The official Vegan Cookie Connoisseur review thread (to be updated).
Add reviews for The Vegan Cookie Connoisseur: Over 140 Simply Delicious Recipes That Treat the Eyes and Taste Buds by Kelly Peloza here, and I will add them to the compilation. Thanks to willwolf for this list!!
Cookies Inspired by Drinks
Glazed Apple Cider Cookies
Yessssss. So good! The apple taste really comes through in these due to the apple butter and cider. These would be great to take to a potluck or give as a gift when it's cold. (intheend)
Pink Lemonade Cookies
Fiesta Margarita Cookies
Spicy Mexican Hot Chocolate Cookies
Mocha Cappuccino Cookies
Pina Colada Cookie Bars
Root Beer Float Cookies
Glazed Rum Raisin Cookies
White Russian Cookies
Coffee and Kahlua in a sweet, soft cookie form, with a dollop of Kahlua icing and chocolate shavings for a subtle mocha taste. Next time I will use espresso powder and an extra tablespoon or two of Kahlua for a bolder taste. I doubled the icing because there wasn't enough. These cookies were the first to go when I brought them in a cookie tray to a Christmas gathering. Easy to make too. (saskia)
Totally Nuts and Seeds
PB and J Thumbprints
Soft Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies
Love these. Of couse, this combo is hard to beat! The texture is great and they stay nice and soft. (icephrosty)
Peanut Butter Butterscotch Cookies
Peanut Butter Cookie Crumbles
Peanut Butter Cups
Peanut Butter Cup Cookies
Peanut Butter Fudge
Thin and Crispy Peanut Butter Cookies
Peanut Butter Molasses Cookies
Good, but not amazing. (nmpixie)
Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies
Peanut Kiss Cookies
Almond Butter Cookies
These are awesome. Seriously. I've made them with almond butter, hazelnut butter, and peanut butter - and every variation is amazing. This is my favorite cookie in the book so far. (icephrosty)
Almond Cloud Kisses
Cashew Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies
Cashew Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies
Chewy Caramel Pecan Cookies
Chinese Almond Cookies
Chocolate Nut Florentines
Cranberry Almond Cookies
These are very tasty! I made mine a little thicker, so they came out a bit on the cakey side, but oh so good! The only thing I did differently was to use roasted almond pieces.I think these would also taste nice with a light lemon or orange frosting, or with a chocolate drizzle. (abrimmer)
Sesame Halvah Cookies
Vanilla Wafer Cookies: I made these to make a vanilla cookie crust for the blueberry bliss cheesecake in VPITS. They came out so amazingly delicious! Perfect crispy outside, chewy center. Would make a million times again.
Oatmeal scotchies - I had to add about 3 tbsp of almond milk to get the oatmeal to incorporate and not be as crumbly. They didn't flatten at all like the picture, they ended up staying in the shaped that I plopped them down in which was fine cause the taste was pretty bomb. I got the butterscotch chips off of veganessentials since I couldn't find them anywhere and I'm glad I went out of my way for them. They tasted awesome in this recipe!
Amazingly Soft Sugar Cookies
I found that I didn't need to add the soya milk to get a good dough consistency and I didn't bother with the baking powder because I didn't want my cookies "growing" in the oven. The vanilla was very subtle, so I doubled it.
The dough rolled out very nicely, but you do need to chill it plenty first. I put my cookies back in the fridge while I was waiting for the oven to heat up.
The cookies do come out nice and soft, so there is nothing wrong with them per se. However, they are not the kind of sugar cookie that takes to being decorated with a vegan version of royal icing (icing sugar, corn syrup and water) because they stick together and the icing never gets hard. I iced the cookies with my normal glaze recipe which I use successfully on the sugar cookies from Vegan Cookies Invade Your Cookie Jar, but the icing was still soft 12 hours later and the cookies are a bit bendy, so the icing cracked as soon as I picked one up. The cookies, even before icing, had a tendency to stick together, so they are no good for stacking. This is the second time I've made this recipe. The first time I used a different icing and the result was the same. While I love some of Kelly's other recipes, this one doesn't work for my requirements.
(PS The chocolate version, as it's written, isn't sweet enough. It needs the same amount of sugar as shown for the normal (vanilla) version. Maybe it's a typo.)