A Vegan Holiday Final Roundup

Happy Friday and Happy 2015! This is the final roundup of posts from A Vegan Holiday. I missed last week’s (oops!) amid all the holiday hoopla and because I was at my parents’ and they have very unreliable internet.

Thanks to everyone who participated this year. We all had so much fun reading your posts. And thanks to Aileen for helping make this happen.
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Vegan Snowflake Cake

Remember these bad boys?

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I know you do, because who doesn’t? These things were life. If you weren’t aware already, I have a serious marshmallow addiction. I know how horrible marshmallows are for you, but everyone has their vice, right? So these things were right up my alley, and still are. Except NOT VEGAN. UGH. Instead of wallowing in misery, I decided to tackle my own version. And since I didn’t have a snowball-shaped pan and could only find a snowflake mold, I’ve also altered the name. Introducing the Vegan Snowflake Cake.
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Vegan Italian Anise Cookie Recipe

Vegan Italian Anise Cookies

Time to bust out the Italian in me and share a family recipe! Anise is probably one of my all-time favorite flavorings. It’s so bold, and it reminds me of my childhood. Scents and tastes that bring on the nostalgia – can’t get enough of it! These cookies are the perfect addition to your vegan cookie tray, and they are easy to make.

Do I ever post a recipe that’s not easy? I like simple. Simple is good.
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Vegan Gingerbread Cookies

Is there anything better than gingerbread men around the holidays? It really wouldn’t be Christmas without them! My bro and I have a tradition to make them and decorate together each year. Some years we go crazy with the colors and sprinkles, because life is just better when it’s messy and bold. This year, we kept it simple. I adapted this recipe from Minimalist Baker, because God, their recipes are sexy.

Oh, and if you are planning on taking these bad boys to a party tonight, here is your warning: You must freeze batter at LEAST an hour before using your cutters and baking! I actually left mine overnight, so there… now you know. Proceed.
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A Vegan Holiday Week 3 Roundup

Okay, I’m feeling the pressure now. How many shopping days do I have left? Do I have time to bake all the cookies I have to make? And I haven’t even decorated my place yet! Oh well… all that stuff can wait because right now I’m taking a break to read through all of your posts for #aveganholiday. Check out my favorites!  Continue reading