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looking for edible vegan cookie recipe

trolley Oct 2, 2011 02:37 PM

does anyone have a vegan cookie recipe that doesn't use any nuts?

i somehow got forced into making cookies for an upcoming 3 yr olds party.

initially i was just telling them that i was going to make cookies to bring for my child who has an egg/nut allergy. then somehow i became in charge of all cookies.

there's two other kids with allergies but it's to dairy. it's fine b/c i like to bake but i'm having trouble finding a cookie recipe that tastes decent without butter. i made butter cookies with margarine but they came out greasy and flavorless.

any suggestions? thanks!!

  1. Emme Oct 2, 2011 06:56 PM

    have you tried using Earth Balance? it's my butter sub of choice.

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    1. re: Emme
      Emme Oct 2, 2011 10:49 PM

      Chocolate Chip
      1 c. or 2 sticks of Earth Balance
      3/4 c. dark brown sugar
      1/4 c. sugar
      1/4 c. vanilla rice milk
      1 tbsp vanilla (or more :) )
      3/4 c all-purpose flour
      1 1/2 c bread flour
      1/2 tsp. salt
      1 tsp. baking soda
      1bag choc chips of choice
      Coarse Salt

      Cream butter and sugars; add vanilla and milk. Mix dry ingredients except choc and salt, and add to wet. Add in chips. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours up to 24-36 :) Bake at 350, sprinkling with coarse salt once on baking sheet.

      Oatmeal - Sub out some oats and wheat germ for the flour.
      Chocolate Choc Chip - sub out 1/4 - 1/2 c of the ap flour for cocoa powder

    2. k
      katecm Oct 3, 2011 09:35 AM

      I haven';t made these, but they piqued my interest at the time, enough that I remembered them when I saw this request. Joy has a few others (search her site for vegan) but these are the most kid-friendly:

      http://www.joythebaker.com/blog/2011/...

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      1. re: katecm
        trolley Oct 3, 2011 10:42 AM

        thanks for the suggestions. so far i'm going to go with emme's choco chip cookies. i do find the joy the baker recipe intriguing but i prefer recipes without applesauce for cookies. so far every recipe with applesauce yields a cookie that's puffy and has a 'natural food store' taste to it for the lack of better description. i certainly don't mind the taste but i find that they go untouched by the children. then i feel guilty and feel like i've wasted time and food. if i'm going to make an effort then i want people to eat the goods!

      2. chowser Oct 3, 2011 12:23 PM

        I like these oatmeal pumpkin cookies from postpunkkitchen.

        http://www.theppk.com/2008/10/pumpkin...

        1. m
          milklady Oct 3, 2011 01:10 PM

          Have you ever been to the blog Peas and Thank You? All her recipes are vegan, and all seem to work. I'm sure that one or more of the choices on her site will work out.

          1. danna Oct 3, 2011 01:40 PM

            I realize marshmallows aren't vegan because of the gelatin, but if you don't care about that, wouldn't Rice Krispie Cookies meet the no egg, no nut, no dairy requirement if you use margerine instead of butter? I don't think the lack of butter flavor is critical in rice krispies because the overwhelming flavor is sugar anyway!

            I know it's not exactly gourmet, but drizzled with chocolate, they look a bit nicer.

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            1. re: danna
              trolley Oct 3, 2011 02:13 PM

              danna! what a GREAT IDEA!! no, animal products aren't an issue. it's a matter of allergy to milk, nuts and eggs. i've had rice krispies made with margarine and it tastes just fine. don't need to be gourmet heck it's for a bunch of 2-3 year olds. however, i will cut them into little shapes as some toddlers are terrible chewers. awesome!

              1. re: trolley
                Emme Oct 3, 2011 08:30 PM

                great concept... you could also do some with sprinkles, some with chips, some with other cereals like Cap'n Crunch, or Apple Jacks or Cinnamon Toast Crunch, cocoa krispies, etc.

                1. re: Emme
                  danna Oct 4, 2011 05:50 AM

                  Thanks, trolley, I'm so pleased that works for you ! I like Emme's idea of making some different varieties. half and half regular and cocoa krispies works pretty well. All cocoa is too sweet (ha ha, it's all relative).

                  My husband adores rice krispies, and they're low fat, thus my extreme familiarity with them ;-)

            2. t
              TerriL Oct 4, 2011 08:47 AM

              I'm not vegan, but I like this recipe, which uses banana, oats, coconut and chocolate. You can skip the small amount of almond meal or sub with wheat germ or flax (or Rice Krispies). For kids you'd probably want to use regular semi-sweet or even milk chocolate, rather than the higher-percentage stuff mentioned in the recipe. I sometimes use dried fruit instead of chocolate. If you don't think they'll work for a party, you might try them some other time when you're looking for a healthier or dairy/nut-free cookie without that 'natural food store' taste.

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