Have you always wondered what to bring to a Black and Pink event?
Well, Black and Pink cookies, of course.
On the screen today, I’ll share with you a tasty recipe that makes an abundance of treats…perfect to bring to your next prison abolition meeting or organizing event. Most folks need a bit of sweet sweet vegan support to do all the amazing, fierce things they do. And, if anyone needs a little cajole, it doesn’t hurt to give ‘em a cookie.
Going back a bit, Black and Pink is a prison abolition organization, a family of folks both on the inside and outside that totes a queer analysis. There are chapters popping up all over the US, so look out for opportunities in your city for organizing with these beautiful people. Black and Pink stands in solidarity with individuals who are currently or formerly incarcerated through direct support and advocacy, pen pal letters, and a monthly newsletter of stories, art, and poetry.
Oh, wait, you want to learn more about Black and Pink or the prison industrial complex?
See: http://www.blackandpink.org/ and http://blackandpinkchicago.tumblr.com/
Black and Pink Cookies Makes about 40 little cookies
1/2 cup Earth Balance (or, whatever butter/fat situation you’re into)
1/3 cup brown sugar
1/3 cup white sugar
1 Flax Egg * (or whatever egg/binder you like)
2 tablespoons maple syrup
1 cup all purpose flour
¼ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon cardamom
½ teaspoon ground ginger
Handful of cacao chips (or chocolate chips)
*To make a flax egg, mix 1 tablespoon and 3 tablespoons of water together, and let sit in the fridge for about 10-15 minutes)
Preheat that oven to 325 F. Lightly spray/grease/lay down parchment paper on a tray (or 2 if you have them).
Start by whipping the earth balance and sugars together until completely smooth and lovely (this will take some minutes). Add your “egg,” and maple syrup.
Mix together the dry ingredients: baking soda and powder, spices, cocoa, and flour.
Get out your ½ tablespoon and scoop out cute little balls onto the cookie sheets, about 2 inches apart. Don’t forget to add the pink sprinkles before you throw them in the oven.
Bake for about 10 minutes. Let them cool for a minute on the cookie sheet before transferring them to another surface to cool.
These cookies are small and delicate, but are great for tabling at your next event. Also, the colors could be altered to fit whatever org you are working with! It’s adorable, really.
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