Last year, I mixed it up for MoFo with both sweet and savoury posts. This year I thought I’d keep the focus on the sweet. I’m thinking cookies – holiday cookies, specifically. This was my line of thought – by the time this month is done, the Holiday season will be upon us and (this is when inspiration struck) since every year I like to make cookies for friends and family (and sometimes it’s a challenge to find the time to experiment with a lot of new cookies), why not make MoFo 2010 into my personal Holiday Cookie Project. You see, by the end of the month I shall have tried and tested over two dozen different cookies – and the best of the best of these little sweeties will see their way into Holiday spreads and gift baskets galore.
I know, I know – I said I’m cutting back on the sugar, and I am. But this is the Holiday season we’re talking about, so I’m sacrificing. It’s for purely scientific purposes. And I’m giving them all away, mostly.
I have armed myself with Vegan Cookies Invade Your Cookie Jar (by Isa Chandra Moskowitz and Terry Hope Romero), which I pre-ordered and then scandalously didn’t actually use until now – apart from keeping it at my bedside table and gawking at the eye candy with a flashlight.
First up, Chocolate chip cookies of course. Whenever I get a new dessert book, I always make the chocolate chip cookies first – it’s my litmus test of vegan baking books. And these are good. Crinkly. Chewy. And the batter tastes like caramel. Win. Plus, being the generous spirits the authors are, you can find the exact same recipe here.
Stay tuned – this month is going to be sweet.