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A Plant-Based Cookie Recipe From One Part Plant

 Photo: Courtesy of Jessica Murnane
Photo: Courtesy of Jessica Murnane

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One Part Plant is local lady Jessica Murnane's "guide to clean food and a happy head." Murnane partners with restaurants and chefs to introduce more plant-based items to their menus; her deliciously designed website offers healthy recipes for everything from almond-butter curry sauce to pesto veggie bowls. And now, Murnane has a year's worth of cookie recipes ready for the downloading.

Her e-cookbook A Year of Cookies! ($9.99, available here) has easy-to-make, plant based cookie recipes for every month of the year. After making a batch of goodies for a friend, "it hit me how much I love sharing cookies and plant-based baking with others," Murnane said. "I really wanted to put together
a cookbook, so I enlisted some big names to help. Floriole even shared the recipe for their Hazelnut cookie which is the best ever!"

The book also has contributions from fashion-y folks like Graham Kostic of Glossed & Found (he wrote a poem for the book), Dana Gordon of Dana Rebecca Designs, and fashion designer Elise Bergman.

Murnane was sweet enough (get it?) to share the recipe that inspired the book; whip out your mixing bowl, your cookie sheet, and read it below.

Boukie Butters:
1 cup natural almond butter
1/2 cup real maple syrup
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 teaspoon salt
1-2 cups crispy rice cereal (I used Barbara's Brown Rice Crisps)
1 bar of dark chocolate (I used Alter Eco Blackout)

Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper. In a large bowl, stir almond butter, maple syrup, vanilla, and salt until combined. Add cereal a bit at a time until the batter is thick enough to roll into balls. The thinner your almond butter, the more cereal you'll need. Roll mixture into quarter-sized balls and place on cookie sheet. Gently press down on each to flatten.

Melt chocolate and drizzle it over each cookie with a spoon (about two teaspoons per cookie). Put cookie pan in the freezer for a few hours or until cookies aren't sticky to the touch.

Keep frozen until ready to serve!
· One Part Plant [Official Site]
· Jessica Murnane's Sunday [Splash]