writer: emma ranne
picture: emma ranne
The little biscuits are perfect for festivities, parties and gatherings of all kinds. They're very easy to make and require only a couple of pretty basic ingredients. A great recipe to take out if your grandma calls you in the morning to tell you she's coming over for tea in the afternoon (I would actually absolutely love it if she did).
The recipe is by no means super healthy, which makes the the perfect special treat. They taste very good and whenever I’ve made these the party guests have just kept on wondering ’’how can these be vegan?’’. The recipe makes a batch of about 20 deliciously crispy and golden biscuits. Oh, and it’s important to mention that they pair very well with a cup of herbal tea. Just as a little bonus tip.
100g vegan margarine (let soften in room temperature)
60g sugar of choice (I used brown coconut sugar)
150g flour (*works with regular GF flour too!)
1 flax seed egg (1 tbsp grounded flax seed + 2 tbsp water)
a pinch of baking soda
a generous sprinkle of vanilla powder
200g vegan dark chocolate of choice
Heat your oven at 180C. In a bowl whisk the margarine and sugar together (I recommend using an electric mixer and putting it on full speed). The mixture should turn out soft and fluffy.
Put the mixer at a lower speed and add the flax seed egg and vanilla. Also add the flour bit by bit (use a strainer, you want to keep the batter airy).
Use a piping bag with a star shaped head to shape the cookies. Bake them in the oven for about 10 minutes, until they’re golden and your kitchen smells like vanilla.
Once the biscuits have cooled down, melt the chocolate and dip both ends of the biscuits in it. Ready once the chocolate has hardened.