Monday, November 22, 2010

Toasted Coconut & Chocolate Cookies

So last evening my husband wanted to watch the movie "Predators" so I thought this was the best time to try a new cookie.

Hubby loves coconut so I tried this cookie from '"Vegan cookies invade your cookie jar". The came out great! Not only did my hubby love them but so did both our workplaces! For a simple recipe it came out very lovely and full flavored!

I really recommend this baking book to anyone who loves to make cookies and want some easier recipes that still look great!

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Deluxe Chocolate Brownies

So my husband has a soft spot for brownies, and not just any brownie but a fudgy, rich, moist brownie! In the book "The Joy of Vegan Baking" there is an excellent receipe for this.

These brownies are simple to make and taste amazing! They have applesauce in them to lower the sugar content and it makes them all the more moist. I also add a half a cup of chocolate chips to them for bursts of warm chocolate yumminess!

Needless to say these brownies are now all gone and my husband is quite full. I love them too, much to the detriment of my workout routine, but what's the point of working out without being able to have a few goodies now and then?

Have a great weekend and enjoy a brownie!

Shortbread Cookies with Chocolate Drops

This weekend I wanted to try a new receipe so I thought I would try one from "Vegan Cookies Take Over The World". They are the Shortbread Fudgies and they are a piped cookie.

I had never tried piping before and let's just say I am not expert! It was actually a fun receipe and I enjoyed piping the cookies and then adding the chocolate drops in the middle.

My husband LOVED them, and I adored them as well. I added some almond extract and it just added a bit more of a pop in the flavor.

So try something new and try a piped cookie! I know I will be making these again soon!

Monday, November 1, 2010

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups!

I love chocolate and peanut butter together so much, it's just one of those things that I could eat until the end of time.

"The Kind Diet" cookbook has a great recipe for this and I simply made a few modifications. I changed the graham crackers to oreo cookie crumbs because I love the extra chocolatey flavor.

I brought these goodies into work and they went quick! I got "THESE are vegan?!?!" a lot which always makes me smile. I love showing people vegan goodies can be amazing, not just ok.

I will be keeping these in my aresenal of sweet treats to feed the doubters! Ha!