What an amzing, cute little cookbook!
I actually took this book out of the library, and after leafing through it, and baking a few recipes from it (the oatmeal cookies and the chai spice shortbread), I'm going to buy it as soon as I have the funds. I'm an avid baker/cook, and have fallen in love with Isa and Terry and the amazing recipes they've brought to the vegan world.
The photos in the book are great...I've gotten used to using cookbooks without photos, but I have to say, nothing beats actually SEEING what the end result is supposed to look like....plus, the photos just make you hungry and want to bake more. ;)
I absolutely recommend this book...and believe me, no non-vegan is going to know these are vegan!
I bought this book at a vegan animal sanctuary last year. They had made cupcakes from the other book, "Vegan Cupcakes Take Over The World" and they were so delicious!! I wanted my hands on some yummy cookies so I bought this book. I made the 'Caramel Delights' and my fiance (who is not vegan) ate all of them in one sitting. He keeps asking me when I will be making them again so he can eat another batch, haha! I can't wait to try the blondies, they look delish!
I love vegan cookies
Everything I've made from this book has been amazing from chocolate chip cookies to brownies to vegan Girl Scout cookies. It's another 5-star book from the PPK!
I love cookies and 2 out of the 3 recipes that i've tried from this book have been great. The first recipe i tried was the chocolate chip cookies recipe which is the best i've ever had, i know few people have complained about a soft dough or it being to oily but that shouldn't occur if you mix the oil and sugar mixture well; i've made them about 5 times and only once did the dough come out too runny and that was when i was pressed for time and i didn't really mix the oil and sugar well. The second recipe i tried was the roll and cut sugar cookie recipe. This recipe was easy to put together, i refrigerated it over night and stuck it in the oven the next day and i had wonderful sugar cookies with a hint of almond because i used almond extract. The recipe that just didn't work for me was the peanut butter criss crosses; the dough was easy to handle and tasted great so i was sure it was going to be a great cookie but i was totally wrong. I let the cookies sit on the baking sheet for 10 minutes like instructed then moved them to the cooling rack. When i picked of the first cookie it had a weird crumbly soft texture and it didn't tast all that good, the dough tasted 20x better so that's one recipe i wont try again. I might try the peanut butter cookies in Vegan With A Vengeance though maybe they'll be better. I gave this book 5 stars because even though their was one failure you cant expect everything in a cookbook to give you 100% awesome results and there are other recipes in this book i would love try, i have all of the books by Isa Chandra Moskowitz and i own Terry Hope Romero's Vive Vegan and they are probably my favorite vegan cookbook authors and there the reason i even went vegan, after i bought Veganomicon i saw that veganism could be delicious and wasn't just carob and wheat grass lol, so thanx Isa and Terry for another successful cookbook
When I found out Isa and Terry were making a cookies cookbook along the veins of their cupcake book, I was so, so excited. It was VCTOTW that pushed me from just vegetarian to vegan. Everything in this cookbook is AMAZING. The chocolate peanut butter pillows are quite possibly the most perfect cookie ever. I had a dinner party at my house, made those cookies, plus the banana ice cream recipe from Veganomicon, and I swear, despite everyone being super full, people could not stop eating the cookies.
I've tried a few other recipes, like the big fat rice krispie treats (I loved them, but my husband was meh on them - he's not vegan and wasn't crazy about the strong brown rice syrup taste), mocha mamas (yum), and the caramel pecan bars (AMAZING!). The latter 2 I made for a party at a friend's house, and while the mocha mamas were good, everyone raved about the caramel pecan bars. SO GOOD! The only recipe I haven't had success with were the lazy samoas, which turned out flat as pancakes - they tasted good - but I wasn't about to take them to a party as they looked a mess. However, thanks to the troubleshooting guide, I plan on trying them again soon and adding a bit more flour.
There is something exciting about cookies that no other dessert can convey - maybe it makes us feel like kids again? Because my husband went through this whole book and indicated all the recipes he wants to try. That alone makes the price of the book worth it to me.
Don-t run. Don-t hide. Vegancookies are going to invadeyour cookie jar, one delicious bite at a time. Join award-winning bakers Isa Chandra Moskowitz and Terry Hope Romero (authors of the hit cookbook Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World) as they continue their world-domination mission-with dairy- and egg-free batches of everyone-s favorite treats. Vegan Cookies Invade Your Cookie Jar includes more than 100 irresistible recipes for cookies, bars, biscotti, brownies, and more. Discover festive desserts that are sure to impress family and friends at any occasion, from birthdays to bake sales.