Easy plant-based Christmas Cookies // Leftovers
🎄 It’s Christmas time and we all know what this means – Christmas cookies! 🍪🤗 Grandma Sita’s plant-based recipe is quick and easy to make, fun to do with kids, and it even helps you to clear out leftover jam and chocolate. So grab your cookie cutters and sprinkles – and ready, set, bake!
These fool-proof Christmas cookies are ready to enjoy in no time. 😋🙌 The dough only requires four ingredients and a little chilling time in the fridge. Grandma Sita gave her cookies a special twist by adding lime to the dough but you are welcome to use lemon instead. 🍋👌
♻️ When it comes to decorating, these cookies are a great way to use any leftover chocolate or jam that has been sitting in your cupboard for a while. Your kids can get creative decorating the cookies with sprinkles or chopped nuts to turn them into a pretty treat for the festive season. 🤩
300g wheat flour
100g raw sugar (the fine kind)
200g vegan butter (chilled)
1 tsp sugar-free vanilla baobab powder by Social Vanilla
(homemade) berry jam
water or lime juice
1. Add sugar and flour to a bowl and mix.
2. Cut the cold butter into small cubes and add to the bowl together with the lime and vanilla.
3. Knead the dough with your hands until you can form a ball. Cover with a bowl and transfer to the fridge for 30 minutes. In the meanwhile, pre-heat the oven to 180° degrees.
4. Dust a surface with flour and roll out the dough. It should be a few millimetres thick. Now grab your cookie cutters and stamp out your favourite shapes.
5. Transfer the cookies to a baking tray lined with (reusable) baking paper and bake them for 8-10 minutes. They should still be light in colour. Let cool down.
6. Melt leftover chocolate in a bain-marie and/or mix the icing sugar with water or lime juice until you have a thick paste. Brush on the cookies and decorate with sprinkles, nuts, …
7. To glue two cookies together, brush the top of one of them with jam and glue the other one on top. Let the jam dry, then dust with icing sugar.
DID YOU KNOW?
Modern Christmas cookies can trace their history to recipes from Medieval Europe cookies, when many modern ingredients such as cinnamon, ginger, black pepper, almonds and dried fruit were introduced into the west. By the 16th century Christmas cookies had become popular across Europe. Christmas cookies are traditionally sugar cookies, full of flavours based on family traditions and cut into various shapes related to Christmas. (Source: Wikipedia)