The Vegan Cookie Connoisseur: Over 120 Scrumptious Recipes Made with Natural and Simple Ingredients just came out earlier this month and the response has been great! It’s wonderful that people have been enjoying the original book so much over the past 5 years, making a brand new version possible. There are a few incentives to replace your old hardcover copy: a new design, a foreword by Natalie Slater of Bake and Destroy, and a brand new chapter with 8 recipes and photos! And if this is the first you’re hearing of The Vegan Cookie Connoisseur, you’ll find the recipes from the original release, plus all of the updates.
There’s a brand new chapter in this book with 8 new recipes. Since The Vegan Cookie Connoisseur is intended to be a comprehensive guide to classic, easy-to-make cookie recipes, there was an entire category of recipes that the original book was missing: meringue-based cookies! Several of the new recipes utilize chickpea brine as a meringue base or egg replacer. You’ll find recipes for basic Meringue Cookies, Coconut Macaroons, S’mores Bites, and French Macarons in the new book.
Here are a few of the new photos and recipes you’ll find in the new book…
Salted Caramel Shortbread:
Macarons by Charis Mitchell
The Vegan Cookie Connoisseur has always been a group effort, from recipe development to testing, so keeping with the community-based approach to cookbook writing, I brought in Charis Mitchell of the blog Floral Frosting, to provide one of her famous macaron recipes for the book! The photo below is for the Vanilla Macaron recipe, which offers variations for different colors and flavors.
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The Vegan Cookie Connoisseur is available for purchase from Amazon, and will be available at brick-and-mortar bookstores in coming weeks (support independent bookstores and ask your favorite local bookstore to carry it!). Share photos of your baking on Instagram @kellypelozaphoto, or to The Vegan Cookie Connoisseur Facebook page.
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