Does Christmas weigh you down among pandoro, panettone and cremine? Here is a trio of recipes for those who want to keep themselves light and fit even under the holidays, without giving up the warmth of the spice that dominates the winter: delicious vegan cinnamon biscuits, light and melting in the mouth.
Here are 3 funny and original vegan cookie recipes, enriched with chocolate-coffee, mandarins and sweet potatoes, the choice is yours!
Cinnamon and chocolate vegan cookies
Ingredients for about 45 cookies:
> 2 and a half cups of 00 flour
> 1 cup of vegetable oil (sunflower or peanut)
> 1 cup of sugar
> a pinch of salt
> a spoon of vanilla extract
> 1 teaspoon of cinnamon powder
> teaspoon of instant coffee powder
> half a cup of chocolate chips
Put the chocolate drops in a bowl and let them melt slowly in a bain-marie; in a bowl, whisk together the sugar, salt and oil for about a minute with an electric mixer or hand whisk.
Add the vanilla, cinnamon, coffee and melted chocolate and mix together. Now add the flour and mix everything with the help of a spatula. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and transfer it to the refrigerator for about an hour. Lightly grease a couple of sheets of baking paper and preheat the oven to 180 °.
Form balls of about one centimeter and flatten them between the palms of your hands as if to form a disk; place on baking paper, placed in a baking dish, repeating the operation with all the available pasta, leaving half a centimeter of space between one cookie and another. Bake and cook for about 15 minutes, turning the biscuits on the other side halfway through cooking. Remove from oven and enjoy when cooled!
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Integral cookies with cinnamon and mandarin
Ingredients for about twenty cookies:
> 2 mandarins
> a cup and a quarter of whole wheat flour
> 2 teaspoons of yeast
> a teaspoon of baking soda
> 1/2 teaspoon of ginger powder
> a couple of pinches of salt
> 1 teaspoon of cinnamon powder
> 3 teaspoons of honey
> 1/3 cup of apple mousse
> 1/3 cup of freshly squeezed mandarin juice
> half a cup of chopped walnuts
> 3 tablespoons of chocolate drops.
In a large bowl mix together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, ginger and salt. Squeeze the mandarins (2 should suffice) and whisk the apple and honey together.
Combine everything with the other ingredients, stirring with a spatula. Finally add the walnuts and the chocolate drops. Take a spoon and drop the mixture into a baking dish on the baking paper, giving it the shape of a cookie. Leave to rest in the refrigerator for about half an hour.
Preheat the oven to 120 ° and cook for 20 minutes, then raise the temperature to 180 ° and cook for another 10 minutes. Remove from the oven and enjoy when cold: they are excellent for breakfast!
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Cinnamon and sweet potato biscuits
Ingredients for about 35 biscuits
> 2 cups of whole wheat flour
> 1 teaspoon baking powder
> 1 teaspoon of baking soda
> half a teaspoon of cinnamon powder
> half a teaspoon of salt
> half a cup of vegetable oil (coconut or sunflower)
> a cup of sweet potato puree
> 1 cup of whole cane sugar
> 2 teaspoons of maple syrup
> 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract.
Preheat the oven to 175 °. In a bowl combine the flour, baking powder and baking soda, cinnamon, salt. In another bowl put together the oil, sweet potato puree, sugar, maple syrup and vanilla and mix. Slowly incorporate the flour and the other ingredients, mix until the dough is quite sticky.
Refrigerate for about half an hour. With the help of a spoon, drop the dough onto the baking paper, forming round cookies. Bake for about 15 minutes, checking that they do not become too colored, so as to remain soft in the center. Remove them from the oven and enjoy when cooled!
Vegan cookies can also be crumbled to enrich your homemade vegan ice cream. Try!