Vegan Mofo #10: Black, White & Drool Allover

Vegan Mofo #10: Black, White & Drool Allover

Yesterday being the Jewish holiday of Yom Kippur, I had no school: job or graduate school. So while those who practice fast, I practiced creating gluttonous vegan treats. Bakery staple, the black & white cookie!  I remember having these when I was a kid… half of them, I should say, as I only ate the chocolate side.  This was my first attempt at anything from My Sweet Vegan. Hannah’s recipes are indeed decadent, most call for a ton of white flour and a ton of sugar.  And I’ve yet to have an occasion that requires that much sweetness.  But I am spending the long weekend with an old friend and her brand new baby, so I’ll make an exception.

Waco, as we affectionately and mysteriously call each other, is my friend of almost 20 years. Given that we are complete opposites, this is an amazing feat.  It helped that she lived down the block from me (“Meet me at the corner, ” we’d say, both arriving barefoot). Waco had a baby girl named Chloe recently and this just blows my mind.  I feel like we’re the same little girls practicing shaving our legs in her bathroom, stealing make-up from the local five-n-dime, cruising the Wantagh Parkway blasting her terrible “house” music (occasionally appeasing me with the Smiths).  That she made a person is unreal & I can’t wait to meet her.
To celebrate our October birthdays (8 days apart), the arrival of Chloe and 20 years of our stark differences complementing each other: the black and white cookie.
See that white stuff? That is Tofutti Sour Cream!  I’ve been meaning to empty this tub and get it out of my fridge.  Can you tell I am neurotic about product turnover?
Once the ton of flour, sugar and Tofutti was combined, what a delicious batter!  I could not get enough.
Here are the cookies cooling, waiting for their two-tone coat.
Vanilla glaze first!

Then the chocolate. What a mess I made of the vanilla. The chocolate glaze was thicker, less drippy. This was actually the only snag to my completing this recipe. The thicker chocolate glaze took away from that bakery smooth texture…

Oh well. They were delish and sure to be a hit with Waco.