Well, I got back to business last week baking cookies for a 'Beach Day' for my daughter's kindergarten class.
I made Oatmeal Raisin Cookies from E,D&BV (which I blogged about before), and a modification of my Double Chocolate Almond Explosion Cookies from Vive. There is a no peanut/nut policy at our kindergarten, so I instead made a 'triple chocolate' version of these cookies. I omitted the almond slivers and almond extract, and replaced them with vegan white chocolate chips and vanilla extract.
Since there were a lot of little mouths to feed (and mouths that like to nibble), I made the cookies much smaller and baked for about 10 minutes instead of 11. They turned out beautifully. The chocolate ones disappeared in a flash. I thought the kids would go for the raisin ones first - I mean, these are some jumbo, plump raisins...
But no, I guess the kids have learned early in life the bliss that is chocolate. Who can blame them? One of the moms told me that she heard several of the kids ask "where are those vegan cookies, I want another vegan cookie". How funny! Not "Mommy, I want another chocolate cookie" or "one of those raisin cookies". But, just "the vegan cookie". Works for me.
If vegan = yummy in their eyes, it's all good. Smart cookies. The kids I mean. Yeah, cookies too.