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#1 Old 02-11-2004, 04:47 PM
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Well, the earth balance wouldn't cream with the sugar (I used a stick) so I added a little water...then it creamed halfway.



Kept going...after everything was mixed the dough was dry, so I added quite a bit of water. Should it be like normal cookie dough or dryer?



After adding water, dough seems just fine. Cookies seem big though.

How many should it make? Kids are finishing up and it looks like we will have eleven. Is that even in the ballpark?



Anyway, I just put our giant cookies in the oven. No matter what, my 7 & 10 are cookie hounds and they will eat them for sure!
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Hi! I've used Mrs. Sigg's Snickerdoodles (veganized version, posted somewhere on VeggieBoards) and Kreeli's posted version. Both of them are really yummy, and I get about 30-36 cookies, depending on how big I make them. My dough is like normal roll out cookie consisitency, not dry, and not wet. I can get the dough to shape into balls without it sticking to my hands or cracking. Hope you enjoy the snickerdoodles once they're done baking!



Edited to add: Would you post or link the recipe you used? I'm always on the look out for a good cookie, especially with Valentine's rapidly approaching.
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i've never used earth balance sticks... are they really that different in formulation from the tub variety?



i've never had to add water to the dough, either.



i hope they taste okay! i find if you add liquid to the dough after mixing the flour into the margarine/sugar mixture they come out more like a pastry than a cookie (ie. somewhat doughy in texture and taste).



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#4 Old 02-11-2004, 05:07 PM
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i've never used earth balance sticks... are they really that different in formulation from the tub variety?



No as far as I know, the sticks and the tub versions are identical. In my area, the amount (2 c.) and the price are identical as well, so I use the sticks for the convenience factor when baking. Hope that helps.
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The margarine I have doesn't cream that well by itself either, I usually add a little soymilk and then it works fine. The dough is not dry though. Mine usually makes about 24 quite big cookies.
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Okay, well I just ate one. Pretty good...but, probably not as good as it should be.

I have never had any other snickerdoodle though, so I have nothing to compare it to.



However, 7 year old just said, "I'm in heaven. Did you hear me? I said I was in heaven!" The boy has a special relationship with desserts.



The earth balance sticks are very different imo. They just don't taste as good to me and they are firmer. I just gave my kids a blind taste test (melted both kinds) and they both liked the tub margarine better. Yet, the ingredients seem the same. Strange!
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The Earth Balance sticks aren't vegan. They contain whey. I don't know why, but they do.

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"The Earth Balance sticks aren't vegan. They contain whey. I don't know why, but they do."



Not anymore, but they aren't as good imo.



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The Earth Balance sticks aren't vegan. They contain whey. I don't know why, but they do.



They're vegan. EB sticks *used* to contain whey, but they changed the formula a couple months ago. I even posted a thread in the product reviews area a while ago.



Edited: mushroom beat me on the post. She must've posted as I was typing. LOL.
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How odd... I read a box of EB sticks just this week at the HFS and they contained whey...

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