Fans of cookbooks like Vegan Cupcakes Take Over The World and other great vegan baking books will find that Vegan Cookies Invade Your Cookie Jar is a good addition to the bookshelf – and bakers who aren’t experienced with vegan baking will find a lot of great recipes in here, as well. Cookies are great treats to make because they generally require minimal time and equipment to make. This book embraces that fact and keeps the cookie recipes simple and tasty, focusing on ingredients that you probably already have in your cupboard to make delicious cookies that just so happen to be vegan.
The book has 100 recipes, ranging from classics like Oatmeal Raisin Cookies to more contemporary cookies, like Roasted Almond with Fleur de Sel cookies. There are drop cookies, slice-and-bake cookies, bar cookies and even a category for wholesome cookies (the kind that you won’t feel too guilty about eating with your breakfast). The recipes are straightforward and easy to follow, with plenty of great photos throughout to remind you of all the recipes that you want to try next. There are lots of tips sprinkled throughout the book about baking, too, and plenty of suggestions for flavor variations on each recipe.
Although these cookies are vegan, this book is first and foremost a book about baking great cookies. There are many suggestions offered for bakers looking for gluten free recipes and other dietary substitutions, and the wholesome chapter is for cookies that use minimally processed sweeteners and whole grains. That said, most of the recipes read just like their non-vegan counterparts, calling for all purpose flour, sugar and spices (although canola is far more common in these cookies than butter is, of course!) and bake recipes that will evoke favorite childhood cookie memories.