Ah yes, ‘Tis the season for holiday parties.
For Vegans this is the time to showcase baking talents! For my first Holiday Party of the season I wanted to start off with a bang. Not only something Vegan…but something Nut Free, Gluten Free and Soy Free as well. And of course… Holiday Cheer in every bite.
No recipes were speaking to me so I made a rash decision.
I WAS TO MAKE MY VEGAN BAKING DEBUT SANS RECIPE.
And I must say…they came out so delicious!!! I gave myself a good pat on the back after these ones came out of the oven.
Usually I would prefer to not use so many sweeteners…but since I used buckwheat flour I knew I had to up the ante on the sugar. Plus it’s a party! If you want to eat healthy at a party just skip the cookies and go right for yummy veggie platter with tomatoes and avocado dip to give it that holiday twist. Let’s stop pretending here.
Ingredients (Makes about 24 cookies):
3 Cups Buckwheat Flour
4 TBS. Coconut oil
¾ Cup Maple Syrup
¼ Cup Rice Milk Egg Nog (Or any other kind of non-dairy egg nog)
2 TBS. blackstrap molasses
2 TSP Brown Rice Syrup
5 TSP ground ginger
4TSP ground cinnamon
4 TSP Pumpkin Pie Spice
1 TSP Dark Brown Sugar (Extra to sprinkle on top)
¼ TSP fine pink sea salt
½ TSP baking soda
How to Make:
Combine all the ingredients in a bowl and mix with a spoon until completely blended. Form a large ball from the dough in the bowl.
Chill in the refrigerator and let the mixture get firm (about half an hour)
In the meantime; pre-heat the oven to 325 degrees and oil/grease a cookie sheet. I used canola oil spray since it works best in high heats.
Once your mixture is firm take it out of the fridge, and scoop rounded dough balls onto the cookie sheet. Use a wet fork to press down the dough balls to make your cookie shape. Remember the thicker your cookies are the longer it will take for the inside to cook. Sprinkle Dark brown sugar on top.
Bake in the oven for 10-12 minutes. These cookies by nature are very moist and chewy. The outside will be soft and fluffy, yet solid enough to stick a fork through when they’re ready.
When you’re finished sprinkle with any left over sugar.
May your days be merry, and may your holiday recipes impress veggies and ommies alike.