Homer Simpson may have said it best when he chanted: “You don’t win friends with salad.” That’s why the Deities invented vegan cookies. Specifically, these chocolate chip cookies.
Naturally, I can’t help but add my own stanza to this prayer of sweet and fat… a little kick of coffee. Just a tablespoon of instant coffee granules, mixed in with the wet ingredients (say, along with the vanilla).
I’ve made these before and repeatedly hear requests to bring them again and share the recipe. Typically summer isn’t an ideal time to bake sheet after sheet of hot, delicious cookies, but for the sake of the MoFo, I muddled through. It’s not earth-shattering or anything, but they’re goddamn delicious, and sure to elicit at least three “You made these? They’re vegan? But they’re so good!” responses. So I asked for these responses. With selfies.
I sent out the email announcing their location and the request for pics with the opening line: Do you hear “vegan” and think “yuck”? Pfft.
They quickly disappeared, and my inbox filled up:
Pfft is right!!! These cookies are SO GOOD!!
you are a vegan goddess divine. me love emily coooookies 🙂
Wow, I am not vegan but the blog and the food looks great 🙂
You are my HERO! Those are Pawsome! Hi Paw! I didn’t take a selfie, does that mean that I can eat another one for the selfie sake?
ITS VERY VERY GOOD. ALMOST LIKE IT HAD ALL THE GOOD NON-VEGAN STUFF IN IT! AHAHAHHAH SUPER GOOD THANK YOU!
Someone else responded in meme form:
Probably BECAUSE they are Evil! Yummy, yummy, Evil… 😀
Finally, an actual selfie was offered:
I am not a vegan nor a vegetarian and I eat animals and animal things but I LOVE VEGANS and vegan cooking.
Cheers. These are bad ass.
CONVERSION IN PROCESS.
NEXT STOP: THE MOON. Which is made of cashew cheese, probably.
(Thank you to my lovely coworkers for your responses, and especially to Enrica for the awesome selfie. Next time I bake I will share without asking for proof you enjoyed it. You can just glare at me in the hallway and make kale jokes, or something.)