My friend Misti had a baby shower over the weekend, and though none of the hosts were vegan, they were all so concerned that I found something to eat at the snack table. I told them all I needed was hummus with pita chips and a cocktail (yes, this was a fun baby shower ... the kind with liquor). That's plenty to make me happy.
But I knew the fancy, two-tiered, fondant-covered cake wouldn't be vegan, so I brought along some vegan cookies to share — Rocky Road Cookies from Vegan Cookies Invade Your Cookie Jar:
These cocoa cookies were flecked with semi-sweet and white chocolate chips and roasted almonds. I'd been hoarding a few bags of vegan white chocolate chips that Panda Cookie had given me at a Nashville vegan potluck last year, and this was a great way to use some.
The cookies were soft and super-chocolatey. And the almond extract in the recipe gave them a really unique taste. But they didn't hold together so well. If not picked up gently, the cookies would fall apart.
But none of the omnivores at the party seemed to care if their cookies fell apart. One guy even proclaimed, after sampling a few, that he would go vegan if all vegan food tasted like those cookies! Score.