As we've only just decorated biscuits for Halloween we decided to bake a different kind of treat for Bonfire Night. The last time I made Italian Vanilla Christmas Cookies I was still eating dairy so I've been planning to "vegan-ise" this recipe ready for Christmas. As a practice, we have made Italian Vegan Vanilla Firework Cookies ready for Guy Fawkes night. Read on for the recipe:
- 300g plain flour
- 100g caster sugar
- 1 tbs baking powder
- 60ml soya milk
- 80ml vegetable oil
- 1 tbs ground flaxseed (I used a chia and flax mix as I had this in the store cupboard) + 3 tbs hot water (this makes "flax egg")
- 1 tbs vanilla extract (or anise extract if you prefer)
- Icing sugar
- Warm Water
- Vegan Black Food Colour
- Vegan sprinkles
For the Cookies (Makes Approximately 18)
Preheat oven to Gas Mark 4 (350F/180C).
Grease 2 baking trays.
Create a hole in the centre and add the wet ingredients.
Mix well until a dough forms (if mixture is too dry add milk, if too wet add flour).
Knead the dough and roll out the balls (even young kids love this part).
Place dough balls spaced apart on the greased baking trays.
Bake for 8-12 minutes until golden.
Leave to cool.
For the Topping
Add black food colour.
Once the icing is thick enough to coat the back of a spoon ice each cookie.
Add the firework sprinkles.
So there you have our recipe for Italian Vegan Vanilla Cookies, they taste great- enjoy!
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