Thursday, October 29, 2009

Bake Sale Goodies!

I visited Cannon Beach this past weekend and participated in a bake sale for the Women's Auxiliary Club. These are the goodies I made:

First up, Coconut Macaroons dipped in dark chocolate! I got this recipe from the always awesome, Julie Hasson! The recipe can be found on the membership side of EverydayDish. I must admit these macaroons were delicious! Toasty on the outside and slightly gooey on the inside. They tasted very similar to Almond Joys! They were also super easy and quick to make! You can add the chocolate chips in with the cookie batter instead of dipping them in chocolate or go crazy and do both.

Next up, mini carrot cake cupcakes with the vegan cream cheese frosting from VCTOTW. I added a bit of fresh lemon juice to the frosting and this really made it taste like the non-vegan cream cheese frosting I grew up with. The actual cupcakes are from a carrot cake recipe from school that I veganized. These little babies ended up being really moist and rich! I think the secret to keeping them moist is crushed pineapple. It also adds a great flavor and texture to the cake. I decorated the minis with toasted walnuts and fondant carrots.

Ok, these really are Perfect Vegan Sugar Cookies. I made the dough the night before and I found it really easy to work with. The dough holds its shape really well, so I plan on making these again for the holidays. I made over 11 dozen of these and dipped them by hand in the icing. It surprisingly did not take very long!

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