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    A Vegan Cookie Challenge

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    Lalaloula
    Fri Jun 24, 2011 5:06 pm
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    Hey everyone wave.gif

    A year back or so I finally bought I.C.Moskowitz and T.H. Romero's wonderful book "Vegan Cookies Invade Your Cookie Jar", but so far Ive only made one recipe out of it. I was always too busy and only managed to write a long list of favs that I really want to try out.
    Well, I figured now is as good as any time, so Im challenging myself to make one of the recipes out of their book each week. So far Ive planned 5 weeks ahead, but might continue after that time permitting (Ill be on an internship then, so dunno about my schedule).
    This week Ive tried a real WINNER: Vegan Cowboy Cookies. yummy.gif
    I made my own healthier version in order to be able to eat this more often icon_lol.gif Vegan Cowboy Cookies (Healthy Version)
    Here's a pic of my modified cookies:


    If any of you have a list of vegan cookies to try soon stashed away somewhere, please do join me in this fun challenge. Id luv to read about what you try out and how you like it. icon_biggrin.gif yummy.gif

    Loula
    Lalaloula
    Sat Jul 02, 2011 8:39 am
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    I see youre not so much into cookies... icon_wink.gif

    Anyways, here's the second week's batch.
    Ive posted both the original and my healthified version:
    Vegan Rocky Roads
    Vegan Rocky Roads (Healthy Version)





    Loula
    Studentchef
    Sat Jul 02, 2011 9:02 am
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    Lalaloula, I love cookies. I have a whole cookbook on Zaar just for cookies. Sorry I didn't catch this thread earlier!
    magpie diner
    Mon Jul 04, 2011 6:07 pm
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    Great idea Loula! Just found this post too - I've been a wee bit occupied with the ZWT.

    Those cookies all look fantastic! IF there is a gluten free one in that book that you're planning to post, I could test it out!
    Lalaloula
    Sun Jul 10, 2011 3:57 pm
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    This week I decided to make a classic oatmeal raisin cookie. The healthified version turned out very cake-like and soft with a chewy centre. I really liked that and the taste was awesome with the perfect balance of cinnamon, fruit, oats and vanilla for me. yummy.gif

    Vegan Oatmeal Raisin Cookies
    Vegan Oatmeal Raisin Cookies (Healthy Version)

    Pics of the healthified cookies:



    Loula
    Lalaloula
    Sun Jul 10, 2011 4:01 pm
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    Studentchef and magpie,

    thanks for stopping by and commenting! icon_biggrin.gif Im glad you like the post. icon_biggrin.gif Cookies are just great, arent they? I mean there are so many different varieties, one for every mood so to speak. yummy.gif icon_biggrin.gif
    Do you have any vegan or non vegan favs? Id luv to hear about them!

    Magpie, yes, there are some cookie recipes in the book that are specifically gluten-free, but the great news is that the authors say that you can use any of their recipes with a gluten-free flour mix. They also give their own mix, Ive been meaning to try it out and post it, just haven found the time yet. If youre willing to try it and a recipe or two, Id be happy to post them for you. Cool idea! icon_cool.gif Are there any cookies you like best?
    If I may ask, are you intolerant yourself or just trying to avoid wheat and other grains?

    Loula
    Dreamer in Ontario
    Tue Jul 12, 2011 7:43 pm
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    I have one recipe that I posted for last year's zwt but never got around to trying.

    Swedish Wedding Cookies

    I'm trying to stay away from desserts again now that zwt is over (not always successful) as I've been dieting.
    Lalaloula
    Thu Jul 14, 2011 1:12 am
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    Yum, dreamer, those sound soooo good! Ill include those into my to try file for sure. yummy.gif Thanks for sharing!

    Loula
    magpie diner
    Thu Jul 14, 2011 12:16 pm
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    Hi Loula! I wish I were closer to be able to raid your cookie jar icon_wink.gif

    The gluten-free switch is very recent. The main reason is because of the link between gluten allergies/intolerance and inflamation & asthma (which I have). It can also interfere with your iron absorbtion (& other nutrients), which has been an on-going thing for me. So my naturopath has recommended I give it a solid effort for a few months and see how I feel. I must say, so far I think it is a good thing, I've had fewer asthma flare ups.

    Making that switch hasn't been too difficult for me, I was dabbling in wheat free for a few years since my mum doesn't eat wheat. It gets tricky finding pre-made products or menu items both gluten free & vegan, so finding something to eat at say the school cafeteria has become near impossible! icon_smile.gif More incentive to brown bag it and be prepared with snacks. Like cookies!!

    So I'm game for giving one of the recipes a shot for sure - zmail it over or I'll send you my email.

    I haven't tried to make these gluten free yet, but here are a few faves:
    Fig Smushed-Anise-Almond Cookies
    Vegan Wheat-free Chocolate Chip Cookies
    Vegan Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Nut Cookies
    Basic Vegan Spelt Cookies - Chocolate/Carob Chip
    Steadam2011
    Tue Jul 19, 2011 2:21 pm
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    Well, there are literally thousands (even hundreds of thousands, I would say). So, do you have any specific type of cookie in mind, like say choc. chip, pb, oatmeal, fortune, thumbprint, etc. etc.? It would be helpful to know what you like. icon_smile.gif


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    Lalaloula
    Tue Jul 19, 2011 3:34 pm
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    Hey steadam2011 and WELCOME to the Veg/Vegan forum! icon_biggrin.gif

    Well, I thought this thread could be a place for everyone to share their favourite vegan cookie recipes. Since I decided to try some that I had on my to try list for ages, I thought, Id share that here. Id luv to see what type of cookies you like to bake! icon_biggrin.gif

    Loula
    Lalaloula
    Tue Jul 19, 2011 4:08 pm
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    Im a little late this time, but I made two very yummy recipes on Saturday and thought Id share them here with you again. icon_smile.gif

    Vegan Choc Chip Blondies
    Vegan Choc Chip Blondies (Healthified)



    Vegan Cocoa Tofu Brownies
    Vegan Cocoa Tofu Brownies (Healthified)


    Loula
    Lalaloula
    Tue Jul 19, 2011 4:10 pm
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    Magpie,

    thanks so much for sharing your favs here. They all sound yummy! yummy.gif Ive added them to my to try list. yummy.gif

    Sorry to hear about your health problems. That really sucks! icon_sad.gif But Im glad to hear youre finding a way to getting better! Hang in there! grouphug.gif
    My exams are over on thursday, then Ill compile those recipes and send them over to you, k?

    Loula
    Lalaloula
    Sat Aug 06, 2011 4:00 am
    Forum Host
    Hey guys, Ive made another one. yummy.gif
    This time I made an oatmeal cookie with pb and mmm was it tasty. The healthified version came out cakey, but very, very yummy to me. yummy.gif
    Vegan Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies
    Vegan Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies (Healthier)



    Loula
    Dreamer in Ontario
    Sat Aug 06, 2011 8:44 am
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    I love pnut butter cookies. Your photo looks yummy.gif

    I couldn't see Vegan Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies
    I get an oops msg when I try to open it icon_sad.gif
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