These ingredients are simply delicious!

GOT MILK & COOKIES?? Be sure to watch today’s LunchBreakLIVE with the lovely Italia Pierfederici, animal rights activist and commercial makeup artist, as she bakes her vegan soft, warm peanut butter chocolate cookies and served up a glass of cold almond milk! A 20-year  vegetarian and 3-year vegan, this dog mom of four rescued chihuahuas is obsessed with perfecting vegan baking! Join the fun!

Italia is also a very talented vegan makeup artist!

When Italia isn’t working, she attends animal rights activist events like Save Movement vigils, marches, protests, and activist group meetings. She loves bringing her tiny rescue chihuahuas with her to events to cheer people up. Her biggest passion is helping find shelter dogs forever homes. She advocates for pet adoption saying, “Every time someone buys a dog, a dog dies.”

These cookies are going straight down the hatch….Yum!

Italia is also an amazing makeup artist and she only uses cruelty-free makeup. She proves that people can be just as glamorous without causing other beings to suffer. Italia readily shares her favorite vegan makeup brands and expresses her excitement that the Cruelty-Free Cosmetics Act, SB 1249, that recently passed in California. Soon all makeup used in California won’t be tested on animals in the United States!

Italia’s rescue companions are tiniest cutest creatures!

Italia’s cookies are delicious and they are also super easy to make! You can whip these up in a flash and share them with your friends and family or eat them all by yourself! Leave the chocolate chips out and share them with your four-legged friends like Italia does with her chihuahuas! Try making your own delicious peanut butter chocolate chip cookies at home with Italia’s delicious recipe below!


Visit Italia’s website- 

also!  the 100% vegan makeup website-


Photos courtesy of Paige Parsons Roache.


PB Cookies

** makes 15 cookies **ingredients:1 C natural peanut butter1/2 C maple syrup1/2 tsp vanilla extract1/4 C + 2 tbsp. all-purpose flour (or any GF flour)

1/8 tsp sea salt

1/3 C vegan chocolate chips *** (Skip these for dog cookies)***

** you can use any nut butter you want **

1. Preheat oven to 350F

2. If you’re using a new jar of nut butter make sure to mix it well to combine the oil that has settled on top.

3. In a mixing bowl combine peanut butter, maple syrup, and vanilla extract.

4. Add  to flour and sea salt in another bowl and mix well until just combined

5. Then fold in chocolate chips or use your hands to mix them in

6. Use approx. 1 tablespoon of dough per cookie. Form small balls of dough and slightly flatten each cookie onto a parchment-lined baking sheet with a fork

7. Bake for approx. 10 mins.

NOTE: bake time will vary if you change the size of the cookies


Plant-based milk options on the show today:


Trader Joe’s soy milk- vanilla
Happy Planet Oat Milk- original flavor

Trader Joe’s- Blueberry Lavender

So Delicious Coconut Milk Creamer- vanilla
Almond Breeze Almond Milk- Original flavor