Here we are, standing at the precipice of November, about to fall into December. I can’t believe we’re at the end of Vegan MoFo 2010. To mark the occasion, I’d like to do a roundup of my favourite cookies from The Holiday Cookie Project thus far – a best of the best, so to speak. I also have a truly fabulous book to give away – more about that after the roundup.
I thought I’d pick a top ten. This was a lot more difficult than I thought it would be because all of the cookies made for the project were wonderful. All were delicious. All baked up as expected. How is a cookie aficionado to choose? I finally decided to make selections based on overall popularity, ease of making, attractiveness (these cookies are, after all, auditioning for a spot on the Holiday cookie tray), and bribes for repeats. This is the list I came up with, in no particular order. It’s completely subjective, of course, but a fairly accurate representation of what I’ll probably be making again for the Holidays. If you wish to learn more about one of them, click on the image to be taken to the post for that particular cookie.
Holiday Cookie Project: Top Ten
Mexican Hot Chocolate Snickerdoodles
Macadamia Ginger Crunch Drops
Chocolaty Crinkle Cookie
City Girl Snickerdoodles
Chocolate Chip Cookie
Pumpkin Pie Brownies
Cherry Almond Cookies
Green Tea Walnut Biscotti
Okay, so there are eleven cookies there – I couldn’t help myself. Consider it a little homage to This is Spinal Tap.
This is not to say the Kitchen Sink Chocolate Biscotti, NYC Black and White Cookies, Peanut Butter Chocolate Pillows, Pignoli Almond Cookies, Magical Coconut Cookie Bars, Peanut Butter Crisscrosses, Espresso Chip Oatmeal Cookies, Roasted Almond Cookies with Fleur de Sel, and Blackstrap Gingersnaps weren’t awesome, because they truly were – but hard choices had to be made.
It may be the last day of Vegan MoFo, friends, but The Holiday Cookie Project needn’t end. There were more than a few cookies in Vegan Cookies Invade Your Cookie Jar that I didn’t get to this month, and I’m hoping to squeeze a few more in before the Holidays are upon us (ahem, sandwich cookies!). I think this may be the start of a deliciously sweet Madcap Cupcake tradition. Next time around, I’ve my eyes on Kelly Peloza’s The Vegan Cookie Connoisseur.
In case you missed it: all of the cookies made for this year’s Holiday Cookie Project can be found in Vegan Cookies Invade Your Cookie Jar, by Isa Chandra Moskowitz and Terry Hope Romero.
And so we bid farewell to Vegan MoFo 2010!I hope you’ve taken a peek at the awesome work of all the vegan bloggers taking part this year. Their talent is staggering – and truly inspiring.
Last month I promised to give away a brand spanking new copy of Fran Costigan’s awesome book, More Great Good Dairy-Free Desserts Naturally,and here it is! Just leave a comment right here on this cookie roundup post telling me what your favourite cookie was from the Holiday Cookie Project – and if you have favourites from Vegan Cookies Invade Your Cookie Jar that I didn’t get to this month, please give me your recommendations so I know what to tackle next! I’ll draw a random comment late Sunday night, December 5th.
Good luck – and thanks so much for reading along this month. I’ve loved reading your comments and sharing your enthusiasm for cookies.
…and we have a winner!!
Thanks to Random.org, we have a winner…number 5: Congratulations Chanterelle! I am about to look up your email and send you a message to get your information – so I can send the book out to you :)