Vegan Chocolate Peppermint Cookies

A perfect holiday cookie, vegan chocolate peppermint cookies filled with chocolate chips and crushed peppermints!

Happy Friday! We are so close to the Christmas weekend, so I’m going to keep this post short and sweet. These vegan chocolate peppermint cookies are the crowning glory on my Christmas sweets for the season. I was really crossing my fingers when I made them, hoping they would turn out on the first try. Turns out, using my BFF Sarah’s vegan chocolate chip cookie recipe as a (more…)

10 Vegan Thanksgiving Desserts

What kind of Thanksgiving planner are you? Do you wait until the last minute and go with the flow, or do you have a detailed spreadsheet like me that includes every detail of the whole dang meal? I’m too Type A to go without planning every piece of the meal out (including what burner or oven space we have left), but in case you are still thinking about your vegan Thanksgiving desserts, I’ve rounded them all up in one place! These range from slightly more effort to super easy (those boozy truffles will be the best decision you’ve made for the meal) and go from chocolate filled to everything pumpkin. I hope these help make your Thanksgiving planning a little easier as we come up into the week ahead. Almost all of these can (more…)

Vegan Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

Crispy on the outside and gooey on the inside, these vegan chocolate crinkle cookies are the perfect ultra chocolaty cookie!

Back in high school, I was in the marching band (flute section!) and during those few years, we had a pretty tight-knit group. Between late practices, weekends at competitions and sweating out band camp in the blazing sun of August, we had a lot in common by the end of the year (sunburn, smelling bad..).  One of the main things everyone in our group loved was, of course, food! Most gatherings or hangouts revolved (more…)

Vegan Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookies

Vegan caramel chocolate chip cookies get stuffed with a date vegan caramel center and plenty of chocolate. Ready in under an hour and easy as pie!

Vegan caramel chocolate chip cookies get stuffed with a date vegan caramel center and plenty of chocolate. Ready in under an hour and easy as pie!

The base for these vegan caramel chocolate chip cookies recipe was adapted from Tara O’Brady’s chocolate chip cookie recipe. I first heard about it when Tara was on the Pure Green Magazine Podcast and talked about the recipe being 30 minutes from start to finish, and one that she had obviously labored over with love. After using (more…)

Vegan Oatmeal Cookies with Chocolate Chips

Classic vegan oatmeal cookies get a sweet twist, with loads of chocolate chips, crispy edges and no chilling time required!

Classic vegan oatmeal cookies get a sweet twist, with loads of chocolate chips, crispy edges and no chilling time required!

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Way back in the day, I was one of those Midwest kids who was in 4-H year after year. If you grew up in the Midwest, you probably knew it as the club that all the farm kids were in, the ones who raised chickens and cows and couldn’t hang out because they had animals to tend to and whatnot. But for me, it was more about being part of a club where I was able to do a lot of different things, like build model rockets (my dad loved that one!) and experiment with a microwave muffin recipe (don’t ask for it, trust me you don’t want it). I think a lot of my love for baking started when I joined 4-H, since I almost always chose to enter into at least a few baking projects and loved the heck outta selecting recipes and finding out which ones were winners, but the oatmeal cookies that came out of one project still stick with me to this day.  They were always crisp, chewy and consistently came out just right, without any chilling or waiting necessary (i.e. perfect for an impatient baker like myself). It got to the point where they were my signature cookie and I got requests to bake them for just about everyone we knew.

Classic vegan oatmeal cookies get a sweet twist, with loads of chocolate chips, crispy edges and no chilling time required!

When I set out to make these vegan oatmeal cookies with chocolate chips, I wanted to recreate those famous 4-H cookies, but with a healthy dose of chocolate and none of the eggs and dairy that usually come along with them. Honestly, I am not an oatmeal raisin cookie fan at all and would much rather eat no cookies than a cookie with raisins in it, so oatmeal chocolate chip cookies seemed like the perfect cure! These vegan oatmeal cookies turned out just like the version I used to make and enter into the county fair, with crispy edges, a chewy center and melty chocolate chips that are just warm enough to make them a little bit addictive.  (more…)