Green tea coconut cookies, how beautiful you are. And seasonally appropriate! Look at the matcha-green cookie coming through the white powdered sugar, like daffodil and crocus shoots growing through the last of the winter snow. I bet they’re tasty, too. Excellent work, Vegan Food Addict!
I told you ginger is the season’s best ingredient! As proof, feast your eyes on our pal Gena Hamshaw’s vegan gingerbread cookies. Simple to make, simpler to eat.
Vegan MoFo: Moroccan Sandcastle cookies! »
Here’s my entry for International Mofo: Moroccan sand cookies from Black and Blanco! These are actually made in NYC but they are totes a Moroccan thing. Though I don’t know if they are traditionally made with chocolate. But survey says: these rule! They aren’t that sweet at all and they are a bit salty but still chocolately so…they are perfect!
Guest Post: Fabe’s Vegan Cookies: Face-Sized Deliciousness! »
I’ve been vegan for the better part of a decade now, and one of the best things about being vegan in the days before plant-based cheeses took over the world (remember? Those were sad, sad times) was monster-sized Alternative Baking Company cookies. Available almost exclusively at health food stores, these cookies reinforced that going vegan didn’t have to mean forgoing baked goods the size of your face.
These days, in the American-sized vegan cookie arena, there are tons of amazing contenders. ABC, who first stole our large, ethical cookie-loving hearts, recently released a line of gluten-free cookies that taste pretty good, but now lots of other big vegan (and xgfx) cookie options include (but are not limited to!): Liz Lovely, The Inspired Cookie, Nana’s, Fabe’s, Sun Flower Baking Company, and, of course, Sarah Brown cookies made by Eat Me!
Fabe’s recently sent me some samples of their various vegan cookie varieties. The chocolate chip (containing gluten) and the macaroon (gluten-free) were pretty solid, but the gluten-free dark chocolate was so delicious! Sweetened with only non-GMO beet juice syrup and palm sweetener, these tasted fudgy yet were still cake-like, far superior to textures I’ve experienced in other gluten-free vegan “cookies,” which were more like chocolate-coated oily Passover buiscuits. Fabe’s aren’t quite as large as some of the other large vegan cookies on the market, but they’ve achieved one of the finest gluten-free vegan textures and mouthfeels I’ve experienced so far in my plant-based-cookie-tasting journey! Definitely worth a try if naturally sweetened gluten-free cookies are your thing.
Vegan Divas: New vegan bakery in NYC! »
If you recall, a few months ago I went to Vegan Divas dessert tasting and had a lovely time. Well guess what? They opened a bakery! Yes, the Upper East Side just got a vegan bakery. Yay richies! Get your vegan on.
They invited me to the opening, promising free desserts and champagne—do they understand me or what? Hint: they understand me. My absolute favorite thing was the baby chocolate cupcakes pictured above. Aren’t they darling (that’s Upper East Side talk!)? And very good. I actually would say their chocolate stuff is their best stuff. It’s always a nice, rich, semi-sweet chocolate that’s not too sugary. Love it. I also like the funny “sand cookies” that are pictured behind the cupcakes. They are funny and I’m not sure everyone would like them. I love them—they are a bit salty, that’s my favorite: salty+sweet.
These donuts are good as well. But all their donuts are baked, not fried, so we’re not talking Ronald’s. Good though. Of course I recommend the chocolate! It’s not surprising their donuts are the baked kind, the whole place is very health-conscious. For those calorie counters, you’ll be excited to find that all the items on the menu include the calorie count next to them—and everything is pretty low. All the ingredients are natural and everything is kosher too. So everybody can eat this stuff! And the prices aren’t bad in my opinion, especially considering the quality of the ingredients.
They don’t just have dessert, they will also be having quiche. I haven’t sampled it yet but I love quiche so I’m excited! And they have juices—see? Healthy stuff! I didn’t try the juice because I didn’t want it to interfere with my champagne intake, but I’m sure it’s good. If you like juice! And it came in cute little glasses. Baby glasses!
Oh the other thing I tried were the peanut butter chocolate chip cookies! They were party favors so I had them at home. I actually had two for breakfast this morning! Yeah, I’m all about health too. The cookies are nice and soft; I don’t like crunchy chocolate chip cookies so that’s perfect for me. They also had oatmeal raisin cookies but I’m allergic to cookies with raisins in them. Ok I’m not exactly allergic but still, raisins better stay away from my cookies.
All in all, a great bakery, especially for the health-conscious set. I’m glad we have another bakery in the city! For you non-NYCers, you can order lots of their products on their site. Bon Appétit! That’s more Upper East Side talk. I’m basically bilingual. Trilingual if you include Philadelphian.
Homemade vegan rainbow Oreos! »
Look at those beauties! From Short and Sweets blog. They’re just brimming with pride! If there’s one thing I like, it’s desserts that are proud of their homosexuality.
And please, nobody make the red dye is from beetles comment. There is plenty of red dye that is not made from bugs. Look it the hell up.
Gluten-free vegan peanut-butter cookies! They look so good! And a “friend”* on Facebook says they’re yummy! Insider tip: consider leaving out the salt! Bam, you’re so ready to make those cookies!
Om nom nom I want them.
*A nice person who was in my writing group for about 3 months 3 years ago. Reliable source, I swear!
The vegan Sarah Brown Cookie! Celebrating the Sarah Browns in the world! »
There’s a good chance you know at least three individuals named Sarah Brown. From the character in Guys and Dolls, to that woman who writes for Vogue, and the Sarah Brown at your work, home, school, gym, or friendly neighborhood juice/lesbian bar, it’s clear: We’re everywhere!
Despite knowing this, I am still, somehow, always surprised to discover another Sarah Brown in the world. We pop out in the least expected places! Prior to shopping at Erewhon yesterday, I didn’t know that there is a Sarah Brown who played Carly on ABC’s General Hospital. This Sarah Brown, who has celiac disease, was so beloved that she provided the inspiration for these gluten-free VEGAN
boobie cookies made by Eat Me Cookies. Can you believe it?!
They tasted delicious, as any Sarah Brown gluten-free vegan cookie should. So far, they’re available in stores throughout Los Angeles, and online. Get yours now, and maybe share them with the Sarah Brown(s) in your life!
Still with the Christmas cookies? Still with the Christmas cookies! These are my mom’s famous nutballs! Veganized! She puts red sprinkles for the vegan ones because she hearts me. As you can see above, we made these once again this year and my mom was like, “did we give your vegansaurs the recipe yet?” And I was like, “I think we did!” Low and behold, flashback to 2009 and you will find it. It’s my dear grandma’s recipe and they are my favorite cookies ever. No one will fault you if you decide to make them now, though the big day has passed. Because they are the greatest cookies ever! And you get to say, “nutballs!”