Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Vegan MoFo, Day 3: Chocolate Cookies and Vanilla Nut Ice-Box Cookies



What is that saying..."nothing says lovin' like something from the oven?" I want to kiss whoever came up with that.

Ladies and gentlemen, I should admit that I have a thing for cookies. (I'm even eating cookies for breakfast right now. I'm a rebel!) Seriously, one of the happiest moments I had becoming vegan almost 3 years ago was finding out that Oreo's were "accidentally" vegan.

The following are two cookie recipes made solely from ingredients I had on-hand. I altered the Vanilla Nut Ice-Box Cookie recipe to be a fourth of what Mrs. Adams called for since I had exactly that amount of brown sugar and walnuts already.


Chocolate Cookies
adapted from Meatless Meals, page 77
makes 25--supplies starch, sugar, and fat

1/2 cup vegan butter
1 cup sugar
1 "egg" of Ener-G egg replacer
2 squares unsweetened dark chocolate, melted
1/4 tsp salt
2 1/4 cups AP flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/4 cup soymilk
optional: 1/2 cup chopped nuts or coconut (omitted from my cookies)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Cream the butter and sugar together. Add "egg" and melted chocolate and mix. Sift flour, baking powder, and salt together in a separate bowl. Add nuts/coconut, if using. Add milk and flour to chocolate mixture and stir to combine. From here, you can either form the mixture into a log shape and chill it, then slice into rounds and bake. Or you can form them into balls, flatten then into cookie shape, and bake for about 10 minutes.


{moist and chewy...*slobber*}


Vanilla Nut Ice-Box Cookies
adapted from Meatless Meals, pages 77
makes12-14 (I quartered the original recipe. no need for 72 cookies!)--supplies starch, sugar, and fat

1 cup AP flour, sifted
3/4 tsp baking powder
pinch of salt
1/4 cup vegan butter
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 "egg" of Ener-G egg replacer
1/4 cup nut meats (I used walnuts), chopped
1/4 Tbsp vanilla
1/4 cup soymilk, or as needed

Sift flour, baking powder, and salt together in a bowl. In a separate bowl, cream the butter and sugars together. Add the "egg," nuts, and vanilla to the butter/sugar mixture. Add flour mixture gradually. Add soymilk as needed (mixture was kind of dry). Roll into a log shape about 1 1/2" in diameter, wrap in parchment paper, and chill in the refrigerator overnight or until hard enough to slice. Cut into 1/4-1/2" slices and bake on a greased baking sheet at 400 degrees F for 11-13 minutes. (I baked mine 15 minutes, and they were a little crunchier.)



 
{rolled, chilled, and ready to go}

 
{best served with a glass of your choice of alt-milk for dunking}

 
{the walnuts made the cookies taste extra-buttery}

 
{cookies are my kryptonite}

Do you like cookies? Or are you more of a cake or pie person? Those are also coming up in future weeks!


Jes

VMF Day 3 2011: Soup's On!
VMF Day 3 2010: Hardy-Har and Get Ready to Implode...

6 comments:

  1. I love cookies and these are some awesome recipes. Thanks for sharing.

    ReplyDelete
  2. Neat! Can't wait to give this a try!

    ReplyDelete
  3. Oreos are only vegan in the US, I think - they've got milk in them over here. Disappointed is not the word! Luckily most bourbon biccies are vegan, so there's no going without!

    Love the idea of ice box cookies!

    ReplyDelete
  4. Oh no! I couldn't imagine...at least you have other delicious cookies readily available :)

    ReplyDelete
  5. Yum! I love cookies! The ice box ones look especially perfect.

    ReplyDelete
  6. I enjoy looking through a post that will make people think.
    Also, many thanks for permitting me to comment!

    Feel free to visit my page :: Wiesenburg / Mark Wahlen

    ReplyDelete