Tuesday, June 29, 2010
The beginning travels into the vegetarian world
This is my first attempt at vegetarian cookies. Mind you they do have butter, but it could easily be margarine to become a vegan recipe. I found it on an eggless website. I used chocolate chips instead also. I have to let you know they are a bit dry, but that's the butter. I think margarine would make them much more moist. They're different, but they worth the adventure. Will I visit the Krispie Kookie realm again? Probably not.
I plan on becoming completely vegetarian this year. It's best for my body. I'm not doing it for ethical reasons. I come from a long line of cattle ranchers. Now, my parents do ranch Irish Dexter Cattle, but they raise them as pets. Seriously! My folks do not sell or kill their cattle. It's costing them a fortune, but my Dad is happy. My Mom loves the calves, and names them all. They raised ducks and chickens as well. All of the chickens have been killed by wildlife, and not my parents. They do eat the eggs though. This is where I make the stand as well. I will not turn from dairy or eggs.
This choice is also for me, not any other reason. I enjoy eggs, and I like cheese. I like a good ice cold glass of chocolate milk as well. So, I will remain an lacto/ovo vegetarian. I have no desire to go vegan. I am happy for those that do it, that is fine for them.
I do not believe that ranchers and farmers are causing global warming. I do believe that if these people are left to keep all of their animals that the methane would be determintal to the earth. So, I support all ranchers and farmers. I have no problem with hunters either. As long as they don't sit up on a blind and shoot deer/other animals like they are fish in a barrel. That annoys the hell out of me. Be more like my Uncle and get down with a bow and arrow and hunt like a real hunter.
Okay, I didn't mean to get on a box about vegetarianism. I'm simply trying to post a decent cookie recipe.
So, here it is:
Krispi Kookies (the way I made them)
Preheat the oven to 180°C/350°F/Gas mark 4
1 1/4 cups plain/all purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1 cup soft butter
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla essence
2 cups rice krispies/puffed rice
1 cup chocolate chips
Sift together the flour and cinnamon.Set aside.Cream together the butter, sugar and vanilla until fluffy and light. Add dry ingredients with the rice and chocolate chips. Mix well.
Drop by level tablespoonfuls onto ungreased baking sheets and bake at 350 degrees for about 15 minutes or until cookies are a pale golden brown.
Try them, you might like them...they're like a sweet crumbly butter cookie.