SURPRISE! I have another Romero-Moskowitz creation for you. But what do you expect, they’re basically the Godmothers of modern vegan cooking, and books as good as theirs deserve to be praised high and low!
Not unlike their follow-up book, Vegan Pie In The Sky, Vegan Cookies Invade Your Cookie Jar takes a rather broad approach to the term ‘cookie’, including recipes for bars like brownies and lemon bars as well as every cookie and biscuit under the sun. If you’re looking for a book that will cover the widest variety of little treats baked on sheets possible, you’ve certainly come to the right place. I don’t think there is even an omni-cookie-book that is as thorough as this masterpiece.
Like the duo’s other dessert books, Vegan Cookies Invade Your Cookie Jar is small, extremely portable and soft cover. It’s neatly laid out, includes plenty of stunning pictures and is one of those cookbooks you can flip through again and again without it ever getting old.
I’ve owned the book for about two years now and I can honestly say that although some recipes might not be to everyone’s taste, they definitely yield consistently good results. They’re also very forgiving to alterations, which makes this a great book for the experimenters among us. For instance, when I make the Chocolate Chip Cookies, I always use about 2/3 of the stated amount of oil and the cookies always come out of the oven tasting delicious.
Writing an entire book about cookies is quite a feat, and I have to admit that I wasn’t sure whether it would be worth the price. After all, many of the recipes would be really similar to each other, right? WRONG. Isa and Terry have definitely gone above and beyond developing a delicious variety of recipes, including both classic recipes (homemade Oreos, anyone?), new variations of traditional cookies and some completely new creations.
We knew before that these two ladies know how to write a cookbook, but I never stop being amazed by their creativity and talent. Again, all I can say is that I highly recommend this book, if you don’t have it already it will definitely be an asset to your kitchen (or coffee table) collection.
I’d love to hear what your favourite vegan cookie recipes are in the comments!