Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies
Cherry Almond Cookies
Peanut Butter Blondies
Bonus: Brooklyn Brownie Cupcakes
This week was supposed to be "Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World," which I planned to follow. BUT I went to the library on Saturday to check out the book, only to find they were closed on Friday and Saturday in observance of Lincoln's birthday (c'mon, my cupcakes are important, too!). My next plan was to purchase the book from Barnes & Noble, only to find that they were out of the book. So, my consolation (which really is equally as exciting) was "Vegan Cookies Invade Your Cookie Jar." Since Monday was Valentine's Day and I didn't want to eat three dozen cookies in one week, Chad and I spent Saturday night slaving away in the kitchen baking cookies to share at school.
We started out with the Peanut Butter Oatmeal cookies. The recipe was pretty straight forward and easy to follow. I used a generous scoop of my cookie scoop for each cookie and rolled them in chopped peanuts. There's a lot oats (2 cups!) in the cookies, so they feel a little healthy. They turned out perfectly, crispy on the edges and still chewy on the inside.
That's a whole week in one post! I have to say, the recipes in this book are really easy to follow. I remember when I was first considering going vegan, this was one of the cookbooks that I flipped through (dessert's important, right?!). I don't know what I was expecting, but I was surprised by how simple and basic the ingredients were. All of the recipes I made this week used flax in place of the eggs and oil in place of butter. Even if you're not vegan, the recipes are fun, easy and most important, tasty!