Ladies Dessert Night: Vegan Cookie Dough Balls, Lemon Cupcakes with Strawberry Cream Cheese Frosting, Chocolate Mint Cookies .... and no celebration would be complete without Champagne and Sangria!
Another plus of having people over for meals at your house - you find new recipes! This Vegan Cookie Dough Ball recipe came from an old coworker who came over for dinner and brought these. They are delicious and quick, though a bit messy, to make.
1/2 cup unsalted cashews
1/4 cup rolled oats
1/4 cup rice flour (whole wheat pastry flour is good too)
1/2 tsp salt
1 1/2 TB brown sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla
2 TB + 1/2 tsp maple syrup (or a bit more if dough seems really dry)
1/2 tsp honey
1/4 cup dark chocolate chips
|One sign of a successful celebratory evening!|
TIP: When hosting a dessert night like this one I like to also have some non-dessert items on hand just in case people need something to counteract all the sugar they're consuming! I compromised and also put out bowls of cocoa almonds, strawberries and cinnamon sugar pretzels - so offered a little saltiness but didn't kill the dessert theme. Different candies are also another option if you don't feel like baking 3 different recipes.