These cookies were so good, that my doorman called me back after eating them to sing their praises.
Let me back up. I rarely have a sweet tooth, but when I do, it is massive. One of the few things I have had difficulty with being vegan is satisfying that sweet tooth. I have never been much of a baker (as referenced a few times in this blog), and I have consistently not done well attempting to bake vegan. Yesterday, however, I decided that this will all change. I had a craving for oreos (which are vegan!), as well as cookies, and I found a recipe that combines the two. Perfect!
All credit for this recipe goes to This Can’t Be Vegan: Oreo Cheesecake Cookies Hooray pinterest!
16 Oreo cookies
1/2 cup non-dairy butter, softened (such as Earth Balance)
6 tablespoons non-dairy cream cheese (such as Galaxy Foods Cream Cheese Alternative)
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
Mash the oreos to a pulp…I used my blender, but any crushing method should work. I also used my blender (a different blending container) to stir the butter and cream cheese. While the recipe suggests a hand blender, I found that the dough blending mixer on my ninja blender worked well too. After the butter and cream cheese were mixed, add the sugar, and vanilla. Stir some more. Add flour and one cup of the oreos. Stir until completely mixed.
Now comes the hard part…the mixture must be placed in the fridge without you eating it! While this dish is vegan, and there are no raw ingredients to worry about…you do need dough to make the cookies!
After thirty minutes have passed, take the dough out, and roll it into little ‘golf size’ balls. Dip the balls in the remaining oreo crumbs (as if you are breading them!) and place them onto a greased baking sheet. Bake for 12 minutes on 375, remove and cool on tray for another three minutes. Then remove to wire rack, or other cooling device.
Kristina came over last night to drive us to see Ancient Sun at the Tapas Bar Taste. On the way up to my apartment, she mentioned to the door man that I was baking vegan cookies. We brought one down for him to try on our way out. 5 minutes later, on our drive to the show, I received a phone call from him exclaiming that the cookies were way too good to be vegan! Success!!