December 24th, 2009

christmas cookie recipes????!!! help??

I am trying not to fall victim to the temptation of non vegan cookies this year. help! i know this is last minute but what are some good sugar cookie recipes and peanut butter cookie recipes. also snickerdoodle types would be great! 

also it would be nice to have an already vegan recipe vs. using a substitute. whatever you have is fine though! ill probably just end up buying newman os. lol pathetic substitute for vegan cookies but i left all my cooking things in my dorm and i doubt im going to go out and buy new everything. we will see. i hope i dont cave and eat the non vegan cookies... :(
Mina - awesome

Orange Cupcakes w/ Orange Buttercream Frosting

Recipe is from Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World. Used the Orange Pudding Cupcakes minus the pudding and the Orange Buttercream Frosting w/ orange zest instead of lemon zest. Annoyed at the number of typos and mis-prints in this cook-book, though. The orange buttercream frosting recipe has three extra sentences from what I can only assume is another recipe involving blueberries. :)

Recipe from Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World:
Orange cupcake:
1/3 cup canola oil
3/4 c granulated sugar
3/4 c plain soy milk/rice milk
1/2 c freshly squeezed orange juice
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 1/3 c flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1 tbsp grated orange zest

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Update on my Harry Potter Secret Santa!

I asked everyone for some help doing a Harry-Potter themed secret santa for work, and I wanted to share the results! Everyone was very jealous, with the boss and the boss' daughter both saying that they are going to rig the selection next year so that I pick them!

I started off with dragon's eggs (brownies) in a basket with "grass" (tissue paper was all that I could find at the last minute) I used a recipe from vegancooking, but I can't remember exactly which one I used. And I made them in a little mold that I got for easter a couple years ago to make easter egg cakes to decorate, and then glued the halves together with frosting.

The second day I made Pepper Imps (peppermint patties) from a recipe on vegweb. I took an empty applesauce bottle and filled it with the imps and googled for some images to decorate it. I used a mold of gingerbread boys and girls (cause sadly my local kitchen store didn't have an "imp" mold, whatever that would be).

For the last day, I made Chocolate Frogs. I found a website that shows how to make the boxes, and I googled Frog Cards so that I could make my girl her very own wizard card. I found a frog mold, and made the peanut butter cups from vegweb.

All in all, it seemed like a big hit! thank you all for your suggestions!