Cookie Time!

Can I tempt you with some cookies? Or pixellographic representations thereof? In spite of my very Grinchy attitude about traveling home for the holiday, I spent the day baking treats for my family. They are not cooks, really, and are more canned- and frozen- and buffet-type-food people, so I hope they appreciate the baking.

In addition to the chocolate chip cookies I tested earlier this week, I made three more recipes from Vegan Cookies Invade Your Cookie Jar. They all turned out great.

Citrus Glitters

These are the “Citrus Glitters,” kind of a puffy sugar cookie flavored with whatever citrus zest you please and rolled in turbinado sugar for the glittery effect. Very tasty, but bringing together the crumbly dough and rolling it in the sugar without breakage was a little tricky.

Oatmeal Cranberry Almond

Here, I took the basic oatmeal raisin recipe and Christmassed it up: I switched dried cranberries for the raisins and added almonds and orange zest. They look vaguely healthy but I assure you they are nothing short of decadently chewy and delicious.

And finally, get ready, reader, for the pièce de résistance:

[356/365] OMFG

The “Chocolate Peanut Butter Pillows” (stupid name, I know). These things were also a little time consuming to make, as I had to roll the PB filling into balls and then shape the chocolate dough around them, but SWEET MOTHER OF DOG they were worth every second. So delicious I didn’t even know what to do with myself and had to reevaluate my entire cookie belief and value system. Highly recommended, if you can handle your earth being shaken in such a manner.

I wish I could make these cookies magically downloadable for you, friends, but sadly technology is not there yet (Hello, scientists, please get on this). Instead I will leave you with my wish for a very happy holiday! I hope you are relaxed and content and enjoying some tasty treats of your own. I won’t have internet until I get back from the wilds of Appalachia, but until then I will see you on Twitter.

2 thoughts on “Cookie Time!

  1. K December 23, 2010 / 5:54 am

    I made cookies very similar to your “chocolate peanut butter pillows” last night (though not vegan) and I completely agree!!! They were time consuming but SO worth it! The filling of mine also had chopped up Reese’s pieces. 🙂 I wanted to eat them all… but I resisted.

  2. Kate December 23, 2010 / 8:30 am

    Whoa, crushed-up Reese’s pieces? That sounds AWESOME!

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