Laura Crotty can do just about anything. Laura transforms classic dishes into plant-based versions of everything from tempting appetizers to decadent desserts. In addition to stunning photos, she creates appetizing recipes, collaborates with reputable brands, and even develops products.

  • Next Generation Indie Book Award Recipient
  • Culinary Influencer and Food Critic
  • Food Photographer
  • Recipe Creator



Laura Crotty has a thing for old cookbooks. For The Little Vegan Dessert Cookbook: Vintage Recipes Revised, she combed through her extensive collection to select the best recipes for cookies, cakes, doughnuts, bars, and cake bread—and experimented with healthy ingredients to make them conducive to a plant-based diet.

Her collection of dishes includes vegan adaptations of classics like Toll House Inn Chocolate Chip Cookies, Hershey’s Chocolate Cake, and S’mores. Featuring a variety of plant-based recipes gathered from classic cookbooks—such as Brownies and Blondies, Peanut Butter Cookies, Linzer Tarts, Carrot Cake, Coffee Cake, and Pineapple Upside Down Cake.

This cookbook brings a taste of home, highlighting the author’s own family favorites, like her grandmother’s light and lemony Genets (an Italian lemon cookie) and her mother-in-law’s Irish Soda Bread.

Laura’s inspired recipes will tempt you to eat plants, and taste memories!







From revised vegan versions of Toll Houses classic Chocolate Chip Cookie to Peanut Butter Cups, Laura get's us up to date with nostalgic classics one easy recipe after another . . . Full of fun photo's and graphics, it's a page turner! My absolute favorites are the luscious gluten free bourbon balls and creamy chocolate mints, both of which are refreshingly decadent and uncomplicated.
Dustin Harder
Chef, Author, Television Host and Creator of The Vegan Roadie
I'm glad that Laura has taken the time to reflect on these historical tomes. There is no harm in loving a recipe and putting your own touch on it.... go for it. The stories that you recreate are now yours, but don't forget the roots in your favorite old cookbook.
Tom Douglas
Celebrity Chef and James Beard Award Winner
Laura's book--filled with mouthwatering recipes for delicious cookies, cakes, and confections--goes a step further towards enabling us to enjoy the fun of making them whilst feeling comfortable that we can avoid the daily food-stuff unnecessarily loaded with animal products. It's a treat to know that vegans can continue to enjoy scrumptious desserts while maintaining the healthy positive effects of vegan food . . .
Dr. Ardiana Beeley MD, PhD
Specialist in Public Health Medicine, London, England
Laura] has adapted classic dessert recipes in Vegan and Gluten-free options while retaining the history and stylistic elements of certain decades in time.' We all have cravings for sweets and Laura's recipes certainly satisfy those cravings in a delicious and very healthy way! Laura's attention to detail will make The Little Dessert Cookbook a favorite in your home. Her desserts not only look great, they taste great. . . . Please enjoy Laura's recipes.
Barbara Nicklaus
Author of the cookbook Well Done! and wife of world-renowned golf legend Jack Nicklaus
I have had the honor of being the lucky recipient of Laura's Bourbon Balls for many years while she diligently and thoughtfully developed this book, and they do not disappoint! These delightful treats are just one of the many winning, modernized recipes in Laura's heart-warming ode to your grandparent's kitchen.
Cortney Anderson-Sanford
NBC TV-winning cook, Lifestylist and Etiquette Revolutionary
For over three decades, Laura has been baking healthy desserts using vegan ingredients. Her treats are scooped up as soon as they hit the dessert counter at my restaurant because they're delicious, healthy and guilt-free. Treat yourself to this book and explore the world of vegan baking. You'll be happy that you did!
Stephan Germano
CEO of the Pasta Pizza Store and former head chef and restaurateur of the award-winning eatery, the New York Pizza Factory
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