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Vegan Chanukah Star Spelt Cookies

Wow, Chanukah’s coming early this year! It actually kind of snuck up on me and I don’t have a new truly new recipe to share with you….but I do have an updated version of last years Chanukah Cookies!

Today’s new and improved  Vegan Chanukah Star Spelt Cookies are a softer and more melt-in-your-mouth-ish version of last year’s recipe. They use spelt flour, so they are not gluten-free, but spelt is a low-gluten grain which personally sits well with me (unlike wheat).

I’ve had the same Jewish star cookie cutter for years (which is what I used in this recipe) but next  year I’m definitely upgrading to this full set!

Ps- don’t forget to check out my Holiday Gift Guide for gift ideas!

Vegan Chanukah Star Spelt Cookies
 
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Recipe type: dessert, Chanukah
Cuisine: vegan
Serves: 16
Ingredients
Flax "egg"
  • 1 tbs ground flax
  • 3 tbs warm water
Dry
  • 1½ cups spelt flour + extra for sprinkling
  • ½ cup coconut sugar
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp baking soda
  • ⅛ tsp salt
Wet
  • ⅓ cup vegan butter (can sub coconut oil)
  • ¼ cup non-dairy milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
Toppings
  • ½ cup chocolate chips
  • ¼ cup shredded coconut
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Grease a baking sheet.
  2. To prepare flax "egg", stir ground flax and water together in a small cup. Let sit for 10 minutes.
  3. In a large bowl, whisk together all dry ingredients.
  4. In a small bowl, stir all wet ingredients together until smooth.
  5. Add contents of small bowl and flax "egg" to large bowl and mix until smooth.
  6. Sprinkle a generous amount of flour on a clean surface. Use rolling pin to roll dough out until it's about ¼" thick. Use a cookie cutter to cut out cookies. Repeat until all dough is used and place cookies on baking sheet.
  7. Bake for 9 minutes, until edges are slightly golden. Let cool completely.
  8. In a small saucepan, melt chocolate chips at low heat. Drizzle chocolate over cookies and sprinkle shredded coconut on top. Place in refrigerator for 30 minutes to set chocolate.

 

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5 Responses to Vegan Chanukah Star Spelt Cookies

  1. I have questions : Do you melt the vegan butter? And also, it says 1 tsp of ground flax for 3 tbsp of water, I usually see 1 tbsp ground flax for 3 tbsp of water…. I just want to make sure it is not a typo. Thanks!

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