Thursday, December 20, 2012

Tried & True Vegan Holiday Cookie Recipes

As I'm sure you've all noticed, it's peak cookie season!  I've pretty much spent the last month baking cookies to give away for the holidays, so I thought I'd write up a short post on two simple, yet fabulously delicious recipes that have never failed me. 

Earl Grey Chocolate Chip Cookies
The homestyle chocolate chip cookie recipe from the Vive le Vegan cookbook (also posted on the Everyday Dish TV website) is always in high demand with family and friends.  The ingredients are basic, but together they yield the quintessential chocolate chip cookie.  I never like messing with perfection, but I thought I'd add in some finely ground earl grey tea leaves just for fun.  One tablespoon of tea leaves (from two tea bags; I used Twinings) added to the batter resulted in a subtle, yet lovely chocolate-earl grey combo. 

Gingerbread Cut-Out Cookies
Of course, the holidays wouldn't be complete without gingerbread cookies, cakes, lattes, etc.  The gingerbread cut-out cookie recipe from the Vegan Cookies Invade Your Cookie Jar cookbook (also posted on the PPK website) is another recipe with ordinary ingredients, but extraordinary results.  The cookies have a great chewy texture and aren't too heavy on the ginger.  Like all the cookies in this cookbook, these cookies totally awesome.

Here they are all wrapped up and ready for distribution!

I love these cookie recipes so much that I make them all year long. The holidays are definitely a time for massive baking, but in my humble opinion, cookie season never ends. :)