Adventures of a veg*n.

Sunday, December 17, 2006

Cookie Time!

Well, today was Christmas cookie day! Here's the spread:

Candy canes
Chocolate crinkles
Chocolate-peppermint pinwheels (courtesy of Alton Brown)
Finnish ribbon
*Gingerbread men (from LDV)
*Oatmeal-raisin (from LDV)
Peanut butter kisses
*Pecan sandies (adapted from Martha Stewart)

* = vegan

The happy bakers.. sister and me!

I really like the gingerbread men from La Dolce Vegan! I've made them before.. they're pretty awesome. The oatmeal-raisin cookies, on the other hand, were sort of a disappointment. I guess I was in bake mode and just did what the recipe said.. not realizing they have no spices! So I just mixed some cinnamon and nutmeg with a little sugar and sprinkled it on before putting them in the oven, and they actually turned out well!

I don't think it would have been hard to veganize the other cookies, but my family didn't see why we should.. these are for gift plates.. and I didn't really plan on eating them so.. it doesn't matter. But it was a fun day!

Oh yeah.. in other news.. my sister decided to go veg(etarian!) And my older brother (her twin, coincidentally) is also considering it! :-P


Johanna3 said...

love the photo, so many cookies, this is COOKIE PARADISE :)

im happy aboput your sis and brother :)

Dori said...

Nice spread of cookies, very festive!

VeganCyclist said...

OH wow. those are THE BEST lookin' cookies EVER!

Kati said...

Cookie paradise indeed! Baking cookies is one of my favorite holiday traditions, and those peanut butter kisses (we called them "peanut blossoms") were made in my house EVERY year.

Kati said...

p.s. congrats to your sister (and possibly brother) for taking the plunge! :D

raising_kahne said...

Wow. I might have to try the pacan cookies, I used to love the ones from the store when I was younger. All these look great. It's great wbout your sister and brother! Great job on being a great example!

Nikki said...

Cookies and converting family. Does life get any better? :)

Johanna3 said...

Have a great holidays!

Vivacious Vegan said...

You have certainly been very busy. All the cookies look so delicious! I'm so glad your sister has decided to go veg. You were a great influence.