Snickerdoodle Vegan Cookies Invade My Cookie Jar

September 12, 2010 by Keri

Little man and I had a wonderful day today shopping with my dad.  First, we stopped at Costco to pick up some essentials like quinoa, olive oil, agave, and such.  They have quite a few great organic finds and Dad even found organic cotton pajamas for the little guy.  After Costco, we went over to the nearest mall to look around.  Little man’s feet have been growing, so I was checking out the kid’s shoes and found a plaid canvas pair I thought were cool and Dad thought were hideous. Since Dad wasn’t a fan, I picked out a pair of black canvas high tops to try on him as well.  I put the “ugly” plaid shoe on Little Man’s left foot and was going to put the black high top on the right, but he was having none of that.  He grabbed the other plaid canvas shoe and demanded I help him into it.  I kept trying to get him to try on the other pair also, but he wasn’t about to let me take those plaid shoes off his feet.  He’s never asserted his preference as far as personal style, so it was actually kind of neat to see him fall for a pair of shoes!  We were both like, “Well, I guess we’re getting those!”  The shoes turned out to be only $6; I guess the kid has an eye for style and a good deal.  He also made it out of the mall with a “pillow pet”- a bee he named “Hair”.  I’d never even heard of them until my little cousin showed me hers, but kids were forming a line to buy these things!  Thank you, Dad, for a great day!

I came home to clean up the house and do a little baby-proofing  for the one year old I”m going to be watching tomorrow.  It’s only been a year and a half since mine was that age, but things change so fast.  I always start a new “cookbook of the week” on Sundays, and since I did’t quite have time to fix a nice meal tonight, I’m going to go with cookies. You can’t go wrong with vegan cookies!  We all know Isa Chandra Moskowitz & Terry Hope Romero have some sort of magical-vegan-recipe-creating powers, but they really take the cake…errr, cookies… with Vegan Cookies Invade Your Cookie Jar.  Between that and Vegan Cupcakes Take Over The World, they really deserve some sort of vegan gold medal (Do we have those?).  I firmly believe everyone should own these two cookbooks, whether you’ve been vegan a day or 50 years, because even if you don’t eat much of the sweet stuff, chances are there is going to be a bake sale or a pot luck where you’re asked to bring a dessert.  And someone you know is bound  to have a birthday eventually!

Vegan Cookie Recipes

Vegan Cookie Recipes

Tonight’s cookies are Vegan Cookies Invade Your Cookie Jar‘s City Girl Snickerdoodles (page 46).  Isa and Terry confess Snickerdoodles are rather new to them, but they were definitely one of my favorite cookies growing up, and this recipe is perfect.  They even glammed  them up with a little glitzy decorator sugar, silver in my case.  I can’t say I’ve ever considered the snickerdoodle a pretty cookie, but these are sparkly!

Vegan Cookie Recipes

Vegan Cookie Recipes

Vegan Cookie Recipes

Do you have Vegan Cookies Invade Your Cookie Jar?  If so, which recipes are your favorite?

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  1. julia says:

    Every single recipe I’ve tried from that book has been fantastic! Espresso chip, peanut butter oatmeal, mocha mamas, tahini-lime, and ESPECIALLY the mexican hot chocolate snickerdoodles!

  2. Sava says:

    I was actually debating whether I should buy the cupcake book, but I thought, “Now.. when will I ever make cupcakes?”

    The cookie one looks like a necessity though!

    • Keri says:

      Every day is perfect for cupcakes! 😉 I bake a lot of those though because we bring our own for the little guy to enjoy at birthday parties. Cookies are perfect for any occasion, though!

  3. I have yet to make vegan cookies but I have to say these might inspire me to do so. I grew up eating snickerdoodles, too. One of my fav cookies!

  4. Stefanie says:

    I almost made those cookies yesterday but decided on the oatmeal raisin cookies. Instead of raisins I added chocolate chips and sunflower seeds to them. They were really good. I’ll give the snickerdoodles a try next time. A couple other recipes that came out great were the Ooh La Laas and pecan bars. The applesauce softies were a big hit with my classmates too. It is a great book filled with a nice variety of cookies.

  5. Dianne says:

    I tried these on vacation and they were a hit. The Mexican Chocolate Snickerdoodles are awesome, too, as are the peanut butter pillows and chocolate chip cookies…how can you choose just one favorite?!

    • Keri says:

      Oh, I agree! There can’t be just one favorite. I love the chocolate peanut butter pillows! I’ll have to make the Mexican chocolate snickerdoodles because everyone seems to be recommending those.

  6. Michelle says:

    I love snickerdoodles and have never tried a vegan version. I wonder if my library has this book…

    Loved the story about your son asserting his preferences. We are almost to that stage with my little guy and have been fully in that stage with my daughter for a couple of years. She is so much girlier than I expected and I often wonder if other moms think that I’m the one dressing her in long dresses every day when it’s totally her choice.

  7. Tiffany says:

    The snickerdoodles look awesome. Gotta love that sugary sparkle! I haven’t tried the VCIYCJ recipe yet, but I’ll get to it someday.

    There are so many cookies I like from this book–pretty much each one I’ve attempted so far–but the Citrus Glitters might be my favorites. I also really like the Peanut Butter Agave Cookies, Minonos, and Gingerbread Biscotti.

  8. Keri says:

    I eye the citrus glitters every time and have yet to make them. I mean, it has “glitters” in the title; they must be awesome! I’m going to have to pick up the ingredients I’m missing and make those!