Monday, January 23, 2012

Well, Hello There....

Geez Louise, I guess I wasn't kidding when I said that Vegan MoFo almost killed me. That was in October, and since then, I've had - what - a handful of posts? I've been cooking, and taking pictures of my food, but that's as far as I've gone. I've enjoyed my little hiatus, but now I'm coming back to my blog!

Guess what? I've eaten a lot of food since the end of October! I've eaten some pumpkin pie, hearty soups, Christmas cookies, Christmas Stollen, big main-dish salads, fondue, smoothies, and lots of snackies. Before it gets any more ridiculously out-of-season, let's take a look at some of my Christmas cookies. I was totally excited to make Christmas cookies with my son this year. He had a blast rolling out the dough and helping me make the Gingerbread Cut-Out Cookies from Vegan Cookies Invade Your Cookie Jar.

I mean, seriously....are these things cute, or what?

I had a little extra dough, so I made a little baseball cookie for my boy.

He absolutely loved it! He's a baseball fanatic, even though he's only 2. He's a Yankees fan just like his Mommy!

These gingerbread cookies were probably the best ones I've ever had, and they were super, super easy to make. They were soft, perfectly spiced, and craaazy delicious. I'll make them again next year for sure!

I also made a batch of 21st-Century Carob Chip Cookies, also from VCIYCJ. These were pretty rad little cookies. They had whole-wheat pastry flour, carob chips, roasted peanuts, raisins, flaxseed, and Sucanat in them - all good, healthy stuff. (So good and healthy, in fact, that I didn't feel bad about eating 4 of them in one go.)

Yeah, maybe they weren't very Christmasy, but maybe it's time we put some carob in Christmas.
Mmmmm...Christmas cookies.

At least I only have to wait another 11 months!


Kelly said...

I'll ignore that comment about the Yankees! ;)

Welcome back! MoFo + the holidays are so draining that it's definitely difficult to post regularly. But I'm happy to see you return! Your cookies all look so yummy. :)

Bethany said...

Hahahaha, hey, at least I'm teaching my son to be tolerant of Red Sox fans ;-)

Glad to see you got a chance to visit RI during the holidays...I mean, what's Christmas without seeing the Big Blue Bug in his holiday finest, right?!