Behind The Butter

Eat Dough and Be Happy

Like I said before….I would be baking today! Except my favorite kind of baking is a little different than the type we do at school (haha). I made Dreena’s “You Got Peanut Butter in My Chocolate” Cookies (from ED&BV) and let me tell you, from the amount of dough I have just consumed, this is the best cookie I have ever had. A rich chocolate cookie (from cocoa powder and dark chocolate chips) combined with creamy all natural peanut butter to form a perfect slice of heaven. Seriously. If they serve these in heaven, sign me up. I haven’t eaten one yet…I plan to bring one to school tonight for a friday-night-practical treat…but I have licked the spoon, the bowl and my fingers quite clean and now feel full. That’s the good thing about vegan treats, right??!! You get to eat the dough!!!!!

Speaking of dough, when it looks like this how can you go wrong?


Um yeah.

THAT turns into this:


And this:


So…moral of the story—go buy this cookbook today and be happy!!!!!!!!!

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  • Laurie
    March 14, 2008 at 5:32 pm

    Whoa, those look amazing! You sold me on buying the cookbook! Sorry, I forgot the full name of the cookbook and don’t see it in the “store”- can someone remind me?

  • Allison
    March 14, 2008 at 5:36 pm

    Those look SOOOO super delicious! I’m going to have to check out that book!

  • Allison
    March 14, 2008 at 5:38 pm

    “Eat Drink and Be Vegan”

  • Andrea
    March 14, 2008 at 5:44 pm

    those cookies look HEAVENLY for sure 😀

  • blueberrybabe
    March 14, 2008 at 5:47 pm

    LUNCH question! Jenna-
    what kind of honey mustard do you use? I have not been able to find one i love yet and i’ve tried quite a few!

    or anyone else who would like to share!

  • Aimee H.
    March 14, 2008 at 5:51 pm

    WHOA! Those look phenomenal.. I’m sold. I’m really really intrigued by Vegan baking.

  • Brynn
    March 14, 2008 at 5:53 pm

    I tried making those cookies a couple days ago and I agree that the dough was delicious. Mine got really flat though and burned on the bottoms even though I cooked them at a lower temp and for a little shorter than the time given. Any suggestions or ideas of what I might have done wrong? Thanks!

  • KatieB
    March 14, 2008 at 5:56 pm

    I’m not a vegetarian, much less a vegan, but I just ordered that book on Amazon since choc/pb is my absolute favorite combo and that dough looked AMAZING. I’m sure I’ll find some other recipes in there that omnivores can enjoy (or I just spent $17 on one cookie recipe….that I haven’t even tasted haha)

  • KatieB
    March 14, 2008 at 6:07 pm

    Side note – just curious, does this cookbook include calories and other nutritional info for each recipe?

  • Laurie
    March 14, 2008 at 6:10 pm

    Thanks! Buying it now! And I’m with you Katie B, I may spend $17 for one recipe I’ve never even tasted!

  • Brianne
    March 14, 2008 at 6:13 pm

    I made these guys and they are to die for!! Chocolate and PB is a dynamite combo. I seriously can’t decide what my favorite recipe is from ED&BV!! I’m so glad you are enjoying it.

  • jenna
    March 14, 2008 at 6:13 pm


    No nutritional info is given for the recipes. You made a good choice buying the cookbook! Its so great!


    i use some brand of honey mustard called “Woegers”…its very random. I just buy whatever I find though..I don’t really have a favorite brand. This one is pretty good though although its very very sticky.


    I have NO idea what happened! I made much smaller cookies (so I could have more) and baked them at 350 for 10 minutes and they turned out perfect. Are you sure you got the correct measurements for the baking soda and baking powder? That’ll do it!

  • jenna
    March 14, 2008 at 6:14 pm

    Oh! and I added this cookbook to my store so if you buy it off amazon please look there first! 🙂 Thanks guys!

  • Bree
    March 14, 2008 at 6:15 pm

    Dreena is going to be really happy! Another purchase right here. I also ordered Veganomicon because those recipes have looked fantastic as well!

  • Courtney B
    March 14, 2008 at 6:16 pm

    those cookies look AMAZING!

    Question — Has anyone tried Whole Food’s vegan chocolate chip cookie? I was browsing through their bakery the other day and saw that they had fresh vegan chocolate chip cookies! Before I buy one to try, I just wanted to know if anyone has had them!? Thanks!

