Wednesday, October 15, 2008

you can have whatever you like

so still no luck on finding the cord for my nikon..haha butttt i just switched the memory card into my other camera and i can upload them. :)

so i really wanted to try another recipe out from joy of vegan i decided upon the peanut butter cookies with chocolate chips. peanut butter and can't really go wrong.
anddd they didnt..they were absolutely delicious!

Peanut Butter Cookies: (From Joy of Vegan Baking)
1 3/4 c flour, sifted
3/4 tsp baking soda
3/4 tsp salt
1 egg replacer (I used 1 T flax blended with 3 T water)
1 1/4 c packed light brown sugar
3/4 c peanut butter
1/2 c soy milk
3 T vegan margarine
1 T vanilla extract
1/2 c vegan semi-sweet chocolate chips

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. In a small bowl, mix flour, baking soda and salt and set aside. In a large bowl, mix together sugar, peanut butter, butter, milk, and vanilla. Beat until well blended. Then add egg replacer and blend. Add flour mixture and chocolate chips and mix. Drop the cookie batter by tablespoonfulls onto ungreased cookie sheet and flatten slightly with a fork to create criss cross pattern on top. Bake for 10-12 minutes until cookies are just turning brown, be careful not to overbake! Remove from oven and let cool. :)

So those I was really happy about. Also the sorority I'm in was having an Alumni Event this past weekend, so I had the opportunity to bake something for that as well. I still had not gotten around to making any fun cupcakes from VCTOTW, soo that was a must! I decided upon the Cookies N Cream ones.

Okay so taste wise? Awesome!! The cupcakes were perfectly chocolate-y and had oreo crumbles throughout them which were great. The icing was soo sweet and delicious that I loved it with the contrast of the dry-er cupcakes. But ...those look NOTHING like the picture in the book :(
The frosting definitely did not get to the consistency that I was aiming for..thus I could not put the half of a cookie on the icing like in the picture. I think maybe the milk did it? i added 1/4 cup of soy milk like the recipe said..but obviously it didn't work out right. I kept adding more sugar & butter to it too to hopefully even it out...nope...nothing. anyone make these and have more successful frosting??

food wise for me hasn't been anything too interesting..our kitchen is seriously EMPTY ...luckily we're going grocery shopping on friday..i've been living off of canned soups and popcorn! haha nothing wrong with that though ;)


VeggieGirl said...

I LOVE the song that you referenced in your blog post title (it's the one by T.I., right??)

Peanut butter cookies = my all-time favorite cookie variety. You made a wise choice! :0)

Ahh who cares if the cupcakes don't look like the ones in the book - yours still look fabulous to me; and hey, it's the taste that counts the most anyways!

Sounds like it's time for a food-shopping trip!! :0)

Anonymous said...

I had the same problem. Now I only use Smart Balance Light, vanilla, and sugar. This makes a super creamy frosting. Just make sure to let the cupcakes cool and you should be good to go.

Anonymous said...

now I have that song stuck in my head!

I don't care how they look, cupcakes are cupcakes and I'll eat em!

tofufreak said...

ohhhh boy! pb cookie cravings are jumping all around me :D

River said...

I need those cookies! Your cupcakes had their own personality, and that's always good! They look awesome to me!

Miss Marie said...

Thank you thank you thank you for that pb cookie recipe! Mr. Beagle is a huge pb fan so I'll be having to make these for him soon! :)

Bianca said...

I've been meaning to make those cupcakes, but haven't yet. Thanks for the icing tip. I'll start by adding less soymilk than the recipe calls for.

alaina said...

i have never had success with frosting :( but i always eat whatever i screwed up anyways haha.

ChocolateCoveredVegan said...

I LOOOOVE those cookiesncream cupcakes! But the one I had was at a vegan bakery in Austin, so I don't know how they got the frosting to look good. Oh well, what's important is the taste :o)

sweetpotato said...

The cookies and cream cupcakes from VCTOTW are so good! They are one of my favorite recipes from that book.

maya said...

peanut butter cookie yum, their my favorite, i love everything peanut butter. i put salted peanuts in my peanut butter cookies with jelly on top...makes for a pbj cookie :) those cupcakes look wonderful.