Sunday, February 20, 2011

Baking cookies for another bake sale!

Hi all! Sorry for my long absence, but it was my quarter century birthday. I deserved a break! So now I'm 25, slightly older and wiser, and back to blogging. On my actual birthday last Saturday, February 12th, Darwin Animal Doctors had a fundraiser. I had a birthday "Cause" on facebook raising money for DAD, but on a more involved and fun note, I baked for the bake sale the evening before my birthday! Money-wise, my amazing friends and family raised $581! Yeah, they rock. Thanks guys!

For the bake sale I made the ultimate cookies: Mexican Hot Chocolate Snickerdoodles! If you don't have "Vegan Cookies Invade Your Cookie Jar" by Isa Chandra Moskowitz and Terry Hope Romero, you are silly and should buy it right now. But lucky for you, this recipe can be found online! But you should still buy the book for all the other amazing cookie and bar recipes. I can vouch for the "Chocolate Chip Cookies" and the "Lemon Bars". Yum.

Above you can see all the ingredients needed to make these cookies, plus the bunch of wood roses DanT got for me a few years ago. Wood roses never die! See, it's romantic.

Ready to bake!
The final product, plus all the leftover cinnamon sugar.
The only thing I can say about this recipe (which I doubled for the bake sale), is that the cinnamon sugar part of the recipe, which you dip the tops of the cookies in before baking, makes WAY too much. I accidentally spilled about 1/6th of it on my floor (which sucks, by the way) and still had a ton leftover. I recommend cutting that part of the recipe in half.

But taste-wise, these cookies are amazing!! Seriously, they look pretty (important for bake sale fund-raising!), and taste great. A one-two punch, you could say. They are barely spicy (I go a little light on the chayane), and the spice is more heat on the back end. The first thing you taste is yummy chocolate! Seriously yummy eats. Get that book!

Until next time! (which will be soon, I hope!)


  1. Molly, I've been craving something sweet all day and this post may just push me over the edge!! My sweetened tea is just not cutting it!!! Gonna have to get that book :)

  2. I LOVE that recipe. Because it makes so much, I always have a container of the topping blend on hand for when I want to make them fast.

  3. I don't think I tried these one yet. thanks for the tip about the topping!