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Simple and delicious!

  • Jul 7, 2010
This is great book! It's easy to understand and not too overwhelming for a non-vegan like me. The recipes are easy to follow, and it's not pretentious in the least. It’s geared toward a younger generation so some of the language is clearly generational, but the important information and recipes are clearly written so that bakers of all ages can easily understand it.

There’s a good explanation of the special ingredients at the beginning of the book so that you know what you’re working with. Some of the ingredients can only be found at specialty stores, but that’s to be expected when you’re going vegan. There is also a substantial list of substitutions that can be made for different ingredients if you happen to look in the cupboard and find that you’re out – both vegan and non-vegan ingredients are included in the list! Another helpful feature of the book is ‘cookie troubleshooting,’ which is at the beginning of the book. It details common problems in the cookies , what may have gone wrong, and how to make them better the next time!

It’s clear that these recipes have been carefully written, tested, and selected. The recipes themselves are detailed and hard to mess up! There is a huge variety of cookies to be made and none are too fancy that they’re overwhelming, or use such obscure ingredients that you’re going to spend a fortune on a whipping up a batch. Just tons of delicious-looking, simple, vegan cookies! Lots of gorgeous pictures, too!

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July 12, 2010
It can be difficult to find good vegan cookbooks! Thanks so much for sharing this review. The cookies sounds really yummy!
July 07, 2010
Ooooh, this book sounds great! I'm not vegan either, but I love baking and I love eating healthier, even if it's just a bit ;) Thanks for sharing, lady!
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From the authors of the excellent—and cheeky—Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the Worldcomes this winning collection of vegan cookie recipes that should appeal to vegans and nonvegans alike (if those nonvegans are willing to seek out a few specialty ingredients—the authors helpfully provide suggestions and resources—and make the unfortunate substitution of margarine for butter). Without a hint of preachiness, and with plenty of sass, the book delivers veganized versions of traditional cookies such as New York City's black and white cookies, Pepperidge Farm Milanos (called minonos) and lemon bars, about which the authors explain, “For too long we vegans have had our faces pressed against the glass of the dessert case and longing for the sweet tartness of those shimmering lemon bars. Well, you can stop scaring the staff of that bakery.” There are also sophisticated confections like toasted almond cookies with fleur de sel and macadamia lace cookies. While there are cookies that sound suspiciously healthy, such as fruity oaty bars and whole wheat chocolate chip cookies, decadent recipes like caramel pecan bars and starry fudge shortbread, filled with non-dairy chocolate ganache, show that you can be vegan and still indulge in delicious treats.(Nov.)
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ISBN-10: 160094048X
ISBN-13: 978-1600940484
Author: Terry Hope Romero, Isa Chandra Moskowitz
Genre: Cookbooks
Publisher: Da Capo Lifelong Books
Date Published: November 10, 2009
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