Tuesday, July 7, 2009

some of my favorite cookies

well, today we went to OB-GYN-Kenobe and found out we're having a girl! we're both pretty excited. my spouse and i are big on nicknames-(our son's nickname is blasto after the blastocyst stage of fetal development.) prior to finding out the gender, we have been calling the little thang "dookie" or "dook" for short, as in #2 because we think poop jokes are timelessly funny. well now that we know she's a girl, we asked ourselves whether we wanted to give her such a crass nickname, and the answer was no. so we are calling her cookie. who in the world doesn't like cookies? cookies are sweet, can be dainty or huge, and can be tough if they need to be. cookie is the perfect nickname for a little girl.
but this is a food blog, and ain't no parenting blog-so since i'm outta food porn pics, i'm posting some pictures of favorite cookies i've made over the past year. above are sesame ginger peanut cookies from veganomicon-(or is it VWAV?) whichever one it is from , it's one of isa's recipes, and although isa is known for her cupcake prowess, her cookies are damn tasty. note: these cookies are best right out of the oven, but don't hold up well over a long period of time, so you have to eat them fast, or store part of the dough in the freezer. nomnomnomnom...
these are the chocolate chip cookies from vegan-a-go-go. not that i don't like the VWAV cookie recipe, i just think this is a better recipe as far as how the dough holds up. these cookies are such household favorites, they never last long. i prefer to bake these in muffin tins for a nice cookie cup. that way you can cut the sweetness by putting a scoop of vanilla soy delicous on top.
these are the sparkly ginger molasses cookies from vegan with a vengeance (VWAV). these are so awesome i could cry. they are nice and chewy and make very good sandwich cookies for makin' ice cream sammiches.

i could never get burned out on cookies, but i'm looking for new cookie ideas. everyone knows about my recent no bake cookie adventure, but i'm still looking for new recipes to try. tell me readers: what is your favorite cookie recipe?

9 comments:

thedalyn said...

Congratulations! I was soooo excited when I found out we were having a girl...of course, she turned out to be a boy ut it makes for a good story and made the whole thing even more exciting.

ChocolateCoveredVegan said...

OMG congrats Jen!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The Voracious Vegan said...

CONGRATULATIONS! What an exciting time for you, I hope you enjoy every beautiful minute of it!

And I think I would eat the entire plate of those molasses cookies, WOW!

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jrsimon56 said...

Oh my goodness! I had no idea you were expecting! How fantastic! Congrats to you and your little Cookie :)

nora said...

congrats, Jen!

what a good idea to put cookie batter in cupcake cups!

Mihl said...

What great news, congrats!

Bianca said...

Cute tiny baby! I saw the pic on Facebook, but it was much tinier! Congrats!!!!

And I'm gonna have to get Vegan a Go-Go cause the VwaV choc chip cookie recipe is my go to, and it does kinda fall apart.

On the potato soup recipe, I will e-mail it to ya, but I'll have to remember to do that later...since the cookbook is at home. If for some reason, you don't get an email by tomorrow night, send me one at bphillip[at]memphisflyer[dot]com to remind me...I need a kick in the butt sometimes!

hungryhungryveganos said...

Congrats!!