The Vegan Cookie Connoisseur new paperback!

The Vegan Cookie Connoisseur

Remember this cookbook, The Vegan Cookie Connoisseur? Maybe you’ve owned a copy since its 2010 release, or just saw me posting about it on here or over on the Facebook page.
The Vegan Cookie Connoisseur: Over 140 Simply Delicious Recipes That Treat the Eyes and Taste Buds

The Vegan Cookie Connoisseur in paperback!

In June, The Vegan Cookie Connoisseur will be re-released in paperback with a new cover, design, and chapter. Woohoo! This new version will contain most or all of your favorite recipes from the original hardcover, plus a brand new chapter with recipes using some modern vegan baking techniques that were previously unknown!


What’s new?

On the brand new cover, which features the photo for the Lemon Poppyseed Cookies, you’ll notice that the book has a foreword now. It’s written by none other than Natalie Slater of the award-winning book and blog, Bake and Destroy! Natalie also lives in Chicago and helps organize a quarterly food and craft market called Vegan Vortex.


New Chapter

There’s a brand new chapter in this book with 7 or 8 new recipes. The news of the re-release came at an opportune time, around the discovery of Aquafaba! Since The Vegan Cookie Connoisseur is intended to be a comprehensive guide to classic, easy-to-make cookie recipes, there was an entire category of recipes that the original book was missing: meringue-based cookies! Several of the new recipes utilize chickpea brine as a meringue base or egg replacer. You’ll find recipes for basic Meringue Cookies, Coconut Macaroons, S’mores Bites, and French Macarons in the new book.

S’mores Bites getting coated in chocolate:


Macarons by Charis Mitchell

The Vegan Cookie Connoisseur has always been a group effort, from recipe development to testing, so keeping with the community-based approach to cookbook writing, I brought in Charis Mitchell of the blog Floral Frosting, to provide one of her famous macaron recipes for the book! The photo below is for the Vanilla Macaron recipe, which offers variations for different colors and flavors.


Pre-order your book!

At this point, you can pre-order a copy of the book through Amazon, and it will be delivered around the release date, June 7th. However, based on past experiences with cookbooks, they often get shipped out early! It’s not a guarantee, but if you want the book ASAP, I’d take the chance and pre-order. When Cheers to Vegan Sweets came out, people who ordered from Amazon received the book before I got my copies! So, go forth, and pre-order:


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What recipe are you most looking forward to making from the new chapter? Or, what is your favorite recipe from the original hardcover version?

Kelly Peloza is the blogger and photographer at Seitan Beats Your Meat, and the author of two vegan cookbooks: The Vegan Cookie Connoisseur, and Cheers to Vegan Sweets.

She lives in Chicago and runs a photography business called Kelly Peloza Photo.

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