies for Christmas using sugar and crushed up candy canes for the coating. Rating: :D

City Girl Snickerdoodles

Tahini Lime Cookies (GF variation): One of the great things about this book as that they include their own GF flour mix, which you can use in almost any of their recipes (they give instructions for adjusting the ratio as well). These tahini and lime cookies are an unusual combination, but are very nice, though they did turn out a little dry. Yes, that does appear to be some cat fur on a cookie.
Rating: :)

Tahini Lime Cookies (GF)

Cranberry Almond Cookies: These were meant to be Cherry Almond Cookies, which I would have preferred, but dried cherries are insanely expensive and hard to find around my parts. They still worked out very nice with cranberries!
Rating: :)

Cranberry ('Cherry') Almond Cookies

Peanut Butter Crisscrosses: Classic peanut butter cookies. I made a half batch and they made about 15 smallish cookies (the full recipe says it makes 2 dozen).
Rating: :)

Peanut Butter Crisscrosses

Caramel Pecan Bars (with Salted Variation): This is very sweet and very sticky, and is also quite popular at bake sales. It makes a big pan (9 x 13 inch) of bars so it is easy to make half regular and half as the salted variation (which just involves sprinkling fleur de sel on the hot bars when they are out of the oven).
Rating: :)

Caramel Pecan Bars

Magical Coconut Cookie Bars: These are amazing, sweet and delicious. A digestive biscuit crust (because we don't have graham crackers here) with coconut caramel and then topped with chocolate chips, flaked coconut and pecans. So yum! I actually ended up using coconut cream because I had some left over rather than coconut milk, which worked fine.
Rating: :D

Magical Coconut Cookies

NYC Black and White Cookies (GF variation): The cookies didn't spread very much on their own, I had to push them down so they didn't turn out like scones, I am not sure if that is due to the GF version or if that is something that would happen with the regular one as well. Anyway, they turned out quite a bit thicker than I expected. The icing is very, very sweet.
Rating: :)

NYC Black and White Cookies (GF)

Ooh La Las (GF variation): Many of these cookies I have made for bake sales or similar events. One bake sale I made some gluten free vegan oreos and everyone was happy! The GF variation worked really well here, and they turned out very tasty and very cute. I made a half batch, which made 18 cookies. I have yet to be able to find black cocoa, so I just used regular cocoa. The filling was quite remarkable, as it did turn into that sort of dry but sticky filling exactly like what is in an oreo!
Rating: :)

Ooh La Las (GF)

Cute Kitty Photo of the Post


Honey is a kitty who comes into boarding sometimes, I think I have posted her photo before, she loves to lie flat on her back with her belly in the air. This time, she also adopted this graceful pose, which apparently is the best way to groom your back legs!


  1. I'm going to make those chocolate crinkle cookies right now! Even though it's 40 degrees today. We really need something sweet in the house and they look so good.

  2. I love that book and have made quite a lot of the recipes. The cherry and almond are one of my faves as well as the gingerbread biscotti and the chocolate chai cookies. I've never made snicker doodles though and your pic looks lovely so I'll have to give them a try next.

  3. I love your cookbook reviews - it inspires me to give my books some more love! I have not made any of the cookies you've featured here - I must always do the same ones! PB pillows and mexican hot choc snickerdoodles are two of my faves :)

  4. Darn all of these cookies look so good! The Tahini-Lime cookies look very interesting to try, and I love that they include their own GF flour mix…pretty versatile for everything! The caramel pecan pies look incredible…everything’s making me super hungry!

  5. Oh yes! Cookies! MOAR cookies! I've never tried the Ooh La Las cookies, but I've always wanted to. The filling sounds heavenly!

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