Thursday, October 25, 2007

cookies and cupcakes

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.

33 comments:

sheepish one said...

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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Rainey Day Knitter said...

That looks delicious!

nova said...

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

Julie said...

The snickerdoodles look delicious!

JudyMac said...

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

kim said...

Tiramisu! I love tiramisu! They look incredible.

Twisted Knitter said...

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!

Wannabe said...

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.

So Much Fun said...

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

TJ said...

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

2begin2 said...

There's something about snickerdoodles!

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

Kristin said...

yummy!

The_Add_Knitter said...

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

The Litter Box House said...

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

Stella said...

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...

emily said...

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.

JL said...

yummy yummy !

Louise said...

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.

tiennie said...

Those look delicious! Snicker doodles are my favorite!

Sarah said...

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.

AJ said...

Looks delicious! I love snickerdoodles and I love tiramisu!

DAWN said...

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.

KeanaLee said...

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

Stacey said...

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!!!

leslie said...

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

Kaet said...

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

TLCknits said...

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!

Hege said...

Yummy!

Have a great weekend :)

erin said...

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

Sheila said...

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

KnitPastis said...

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!

radioactive girl said...

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.