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Chocolate chip cookies

You know, if you make the chocolate chip cookie recipe on the bag of chocolate chips and just replace eggs with egg replacer or flax eggs and butter with Earth Balance, they come out awesome. Seriously, it’s as easy as that. I don’t make them often because I will keep shoving them into my face until they are all gone.

Chocolate Chip Cookies

Okay, time to try baking with the Earth Balance coconut spread. Chocolate chip cookies are always a good idea. This is just the standard recipe you’ll find on the back of a bag of chips. I substituted the Earth Balance for the butter and flax eggs for the eggs.

The day they were made these were perfect. But the next day they already seemed to start getting stale. Just a little. And that level of staleness stayed that way for a few days then they started getting drier. It may be that with the coconut oil, the fat is just too solid at room temperature and is giving this stale effect. Hitting them for 10 or 15 seconds in the microwave might revive them. I’ll try that today.

 

 

2010 World Wide Vegan Bake Sale

Okay, so Atlanta participated in the World Wide Vegan Bake Sale way back on May 1st and I’m just now posting pictures. Oh well. Cosmo’s Vegan Shoppe organized it and we took over the back of their shop. Who knew so many ┬ápeople would be willing to leave the comfort of I-285 to venture to Marietta for vegan baked goods? We sold out before the sale was over! Leigh has a better here of everything┬áso I’ll focus on what I made.

BBQ Jackfruit and Collard hand pies

BBQ Jackfruit and Collard hand pies

Banana Cream Pies

Banana Cream Pies

cookies

Cookies! Chocolate crinkles, molasses cookies, snickerdoodles

Bake Sale Success!

It was nasty, rainy and a little icy but people still came out. Atlanta’s Vegan Bake Sale for Haiti this Saturday raised $1365 for Doctors Without Borders. Holy Crap! A special thanks to Kristin for organizing the whole thing and Criminal Records for not just agreeing to let us do it in front of their store, but letting us take over the back of the store when the weather turned nasty. Those guys rock!

Kristin has a great round-up of participants here. I’d like to also add thanks to Alicia Simpson, author of Vegan Comfort Food, Alison Brown, Lisa Bennett and a guy named David, I think, for bringing out goodies to sell. The hard work of everyone involved enabled us to turn a bit of labor and ingredients into a much larger donation for Haiti.

And now, for some of my crappy pictures!

Setting up in the back of Criminal Records

Setting up in the back of Criminal Records

Becky & Kristin load up Table 1

Becky & Kristin load up Table 1

Front of Table 2

Front of Table 2

side of table 2

side of table 2

Some of my contributions:

hearts and flowers sandwich cookies, mini marble bundt cakes, brownies, beard-friendly mini cupcakes on a stick

hearts and flowers cookies close-up

nekkid bundt cakes before they got their glaze

How to warm up

Brrr it got cold here! Saturday I was being stubborn and didn’t want to turn on the heat. So I baked a bunch of oatmeal cookies to warm up the house. Then I broke down and turned on the heat anyway. The animals were really happy about that. There were cats draped over floor registers all over the house. Now I’ve got too many cookies in my house. That’s a terrible problem, I know. These have chocolate chips, white chocolate chips and walnuts in ‘em. I don’t hate raisins, but I prefer not to have them in my oatmeal cookies. Not sure why that is.

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