9.26.2010

milanos cookies

I baked these Milanos cookies for the Lit Group this week. This is a recipe out of Vegan Cookies Invade Your Cookie Jar by Isa Moskowitz and Romero.

What is fabulous about this book - besides all of the delectable recipes - is that the authors make it clear that not only are eggs not needed in cookie recipes, but neither is the boxed egg-replacer. What a fabulous revelation! No more whipping the egg-replacer! I am free of that extra, annoying step, not to mention the cost involved :)

Starch is the binder or ground flax seeds. In these cookies, it was just cornstarch! I baked 40 cookies - there was not a single one left after the book club - except for the ones I hid for David, who, btw, thought they were very authentic, these having been his favorite cookies.

Have I mentioned how easy they were to make? I don't think I have made an easier cookie, with less ingredients involved, than these 3 batches. A true pleasure and a heartfelt gratitude to those two geniuses. I can't wait to make something else - and neither can the kids.

Cost Breakdown:
flour, cornstarch, baking powder: $1.50
vanilla, almond milk, orange zest: $.50
chocolate: $1.50
Total to make 18 cookies (1 batch):
$3.50


5 comments:

  1. That was one of the most eye opening things when I picked up that book (no need for eggs or egg replacers). I haven't done much cookie baking this summer but I am ready to tackle some more.

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  2. Have fun with it, because with this book it is a snap! I am making some more cookies now, egg, dairy, nut and gluten free! All thanks to this little book. I'm in love. My Preteen Lit Group has all of these restrictions and their GF mix has no bean flour in it. Yay!

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  3. Those look great and they sound great too. What a nice discovery that you can leave out eggs or substitutes all together.

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  4. It sure is! The starch, whether in the form of cornstarch or arrowroot, or flax seeds are all that is needed.

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  5. These look amazing. My partner is likely to eat them ALL.

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