cookies and cupcakes

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Charlie chose the cookie this week. An all time favorite, snicker doodles. This time I used spectrum organic vegetable shortening from whole foods. They tasted exactly the same. (I promise, mom.) And, they are non-hydrogenated! Gotta love that.

And speaking of tasting exactly the same, let me tell you about this beautiful cupcake. It is a vegan tiramisu cupcake made by my dear friend, Merrit. The recipe is from Vegan Cupcakes Take Over The World. My diet is not vegan, but I want this cookbook. Absolutely delicious. I really didn't want to share. But I did. A little.

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33 comments

  1. yummy!! i've often wondered how you spooned out that crisco for your recipes without cringing! thanks for the test-run of spectrum.

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  3. I love snickerdoodles...and cupcakes and tirimisu....I need to get some lunch!

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  4. The snickerdoodles look delicious!

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  5. Thank you for the tip on the vegan cookery book...another one for my collection. :)

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  6. Tiramisu! I love tiramisu! They look incredible.

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  7. I've been meaning to tell you how much I enjoy Cookie of the Week :-)

    I usually just read about your cookies and eat them with my eyes, but I think I will actually make some Snickerdoodles soon. You know, the last recipe I used called for butter instead of shortening. And every last cookie got eaten, so I guess that it was a hit!

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  8. I've used that shortening for a while and love it. I also use Organic Earth Balance instead of butter or margarine in all my recipes. You really can't tell. I have been replacing all my baking with vegan ingredients and love it. VCTOW is my all time fav cupcake book. LOVE it.

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  9. Hi Leslie,
    www.trophycupcakes.com makes a snickerdoodle cupcake...did I mention they are across the hall from me...yummo!

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  10. Those look delicious! I could use a snickerdoodle to go with my pumpkin spice latte I'm currently devouring :)

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  11. There's something about snickerdoodles!

    I'm going to have to check that cupcake cookbook out - thanks for the tip!

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  12. Those snickerdoodles on that blue plate are so enticing. Also, have you ever thought of being a hand model??

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  13. I found your blog today and absolutely love it. I swear that if I start getting into knitting and sewing, it's all because of you. I had to go back and read all your entries...they were so charming.

    And the photos are great. I especially love the one where your daughter models her new vest. So cute!

    Andrea

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  14. YUM. These photos are so great!

    I'm a big fan of the Spectrum shortening. I figure, if you need to use saturated fats (and sometimes you really do), might as well use the kinds that grow that way! And Palm and Coconut are so happy to oblige...

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  15. i'm thinking that cookie of the week could be a hit at my house.

    and i've got a tub of that spectrum shortening in my cabinet (left over from birthday cake frosting) and have been wondering what to do with it.

    now i know! thanks leslie.

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  16. What a great idea, my kids would love that. Aren't you a lovely mum! Is Crisco oil or something else? I'm just wondering how that translates to Aussie products.

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  17. Those look delicious! Snicker doodles are my favorite!

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  18. That is a beautiful plate for a yummy looking cookie. I might have to peruse that cookbook.

    Chalkboard paint is a fun idea. I might have a spare wall for it (a kitchen cookie board maybe), but a whole house with chalk dust. I'd be seriously done in.

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  19. Looks delicious! I love snickerdoodles and I love tiramisu!

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  20. Snickerdoodles ALWAYS take me back to my childhood. I use to love it when my mom made them. The house would smell so good and it made me feel all safe and loved inside. Mmmmm. Home.

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  21. interesting cupcake. It would be even better with a little crumbled taco beef on top. JK> :-)

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  22. snickerdoodles have to be one of my favorite all time cookies! thanks for the tip on shortening at Whole Foods - I'll have to get some....

    that cupcake - oh my gosh!!!

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  23. snickerdoodles.
    wow. i can't remember the last time i had those. or even heard that word.
    they look delicious.

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  24. yum! i love well made tiramisu (get it wrong and it is really bad) and that cupcake looks delicious! so do the snickerdoodles!

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  25. CAKE!? CAKE!? if it has the word cake in it!! IT's ALL GOOD! OH.. how I love snickerdoodles too.... a welcoming flavor of fall!

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  26. Yummy!

    Have a great weekend :)

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  27. Thanks for the cookbook recommendation - I have two very close friends that are vegan. And they both have birthdays in November!

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  28. Oh my goodness yum... yum I want that receipeeeeeeeeeee...lol and to think a vegan tiramisu.

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  29. Pretty little package of goodness she made for you! Tirimisu is by far my favorite dessert.Really looks like a good book.

    I love what you guys had for lunch too. So good!

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  30. I have that cookbook and it is awesome! My son decided to try veganism (is that even a word?) a few years ago, and although it didn't stick, we still all love certain vegan recipes.

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