I'm feeling the cookie love right now ... for two reasons. First (and most importantly), I was greeted this morning to a message from Jess the Domestic Vegan telling me that I'd won the Liz Lovely cookie sampler contest! This is what I'll get from the incredible, yummy Liz Lovely vegan cookies company:
A few weeks ago, Jess asked her readers to name their favorite cookie and one commenter would be randomly chosen to win the sampler pack. My favorite cookies just so happen to be Liz Lovely Cowgirl Cookies. I've only had them once, when I ordered a package from VeganEssentials, but I savored those two cookies like they were gold. I only allowed myself 1/4 of the cookie at a time so they'd last longer. Now, that won't be a problem. Thanks Jess and Liz Lovely!
On another cookie note, I made Beltaine Passion Cookies from the Llewellyn's Witches Datebook:
These spicy balls, chock full of ginger, clove, and cinnamon, are supposed to awaken your inner passions. Beltaine, or May Day (May 1), is an ancient Gaelic holiday, celebrating the fertility of the Earth.
The cookies were very ginger-y. The recipe called for five teaspoons of ground ginger and 1/2 cup of crystallized ginger. I left the crystallized stuff out because it's nasty. I can't imagine how spicy they'd be with it! There were tasty, but nothing compared to Liz Lovely!