SPCA Christmas Bake Sale #3!

December 8, 2010

This December 13th will be our 4th charity bake sale, and the 3rd one we’ve done at Christmas for the SPCA of Texas.  Since I stopped eating and using eggs and dairy products this last January, I needed to find some great new recipes for this year’s sale.  We’ve been blessed with great success and happy customers that return year after year, so scrapping all of my old recipes and starting over was a daunting proposition!  I was especially motivated to find some fabulous goodies after a hater told me I’d be disappointed because no one would buy “that vaygan stuff”!

I bought several vegan baking cookbooks and did a lot of online research, and finally swooped into the kitchen to get my hands dirty.  I’ve been baking up a storm in my lab (aka kitchen) for the last several weeks, trying out new recipes.  The latest test: Oatmeal Dried Cherry Cookies adapted from Veganomicon: The Ultimate Vegan Cookbook.

Vegan Oat Cherry Cookie

These cookies had a great flavor, and would have been excellent if I hadn’t over-baked them by a couple of minutes.  That’s why I test though.  I have a rule that I never make a recipe for the bake sale without taking it for a test drive first.

I’m pretty excited with the successes I’ve had.  I actually have well over a dozen things to choose from.  These are my favorite options.

  • Chocolate Chunk Oatmeal Coconut Cookies adapted from Epicurious
  • Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie with Peanuts and Almond Meal adapted from Cookie Madness

There’s much more baking to be done so I’m dashing back to the kitchen for more baking frenzy.  I’ll be back next week with photos from the sale, and hopefully a big donation to the SPCA to report!

~BigSis

2 Comments so far

  1. Posted by Anna

    December 19, 20109:39 pm

    I hope the Bake Sale was a huge success.

    Not to brag, but my daughter and her friend held a brownie sale in our front yard a few months ago and we took all the money to the Austin Animal Shelter. I was so proud of those girls. We’re thinking of fostering or adopting a puppy, but it’s going to take more planning.

    About cookies, have you seen the book Vegan Cookies Take Over Your Cookie Jar? I’ve been reading it, but have only baked the gingerbread biscotti. It has lots of really good looking recipes.

  2. Posted by BigSis

    December 20, 20108:53 am

    Hi Anna! The Bake Sale raised over $3,200 so far and we still have some donations coming in so we could get closer to our $4,000 goal.

    I do have that cookbook, and made 3 biscotti recipes from it this year, including the gingerbread biscotti. They came out great!

    Good for your daughter! That’s an awesome thing for her to do! We can only adopt so many animals, and then we have to find other ways to contribute to their welfare, like bake sales! I have the urge for a puppy myself (actually a Corgi like yours) but I’m resisting since I don’t have a yard.

    Have a happy holiday!

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