April 11th, 2004

truffle oil

i have never in my life used truffle oil, until today. i'm about to. it is white truffle oil. i have this worry that it is going to be bad (as in off/spoiled) and i won't know it because i have no idea what it is supposed to taste like.

so, what is it supposed to taste like?

vegan cookies of superawesomeness

i bake these cookies constantly, they are my favourite. unlike other vegan cookies i've made, these turn out soft & chewy & delicious. you can also throw pretty much anything you want in there, after you've got the basic dough down.

vegan cookies of superawesomeness

2 1/4 cups unbleached flour
2 cups firmly packed brown sugar
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup vegan margerine or vegetable shortening (shortening makes them more soft & chewy, marg tends to make them more crunchy & hard)
3 tsp vanilla (this is a lot, i know, but i love vanilla)
1 ripe banana, mashed
2 cups quick-cooking rolled oats
1 cup chocolate chips (make sure there's no dairy in them!)
1 cup crunchy peanut butter (you can use smooth too)

grab a really big bowl & mix up the flour, brown sugar, baking soda and salt.

add in the margerine/shortening, vanilla, and the mashed up banana. mix again! this gives you your basic cookie dough.

throw in the oats, chocolate chips & peanut butter & mix until JUST blended. if you mix it too much, your cookies will be all hard & tough. at this point you could throw in chopped nuts & coconut too, really whatever you want!

roll those fuckers up in little balls & put on a greased cookie sheet. bake at 350F for like 15-17 minutes. i guess this depends on your oven.

let them cool a minute before you take them off the cookie sheet, or the cookies may fall apart. makes an assload of delicious cookies!