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Tuesday, January 18, 2011

: vegan meal of the week : week 2 :

so, this weeks meal is a dessert.
i got it from this book.
oat 'n' maple cream sandwich cookies
[vegan modifications made by me]

what you need : 
*1/2 cup vegan butter [i like earth balance]
*1 cup agave
*1 teaspoon vanilla
*1/2 cup firm tofu [pureed]
*1 cup spelt flour
*1/2 teaspoon baking soda
*1 teaspoon cinnamon
*1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
*1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg

to make the filling : 
*1/2 cup vegan butter
*1/3 cup + 1 tablespoon agave
*1/3 cup almond milk
*1 teaspoon vanilla
*1 teaspoon maple EXTRACT

how to do it : 
1) preheat oven to 350*
2) in a large bowl mix butter, agave & vanilla. add in tofu & mix til well blended
3) add spelt flour, baking soda, and all spices. stir well.
4) drop batter in large tablespoons onto baking sheet ; flatten to make circles. bake 12-15 minutes.

while cookies are baking ; start on frosting.
1) in a large bowl beat butter til fluffy. [be sure to use an electric mixer]
2) add agave, continue mixing.
3) add milk, vanilla + extract. mix until fluffy

once cookies have cooled, spoon 1-2 tbsp filling on flat side of one cookie.
top with second cookie.
wrap individually in plastic wrap, or put in plastic container.
can be frozen up to 3 months.

*edit : i wrote this post back before i knew it was cool to take photos of what you are baking*
*if i choose to make this again, i will take photos and edit this post ;)