Vegan Swiss Fudge Cookies

Vegan Swiss Fudge Cookies

I’ve always wanted to try the vegan recipe for Swiss Fudge Cookies from Vegan Cookies Invade Your Cookie JarThe Stella Doro ones were a favorite of mine when I was a kid. The PPK calls them Starry Fudge Shortbread cookies. The recipe is a bit involved, the kind of cookie recipe you don’t really want to spend your weekend hours doing–unless you had two months of weekend. With time on my side, I threw down in the kitchen.

DSC_0003The dough was  thick… and my pastry bag was cheap and porous. But I managed to pipe these cuties well and give them a nice concave recess for the fudge-y ganache.

DSC_0004_2Here’s a closer look at the deep caves for the chocolate.

DSC_0005I guess my fudge was also thick. This was my fault as I winged it on the stovetop. I was also a bit uneasy about the chocolate seizing. Maybe I watch too many baking competitions on the television. In the end, I was delighted with how these turned out!

DSC_0009Luckily I had a place to offer them up this day, otherwise I would have surely eaten them all–one-by-one, slowly.

DSC_0015Eat your heart out, Stella Doro!

DSC_0021And they were even more delicious the next day. . . what else can  veganize?? I would love to veganize these, an old kind of Nabisco cookie I hoarded and binged in my childhood. Memories of eating these cookies are so vivid. I’m delighted to see that others feel just strongly about them.