Chocolate chip cookies! And vegan desserts

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chocolate chip cookies

Yes, I’m blogging about cookies again!

Ever have one of those mornings when you wake up and just have to bake something?  That happened to me on Sunday.  Despite still having some of those tasty blueberry muffins hanging around, my brain latched on to the idea of  a fresh batch of cookies and wouldn’t let go.  What was I to do except break out Vegan Cookies Invade Your Cookie Jar and appease it with the most classic cookie there is?

Needless to say, my cookie-craving brain was indeed appeased.  I think I baked them a little too long, since the recipe seemed to be hinting at chewy cookies and these came out more on the crispy side.  But I’m not complaining.  They’re delicious, and just what I wanted!

I’ve seen remarks around the internet and have been on the receiving end of them in real life from people who are baffled by the idea of vegan baked goods.  Not because they don’t understand how a cookie can be a cookie without eggs, but because they’ve somehow become convinced that veganism is the same thing as eating health food all of the time.  They seem to think that vegans never, ever ingest anything that resembles junk food.

This mindset makes me a little sad, because I think it’s part of what turns people off to veganism.  It’s also part of the prevailing attitude that any healthy lifestyle is the same thing as self-deprivation.  I wish there were one or two simple sentences that could automatically convince these people that things like cookies can be, and often are, part of a healthy diet.  As long as you’re eating a variety of other foods, what’s wrong with eating a cookie??

That’s my soapbox moment for the day.  Stop reading my ranting and go bake something. 😉

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About the Author:

Sam has been a vegan since summer of 2009 and has spent the subsequent years experimenting with all manner of vegan food. She holds a Certificate in Plant-Based Nutrition from the T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies and is a graduate of the Bauman College Nutrition Consultant Program. She is a member of Toastmasters International and currently serves as part of the Capital View Toastmasters club. When she's not blogging or cooking, Sam likes to read and study the Bible, play silly card games and knit socks.
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