The holidays aren’t so sweet for those people who have to pass up all the trays of Christmas cookies because of a food allergy or vegan lifestyle. So, when I heard that Isa Chandra Moskowitz and Terry Hope Romero were following up their most-awesome Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World with the new Vegan Cookies Invade Your Cookie Jar, I couldn’t wait to get my grubby little hands on it. I knew they wouldn’t let me and my milk-allergic daughter down.
And, oh, did they pull through with this cookbook, whose photographs are food porn for those of us who like to curl up with cookbooks and drool all over the pages. They have everything from classic Chocolate Chip Cookies to Peanut Butter Chocolate Pillows whose recipe is already so stained from my baking fingers, it looks like I’ve owned the book for months and not days.
They even have vegan interpretations for such classics as Nutter Butters, Samoas and Oreos, which have always been vegan, but here you can eat the cookie without all the mysterious ingredients in the store-bought version. And you gluten-avoiders may want to kiss them for telling you how to easily make any of the cookies in the book gluten-free.
Some of the recipes are a bit more adventurous than my kids are willing to try (Tahini Lime anyone?) but with 100 to choose from, my kitchen will be busy enough as it is. -Christina