Almond Milk’s Favorite Cookie
1.March.2011 § Leave a Comment
If oreos are “Milk’s Favorite Cookie” then I reckon homemade vegan oreos are “Almond Milk’s Favorite Cookie”. While not exactly health food, these babies are free of, well whatever’s in an oreo that makes them so unsettling. Also they are adorable and show people that you care.
Here’s what’s in em.
cream 1 cup margarine
stir in 1 scant cup of powdered sugar
then ¾ cup dutch cocoa
beat in 1 tsp vanilla
then add 1 1/3rd cup whole wheat flour
with a dash of salt
and 1/8th tsp baking soda
I like it when homemade versions of mass produced goods look a little rustic (I really wanted to say doofy, but maybe it’s just because that’s one of my favorite words), so I scooped the dough in level tablespoons then rolled it in a ball in my hands and flattened it like I was working with mini pizza dough. (Your hands will get too sticky after a while so regular washing is advised. But for a more polished look, you can roll the dough out on a floured of cocoa-ed surface and cut in whatever shape you desire.
Then we pop them on a greased baking sheet and put them in a 325 degree oven for 10 minutes Then take them out and flatten them a bit if needed and put them back in for another 5. Let cool for another 10 before putting them on a rack where you should let them cool completely.
While the cookies are cooling, it’s time to make the creamy filling.
1/3rd cup margarine
1 tbsp coconut oil (You can skip this and sub a bit more margarine, but I like the flavor-dimension it adds
2 scant cups powdered sugar
1 tsp vanilla
Cream together the fats, then stir in the powdered sugar. When it’s not incredibly dusty, add the vanilla and start beating it until it’s a lovely smooth frosting texture.
I piped the frosting on to feel fancy.
And smooshed the cookies together
Omnomnom. These will be a bit “oreo-cakester-like” for the first day. Not that I’m complaining. Or as my friend, Alex said, “They’re better than oreos because they’re a little soft, and they’re better than cakesters because they’re a little bit crunchy. And they don’t have crack like Nabisco products so they’re healthy!”
I’m not usually a big fan of so much margarine and sugar, but you can’t argue with results. My theory is if you eat something low fat, minimally processed and healthy meals 9 times out of 10, that 10th meal can be something like this. Maybe I should move it to once every 10 days but…. well, I’ll do it later c:
Makes a dozen big cookies. A lot more of little ones.
Great as an ice cream topper, dipped in yo’ favorite milk, slathered in peanut butter and, well, I’m sure you get the point. These are gosh darn delicious.