Wednesday, December 17, 2008
Chewy Chocolate Raspberry Cookies
This time of year, there's usually at least one event where you'd like to take a dish. For vegans, this also means you have the opportunity to showcase tasty vegan food to a non-vegan audience. While I enjoy exploring unfamiliar ingredients and techniques, my philosophy is not to get too adventurous with non-vegans, but keep it mainstream. You know those stereotypes about vegan food being weird, inferior, and perplexing. Let your food make the counter-arguments for you.
Which brings us to these Chewy Chocolate Raspberry Cookies from Veganomicon. Thank you Isa and Terry! These cookies taste great and are so easy to make even I cooked up a batch with success and minimal cursing. (What is it about baking ingredients and me? I must have Baking Clutz Syndrome, as all those flours, powders, and sugars end up covering me and my kitchen.)
This recipe is such a nice introduction to vegan baking. Someone asks for the recipe? Cool. All the ingredients are familiar ones- raspberry preserves, cocoa powder, canola oil, etc. Nothing scary or bland around here.
Any favorite vegan desserts you like to wow them with? Share your secret weapons in a comment if you like.
Thanks to my co-worker, L., for bringing me a batch of these cookies a while back. Her vegan niece baked them and sent them to work for me!