prepare for an ass-whoopin’: vegan ginger gems

When I bake things for just me and the husband, I don’t go to too much work. I like to keep things simple and relatively foolproof. But sometimes, when I’m having guests over, I like to guild the lily to make things a little bit more special. When I spotted these Ginger Gems on one of my new favorite blogs, Yeah, That “Vegan” Shit, I knew they’d be perfect for tonight’s activities. What’s tonight? Well, tonight, we’re getting together with friends to play some board games. Ticket to Ride (Europe) and maybe some Settlers of Catan. Betchya didn’t know that I was a totally competitive board game geek? Well, the truth is out. I love almost all board games (Monopoly not included) and I love these cookies. You can make them without the glaze, but why bother? Just look how pretty they are under a dazzling white lemony frosting. And that’s the plan. I’m sure everyone will be so enthralled with my baking capabilities that they won’t even notice just how much I’m kicking their asses!

14 comments to “prepare for an ass-whoopin’: vegan ginger gems”

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    Geek+Nerd   November 16, 2006 at 7:45 pm

    mmm, looks yummy! i just wanted to say hello – i’m a new subscriber. love your blog! i’ve made the broccoli cheese pie and baked oatmeal thus far, you have great recipes on here!

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    hag   November 16, 2006 at 10:53 pm

    I haven’t HAD to make Vegan things since I had a vegan roomate about 4 years ago…mabey it is time to start again….these sounds really good. Do all vegans like ginger? It seems they do!

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    Joanne   November 17, 2006 at 7:20 am

    So, how’d you do? Did you kick their butts!?
    I’m a Scrabble fan so I guess that makes me an uber nerd 🙂
    When I first saw this photo I thought “Swedish meatballs”…but on closer inspection realized that they were a dessert. I like the addition of the glaze on top cause I usually find ginger cookies dry tasting.
    These will have to wait…

    p.s. how’s the rain storm situation over there? did you lose power?

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    kickpleat   November 17, 2006 at 10:00 am

    thanks geek+nerd, glad you’re liking my blog!

    hag, i think you should make vegan things. and it’s not true that all vegans like ginger. one of my vegan friends isn’t a fan!

    joanne, there was no ass whopping, sadly. i do love scrabble too! as for the rains, unfortunately, we didn’t lose power, but we can’t drink our water for a few days. brown water = gross.

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    kickpleat   November 17, 2006 at 11:14 am

    yes, you can substitute butter or margarine with no problems. even though i’m not vegan, i do use “earth balance” brand of margarine as it contains no trans fats and tastes really great.

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    jenn   November 17, 2006 at 6:44 pm

    LMAO!!! I love the title!!!!

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    Shelly   November 17, 2006 at 11:00 am

    Looks superdelicious! Do you think the cookies would turn out okay subsituting regular old margarine for the vegan margarine? I’d hate to invest in an item that I’d prolly never use again.

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    Rachel   November 18, 2006 at 12:40 pm

    oh yum! i love them!

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    laura   November 19, 2006 at 1:47 pm

    Just made these, though with evil butter. lol.

    However, is that a typo on the vanilla amount? I only put in one teaspoon because one Tablespoon seemed like way too much!

    They are delicious!

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    ByTheBay   November 20, 2006 at 11:29 am

    Hi! Your blog is so nicely designed… I just found it. And those cooies – MMM mmm. I’m not vegan but since I am trying to reduce dairy in my diet and I’m kosher so I won’t eat a dairy-containing food with a meal that contained meat… I do choose to make vegan baked goods now and again.

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    VDOprincess   November 20, 2006 at 2:47 pm

    Ooooh! Those look lovely! Must try….they seem like a good option to have on hand for the holidays.
    *scurries off to print page*

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    Mekishiko.NoNeko   November 23, 2006 at 7:36 pm

    I really -really- love your blog.
    I’m going to take your recipe for crepes, and try to make it for my wife.
    From the bottom of my heart, I wanna
    thank you for it,


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    kickpleat   November 23, 2006 at 11:58 pm

    jenn, haha! thanks.

    rachel, this is totally a must-bake cookie. so good!

    laura, no typo! it really did call for 1 Tablespoon. I suffered no ill effects 😉

    thanks for stopping by, bythebay!

    vdoprincess, these would be so pretty for the holidays! all pretty and snowy-like.

    mekishiko.noneko, thanks for your kind words! make crepes for your wife and let me know how it goes!

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    Erin   November 30, 2006 at 11:34 am

    Gasp! Boardgame Geeks Unite! I love T2R Europe for the stations! Have you tried Marklin or the 1910 expansion yet? I’m not a Settlers fan (I know, everyone else is,) but I love Carcassonne. That, San Juan, and Wyatt Earp are probably my favorite stand-bys. So glad to see another girl gamer out there!

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