Ok that might sound a little weird, but it was the first guess a friend of mine had when I showed him a picture of the cookies I just had made.
It’s christmas time and this means: cookies. I am not so much into baking and especially I hate the “post production” – decorating, colouring, putting pieces of cookies together. So maybe that’s the reason I love to make vanilla crescents or the cookies I am talking about now.
If it comes to cookies, many people think it’s hard to produce vegan ones, because most of the recipes contain butter, eggs and sometimes milk. I didn’t really think about it too much since I am not vegan, but during baking them I realized that these are really vegan and also gluten and lactose free. They are fun to make (actually the dough is sooo muddy) and your whole home will smell like warm chocolate.
For one big plate I used:
- 150 grams of grated dark chocolate
- 300 grams of grated almonds
- 125 ml of cold espresso
- 100 grams of cocoa
- 150 grams of powder sugar
- a little bit of grated coconut
Mix all the ingredients into a dough-like mass. It will be very sticky and you will have hands full of chocolate! If you wish you can also add some dried berries, I think this will work too. Or more coconut. Preheat the oven on 150 °C . Take pieces from the dough, around as big as walnuts and form balls. Place them on the baking plate with baking paper and put them into the oven for around 15 mins. The chocolate will melt and work as glue to hold everything together. Afterwards, let them cool down and put some powder sugar on it. Don’t worry, the scratches and breaks only will make them look better. Be careful to move them around as long as they are soft and not fully cooled down.
Basically these are the only cookies I really love to eat besides gingerbread, because there’s no butter taste and not too many nuts. They are a little bit like small brownie bites but you don’t use any eggs or butter. They are awesome companions to coffee or tea and lovely give aways too. And very little work too – so hey, you should really try them!