Friday, May 26, 2006

A Better Peanut 'Better' Cookie!

I have posted about my Peanut Better Cookies from Vive once before, so posting about them today may not be anything new or exciting to you.

But, you see, I had to post this pic today because it isn't mine. Dragonslayer e-mailed to tell me that she made these cookies and really enjoyed them, and posted a pic on her blog. When I checked her post, I thought "wow, that's a far better photo than I took!!"

So, to Dragonslayer, you have a Better Peanut 'Better' Cookie than I! :)

16 comments:

Melissa West said...

Wow Dreena! I am honoured! Thank you for making me feel so special in the world of vegan blogging!

I just can't thank you enough for creating healthy recipes that satisfy my food cravings!

SDGvegan said...

mmm I want pb cookies.

EatPeacePlease said...

Can I pay you to send me some? Once again, you are killin' me!

Dreena said...

Oh, you are completely welcome, dragonslayer... my thanks to you for posting them on your blog - and I'm so pleased that you love them!!

Well, now you must go make them, sdgvegan - you can blame dragonslayer for the sweet temptation (okay, I'll take partial blame)! :)

Leslie, if I lived close to you, believe me you would get some! In fact, since hubby calls me "the cookie lady" (always walking out of the house with cookies to give away), and since you are still not friends with your oven, you'd be getting more baked cookies than you'd want! :)

EatPeacePlease said...

You are so sweet, but now you are seriously teasing me with sweetness from the oven!

Right now I am eating Mango Ice Cream from TEV (on a stick) and it's sooo good.

Dreena said...

Ok, Leslie... you have me intrigued! Did you first make the mango ice-cream and them put in popsicle molds? Did that work out fairly well?? I made the banana ice-cream a couple of nights ago for our older daughter - and she just LOVED it! So naturally sweet, and it's like a soft-serve for them!

raising_kahne said...

yumm...Dreena, Im seriously going to have to make these soon! Im still on the Banana Oat Bundles, they make quite a bit! Once I finish them up, it's back to Vive for another recipe! I think Ill either make more of the delicious homestyle chocolate chip cookies, these peanut better cookies, or one of the nut bar recipes from your book! Cant wait!

EatPeacePlease said...

Dreena, I'll most likely post about them tomorrow, as I am glad I snagged a photo before 2/4 were gone!

Yes, first I made the ice cream (while trying not to eat too much raw mango!) and it froze really well, not too firm and for sure not runny. I just spooned some into pre-made molds for popcycles, except I put my own sticks in and didn't use the tops, just molds. I checked them the next day and ran them under hot water and they popped right out and were great treats! So easy! And now I still have what didn't fit in the molds in a small container to dip my bent spoons into! No bending here though, this ice cream is like a mix between sorbet and gelato (double yum!).

Dreena said...

Savannah, if you like pb cookies at all you will love these!! They are definitely more of a sweet cookie than the oat bundles, just so you know. :)

Leslie, thanks for giving me this detail. I don't know why I hadn't thought of making the banana ice-cream, blueberry ice-cream, and the mango banana ice-cream into popsicles before for my daughter???!!! I like the ice-cream when I first make it, because it is so soft, but we don't always eat it all, and esp for the kids, they only want a little at a time. I will definitely be making this into popsicles now... thank you!!!

EatPeacePlease said...

You are welcome! (and I'll email you back in a bit)

raising_kahne said...

yumm. Perfect! Im a peanut butter addict! These are going to the top of my list to make!

Cathy said...

I came over by way of Maddy and love your site (and I am not even a vegan). But I do like healthy food and looking for interesting alternatives for my kids. Now I want to go out and buy your cookbook!

maria_bodoh said...

Dreena- After seeing your pineapple lemon bars on Jenn Schmoo's lunchbox, I HAD to have Vive. My husband ordered it for my birthday, and by the time it had arrived, I had already heard about the fudgy brownies and the leftover lemon-herb tofu sandwhich filling and was desperate to try them. I am happy to report that my first batch of pineapple lemon bars has barely lasted 24 hours. My 2YO son loves to eat, but is allergic to eggs, so Vive Le Vegan is a very welcome addition to my vegan cookbook collection. Thanks!

PS - I bake treats for my neighbors during the holidays, and this year I will be handing out that scrumptions Sublime Chocolate Bark of yours. There will be some very happy people here in Austin TX come December!

Dreena said...

Hi Cathy... thanks for popping by, and for that nice comment. :) Funny you say that, because many times when I meet people at vegetarian and healthy food expos, they often tell me that they aren't vegan - sometimes not even vegetarian, but they are interested in my recipes for the same reason. Healthy foods/snacks for their families. Sometimes they have a family member that has had an illness and they are changing their diets, or other times it's just cleaning house and getting the junk out and good stuff in, or because of food allergies (dairy/wheat, etc). I think because my recipes use a lot of whole foods and not much refined products, that they appeal to non-vegans. Anyhow, I have rambled on (I am known to do that!!), if you have a chance to look through my books, you can always jot down a couple of recipe names that intrigue you, and then come back to search them on my blog. That way you can see if the recipe looks like something you want to try out! Also, you can link on my recipe posting page to sample a couple of recipes there. :)

Oh, thanks Maria!! What a treat to hear such great feedback. Thanks for commenting, and I am so pleased to know that you love those pineapple bars. I love making that bark for the holidays. It's the only time I make it really, but when I do - watch out! Batches of it!! Btw, great guy of yours to order you a cookbook for your bday... I drop the cookbook hints once in a while - occasionally hubby picks them up!! :) Thanks again, I hope you enjoy more recipes, and ask a question anytime you need!

Harmonia said...

These are the first vegan baking item I attempted and LOVED them! Might have to do them again! Yum!

Babette said...

I made these cookies yesterday and they are definitely the best peanut butter cookies I have ever tasted. I got Vive le Vegan just a few weeks ago and I love it.