Thursday, December 2, 2010

Surprise Vegan Cookies

I didn't have such a hot day at work, and was a little bitter about popping round the grocery for the supplies to make Pumpkin Baked Ziti with Caramelized Onions and Sage Crumb Topping (which was so wonderful I retract all bitterness), but the little market by my house always cheers me up and I ended up buying some Late July Dark Chocolate Covered Sandwich Cookies Sprinkled with Organic Peppermint as a treat.

These cookies caught my eye because they were featured above the Westsoy Chocolate Peppermint Soy Beverage I've been wanting to try, and were covered in crushed candy cane. I've learned to check the ingredients since you never know what might be vegan or not, and I was rewarded! So I purchased the (kind of overpriced) little box and went on my way.

Then, while I sat in my parked car, in a nearly empty lot, I watched a woman attempt to pull into the spot next to me, but pull into my car instead. Luckily, there was no damage.

I got home to find that my dog had torn up the trash and spread it all over the house, then relieved himself in the dining room, before settling onto the couch for a nap.

At this point, with the way things were going, I was afraid the cookies might be poisonous.

I forged on though, and tried them! They are a wonderful treat. The box opens up a bit, I guess to be like a bowl, and the cookies are individually wrapped, which I'm not too excited about. They are basically fancy Oreos, dipped in chocolate, dusted with candy cane bits.

They're a bit pricey, but they're cute, and tasty. If I had to give a coworker a holiday token, this would be a pretty good option. They also work if you've had an annoying day and don't feel like baking, and feel that you are entitled to a treat despite the cake in your refrigerator and the three batches of cookies in your freezer.


  1. I LOVE that pumpkin ziti! I only use half the breadcrumbs, because the whole batch is too overwhelmingly bread-crumby. Still, I don't even like onions but when they're caramelized to death they become amazing. We just made it a few weeks ago, but it might be time for an encore.

  2. Ha ha, I can relate. I'm having that kind of day too! Going to finish it off nicely I hope though with curry, beer and a film. The cookies look yum.

  3. I was surprised by how much I loved the ziti! I thought it would be good, but I put a serious dent in it right out of the oven. It's certain to be a repeat around the house.

    Curry, beer, and a film sounds like a great way to take the edge off a rough day!