Thursday, November 30, 2006

Vegan Oreos

I have fond memories of Oreo Cookies – you know they used to have lard in them - now they don’t but they still aren’t vegan. I also know that no vegan mom wants their vegan child to feel excluded. So the Man-Cub and I came up with OVEG cookies. It was a lot of fun and the Man-Cub loves them.

First of all – the Man-Cub got one of those little packets of Oreos in his Trick-or-Treat bag. We made some salt dough and made an impression of the top of one of the cookies. Then we took a toothpick and changed the OREO to OVEG – do a mirror image thing here. Let it dry for several days – until it is quite hard.














Vegan Oreos or OVEG's

1 ½ c. flour – I used all purpose – but you could probably use rice flour too
¾ c. cornstarch
2/3 c. cocoa
1 t. baking powder
1 t. baking soda
½ t. salt

Whisk all this together in a medium sized bowl.

Then cream together:

¾ c. Earth Balance
1 c. sugar – I used turbinado
½ c. egg replacer goo – I bring ½ c. water and ¼ c. flax seed to a boil and then strain the goo through cheesecloth.
1 t. vanilla

Preheat oven to 350° . Add the dry ingredients to the wet - I used a heavy-duty mixer to mix this dough and it is quite stiff. Then make little balls of dough.


Dip your little cookie press in flour – you have to do this each time you use it or it will stick – then tap off the excess flour and press the little ball until it is quite flat. Oh, and make sure you use parchment paper to line your cookie sheets. The cookies are very thin and take only about 5 minutes to bake. Let them cool a little bit before you try to remove them from the cookie sheet.








While they are baking – make the filling.










Filling:

2 c. confectioner’s sugar
2 T. canola oil
1 t. agar agar powder
Approx. 2 T. water

Mix together and fill a pastry bag to pipe the filling onto the cookies. I’m sure you can just spread it with a knife too – but the Man-Cub loves the piping thing.




We got 51 ½ cookies from this batch – and from a little distance – you can’t tell the difference.

What a nice snack!

8 comments:

  1. wow - impressive! who woulda thunk it?

    cold enough for ya?

    we are holding out until dec 1st - still haven't turned the heat on in the house yet....course these 75 degree days have helped....oh well, they're about gone - there's a nasty cold front headed our way!!

    love (and just kidding about that cold enough for ya comment....) K

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  2. ok, i wasn't really kidding about the "cold enough for ya? comment...."

    still love ya, k

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  3. ok, i wasn't really kidding about the "cold enough for ya? comment...."

    still love ya, k

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  4. I know - wind chills 30 - 40 below already and it's not even Christmas yet - It'll be a white one for sure. It was 4 degrees when I took Jack out this morning.

    T

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  5. hey - been meaning to ask, is the "man" following the vegan lifestyle, or just sometimes?

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  6. Hey,
    Only when he likes it - he has no ethical or physical commitment.

    Love ya,

    T

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  7. Actually, Oreos are vegan in most parts of the country - they changed the formula recently!

    Of course yours are sooo sweet and cute.

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  8. Thanks a bunch Vegan Knitting - I didn't know.

    T

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