Traditional, but vegan, Pizzelles

Hello everyone,

FullSizeRender_5You may have guessed that my kitchen is rather small based on my photos and crafty use of angles. That means I am a strong advocate against kitchen appliances that are single use. I can justify a Vitamix Blender because I use it all the time – for soups, for chopping nuts, for baking, etc. However, I do not own a toaster because all it does is toast, and I can do that on my 2-Burner Reversible Griddle. (Side note, at first I was deeply opposed to getting a griddle, but I have to say, we use it all the time. I love it! It makes sautéing veggies a breeze, and is perfect for grilling sandwiches, too).

Well, all that didn’t stop me from finally cracking and purchasing my very own pizzelle iron, specifically the Cuisinart WM-PZ2 Pizzelle Press (which I highly recommend! It’s non-stick, works well, and is cost effective!).

I come from an Italian family so when I think about cookies that are a staple at every wedding, holiday event, graduation party, etc., I think of the pizzelle. I can still smell the anise oil cooking out of the pizzelles at my grandma’s house. Continue reading “Traditional, but vegan, Pizzelles”

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Hello friends,

It seems like almost every weekend I feel the intense need to bake cookies or cupcakes, even when I probably shouldn’t. This was one of those weekends. Am I alone? I suspect not. What’s better on a snowy, cold day than a warm, fresh-baked treat? Nothing. Continue reading

Recipe: Vegan Chocolate Ginger Sugar Cookies

Hello friends,

Today I want to share a new cookie recipe I tried this week. I wanted to make a chocolate cookie, but I don’t like overly chocolatey flavors. I’ve been using ginger a lot lately so I decided to give it a try. What follows is a recipe for a chewy, moist cookies with light chocolate and ginger flavors.

Give it a try and let me know what you think!

Cheers!

Jocelyn

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Recipe: Vegan Salted Sesame Cookies

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A friend sent me a recipe for Salty Sesame and Dark Chocolate Chip cookies from Joy the Baker. It certainly wasn’t the easiest recipe to ‘veganize’ considering if called for quite a bit of butter and an egg, plus an extra egg yolk. However, it was worth the hassle!

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These are the perfect cookies for anyone who likes things sweet and salty. They came out of the oven warm and chewy. Honestly, these had a consistency rarely found in vegan cookies. Plus, they taste even better! The sesame seeds add a unique twist on a salty chocolate chip cookie.

So here it goes, below is my highly modified version of the Salty Sesame and Dark Chocolate Chip cookies from Joy the Baker. Give them a try. Your tastebuds will thank you!

Cheers!

Jocelyn Continue reading “Recipe: Vegan Salted Sesame Cookies”

Recipe: Vegan Shortbread Cookies

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Hello friends,

As you may have noticed from my recent posts, I am trying to burn through an overstock of chocolate chips and crystalized ginger chips. I figure you can make any basic cookie and spice it up by using whatever add-on ingredients can be found in the cupboards. Continue reading “Recipe: Vegan Shortbread Cookies”