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Saturday 11 October 2008

Vegan MoFo: Almond Cookies

I'm still away onsite so I thought I'd post a recipe of some cookies I made a while back. They're really tasty and not too sweet - although sweet enough to cure a sugar craving.

1 flax egg (1 tbsp ground flax seeds whisked together with 3 tbsp water)
1/4 cup vegan margarine
3/4 cup demerera sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp almond extract 3/4 cup ground almonds
1.5 cups plain flour
Whole almonds to decorate (optional)

Whisk together the flax seeds and water and set aside.

Cream together the sugar and margarine. Add the flaxegg and mix well. Add the baking powder, salt, extracts and almonds, stirring after each addition.

Add the flour in 2 or 3 goes stirring until you can't stir easily and at this point, use your hands to kneed into a soft dough. Cover with clingfilm and chill for 30 minutes in the fridge. You don't have to do this but I find it makes the dough easier to roll out. Alternatively, roll the dough between 2 pieces of clingfilm - this makes the whole process really easy.

Preheat the oven to 180C/350F.

Roll out the dough to about 1/2 a centimeter thick and cut out cookies with a cookie cutter and place on a lightly greased cookie sheet. Press an almond into each cookie and bake for 8 minutes (this keeps them nice and chewy - bake a couple more minutes for a crispier cookie).

Leave to cool for at least 5 minutes on the tray, then remove to a wire rack to finish cooling completely.


  1. These cookies look so good, Sal! I could probably eat the whole batch straight out of the oven! My common sense would loose the battle to my belly! :)

  2. i haven't tried these yet, they look good!

  3. ooooooooooh! these little yummies look perfectly awesome! WOW! they're so pretty, i just love 'em. i like that they're sweet but not overly sweet. i love a cookie that won't rot my teeth but that satisfies a craving - fo 'sho!

  4. YES!
    They look yum and soooo perfect!


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