Vegan MoFo Day XXVIII : Cookies & Doughnuts

First the doughnuts!

These doughnuts are great because they are calorie free, fat free…well, you can’t really eat them. They would make a fun little holiday gift for little (or not so little) ones.  I’ve finally put together a How To page, with lots of tutorials and fun things to make and do.  Go check it out!

And now the cookies…

These are the chocolate crinkle cookies and the black and whites from Vegan Cookies Invade Your Cookie Jar.  Making these I had lots of help from Guppy and her friend who took turns rolling the cookies in the powdered sugar.  The recipe calls for corn syrup to help the cookies to spread.  Corn syrup is easy to find in North America, but not here.  I used golden syrup since it’s easier to find, but they didn’t spread as much as I’d have liked.  I think I have an idea for next time, and I’ll let you know if it works.  Taste-wise they were delicious, and Guppy brought some to her teacher who asked for the recipe.  I’d never heard of crinkle cookies before but I am so glad I gave them a try.

The black and whites were nothing like the black and whites I’ve had from the Jewish bakeries in Paris, but they were still very yummy.  Normally they are more crispy, but these were very cake-like.  Guppy and friend helped with the icing, which explains the lumps, but they had so much fun frosting them who really cares about aesthetics…

I’m sure you’ll be seeing other cookies from VCIYCJ as we get closer to the holidays!

17 thoughts on “Vegan MoFo Day XXVIII : Cookies & Doughnuts

  1. Those little doughnuts warm my heart! I am a new owner of VCIYCJ, and haven’t tried either of those recipes yet. The black & whites sound great to me. I have never had an authentic nyc black & white so I am not sure if they are supposed to be cakey, but cakey sounds good to me!

  2. Your doughnuts are so cute with all the details – you’re very talented. :) I only wish I could sew like that myself!

    Oh, and the cookies sound so, so good! I might just have to get this book as a Christmas gift to myself. ;)

  3. The little doughnuts are beautiful, Shelly! I really love the little bead-sprinkles on top!

    And I would like some cookies please, you, Guppy and her friend must have had a fantastically fun time!

  4. Ciao, I just left a reply in regard of the beautiful cookies and cute cloth doughnuts… and it went into the soy burger post!!! I don’t know how I did it, sorry, I am not so good at these things
    :-P

    ciao
    Alessandra

  5. Both the doughnuts and the cookies look really yummy!
    Thanks for mentioning your new How To page. I was kinda thinking of maybe making Christmas decorations to give to my nephews and my niece, and your décorations de Noël en pâte à sel might well be what I end up making. :)

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