Recipe: Vegan Buried Cherry Fudge Cookies

Ok – possibly the most awesome recipe to ever be made Vegan, and it was done so by my mom and I! This is a recipe that we used to make as carnivores, and we could not possibly live without as we set about making it work! Took a couple of tries, but it all worked out in the end. Try them, love them, thank me later 🙂

Ingredients – Cookies

  • ½ cup of softened Vegan butter (NOT melted – never melt earth balance…)
  • 1 cup sugar (unbleached)
  • 1 ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 ½ tsp of Vegan egg substitute mixed with 2 T warm water
  • 1 ½ cup flour
  • ½ cup cocoa powder
  • ¼ tsp baking soda
Baking Directions – Cookies
  • Beat softened butter and add sugar– beat until fluffy.
  • Add mixed vegan egg substitute and vanilla extract – beat well.
  • In a separate bowl, stir together: Flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder and salt.
  • Add flour mixture to butter mixture and beat well.
  • Shape dough into small balls and place on ungreased cookie sheet.
  • Press thumbprint into middle of ball.
  • Drain 10 oz. jar of cherries, reserve juice. Place cherry in thumbprint of cookie.
  • Bake for 10 minutes at 350 degrees.
  • ¼ tsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1-10 oz. jar of maraschino cherries

Ingredients – Fudge Icing

  • 1 cup Vegan semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 T of Vegan cream cheese
  • 1/8 cup of soy coffee creamer
  • ¼ cup of cherry juice (from cookie recipe)
  • 1/3 cup of Vegan powdered sugar

Directions – Fudge Icing

  • In a small saucepan, combing chocolate chips, cream cheese, soy coffee creamer and melt over low heat. Stir in cherry juice and powdered sugar.
  • Once melted and combined to desired thick consistency, add to top of cooled cookies.

Christmas 2011: Vegan food experimentation – the good, the bad, and the really really nasty!

SO my mom and I went on a cooking bonanza during the holiday…some of it was AWESOME (those recipes coming!)…those that were terrible, well those are going to stay quiet, but I will of course post pictures! 🙂  Enjoy.

Vegan Buried Cherry fudge cookies – simply awesome and addictive. Thankfully we made 21 dozen, 18 of which we gave away 🙂
Vegan Guacamole (yes, I know, you’re wondering: isn’t guacamole already vegan? Answer: nope, most places add sour cream or yogurt…some add cheese). VERY very good and very easy. My secret ingredient…well, you’d never guess 🙂
Vegan Chocolate Chip cookies – Absolutely NASTY. OMG. There were actually a previous batch, which we thought was the worst. Then we had these…we were wrong the first time. Both batches: inedible. Sigh.
Vegan Nachos: AWESOME! I love it! I made my own nacho cheese, and we were really really happy with them 🙂
“Creamy” Pasta: Absolutely the most disgusting thing we made. I tried the “sauce” before it went into the oven, and would not even try a little bit when it came out. GROSS!!! Forks over Knives recipe: EPIC FAIL!!!!
Mixed Berry compote with Brandy: Awesome dessert! Made a mixed berry compote with brandy (aw yeah), filo dough, and soy vanilla ice cream. Pretty great!
Chili: Best Chili I have ever made! I made enough to last me a month…but that’s ok with me! Seriously awesome and spicy – and of course, completely vegan (with soy crumble). Add a little vegan sour cream, daiya and yummmm 🙂
These are just a few of the highlights…Hope you enjoyed reading my foibles…many more to come to be sure 🙂 LOL.