  • jenna
    March 14, 2008 at 6:29 pm

    I AM OBSESSED WITH WHOLE FOODS VEGAN CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES!!!!! the ones from the bakery case?!!! They are SO good! I always buy myself one when I’m having a bad or stressful day….YUM!

  • Romina
    March 14, 2008 at 6:43 pm

    Holy!! Those look amazing. I have them flagged in my book to make them but I’ve never had the chance Just looking at them makes me want to start baking right now.

  • Emily W.
    March 14, 2008 at 7:06 pm

    I forget who, but someone gave me a great list of book recommendations earlier on and I wrote them all down but could only find French Women Don’t Get Fat at my library. I am going back tommorrow, but cannot find the paper where I wrote them down! Does this person (or anyone else) remember this post/ the books they recommended or have any recommendations of their own?! Thanks!

  • Jill
    March 14, 2008 at 7:08 pm

    Nicole R. (another reader who has a yoga question for you) would you mind if I emailed you a few question, it’s easier than going back and forth about yoga in the discussion board!

    my email address is

  • Jill
    March 14, 2008 at 7:13 pm

    i included my email address, in case you didn’t want to include yours.

  • Cara
    March 14, 2008 at 7:17 pm

    Oh my gosh I want one now. Please? hahah

  • Andrea
    March 14, 2008 at 7:27 pm

    a lot of people like avocados here… if you eat only half an avocado how do you store the other half for later/how long will it last? thanks 😀

  • nicole r.
    March 14, 2008 at 7:40 pm

    Hey jill-
    That’s a much better idea, don’t want to heist jenna’s discussion board after she just made such AWESOME looking cookies!! I def need that book!
    My email is, so def feel free 🙂

  • Erin
    March 14, 2008 at 8:01 pm

    Courtney B~
    Just wanted to second Jenna’s response to the WF vegan chocolate chip cookies. They are sooooo good!!! I was there at lunch today and had to fight the urge to get one. I talked myself out of it because I had one the day before yesterday, but they are so good. And they’re about the size of my head so it takes a while to eat one!!! Try one, 99 cents well spent!

  • VeggieGirl
    March 14, 2008 at 8:09 pm

    Yes, EVERYONE should own ED&BV, whether they are vegans or not – that cookbook is amazing, and I’ve loved EVERY recipe that I’ve tried from it. I made those same cookies, but I used carob and almond-butter – they still turned out fabulously!! :0)

  • nicole r.
    March 14, 2008 at 8:27 pm

    Andrea–usually i’ll eat like only 1/5 of my avocado at a time in a salad or something, so i make mine last about a week or so.
    as long as you keep the pit in, the half it stuck in will be totally fine. with the other side, just piece it back where it came from on top of the other half of avodado (assuming you cut it in half around the pit to begin with). then, i wrap it SUPER tightly in saran and keep it in the veggie drawer. it will definitely turn a bit brown, but it tastes exactly the same. if the brown bothers you, just scrape it off, but really its fine, it just oxidized.

  • arimcg
    March 14, 2008 at 8:30 pm

    Those look amazing. I can’t believe you didn’t try one!

    Andrea – be sure you store the pit with the rest of the avocado – it helps keeps it from turning brown. I just leave what’s remaining in the shell, stick the pit back, and put the whole thing in a small container with a tight lid. You can also squeeze a little lemon juice on it, although it will break it down a little. Or just make guacamole 🙂 It’ll be gone before you know it.

  • Laurie
    March 14, 2008 at 8:39 pm

    Jenna and Courtney B, I am also obsessed with the Whole Foods vegan chocolate chip cookies! I am not a vegan at all but they are beyond delicious and don’t leave me all full and gross feeling like some baked goods. You must try one!

  • Anne P
    March 14, 2008 at 8:45 pm

    I like the Kraft brand honey mustard… SO TASTY!!! not sure if any are the ingredients are sketchy since it is Kraft… but i feel like if i bought it they were probably at least somewhat decent.

  • linds
    March 14, 2008 at 9:25 pm

    Oh. My. God. You’re inspiring us all to go broke!!!! I’ve already started saving for veganomicon and now I simply must go buy this cookbook too 😉

  • Kristin
    March 15, 2008 at 12:41 pm

    Ahhh Jenna you keep giving me more and more reasons to go out and buy cookbooks! I have hardly any money, but the more fabulous recipes you post the more I can’t think of a better way to spend it!
    Definately making those cookies as soon as I get ED&BV =)

  • Courtney B
    March 15, 2008 at 1:25 pm

    thanks girls!! i can’t wait to go back to whole foods and try one!