Vegan Coconut Oil Shortbread Cookies with Pumpkin Pie Spice
Easy Vegan Coconut Oil Shortbread Cookies with Pumpkin Pie Spice. These Vegan Shortbread Cookies use coconut oil and non dairy yogurt. No palm oil! Add dried fruits of choice or nuts of choice. Use other shapes!. Holiday Cookie Makes 22 to 24 cookies
Author: Vegan Richa
1/4cupcoconut oilI used refined, semi solid, warm if too solid before using
2.5tbspnon dairy yogurt
1/2 to 1tspvanilla extract
1/2 to 1tsppumpkin pie spiceor 1/2 tsp cinnamon,1/4 tsp ginger, and generous pinch of ground nutmeg and cloves
a generous pinch of baking soda
1/2cupSpelt flour or whole wheat pastry flour
1cupwhite unbleached flour
1/4cupcandied papayadried cranberries, chopped dried apricots, candied ginger or other dried fruit of choice.
In a bowl cream the coconut oil, sugar and non dairy yogurt until smooth and creamy. Add in the vanilla and spices if using. Mix well.
Mix the baking soda and salt into 1/2 cup spelt flour and add to the bowl. Mix in.
Add the rest of the flour 1/2 cup at a time and combine well into a soft dough. If too dry, add a spray of water and mix in. If too sticky, add a tbsp or so more flour. Add the dried or candied fruit of choice. Mix into the dough.
Shape the dough into a 1 to 1.5 inch width log. Fold a parchment sheet over the log and freeze for 30 minutes.
Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F / 160ºc. Remove the log from the freezer. Slice into 1/4 inch thick slices and place on parchment lined sheet.
Bake for 19 to 20 minutes or till the edges just start to change color. Cool completely and store.
If your oven runs hot, bake for less time. The cookies get crunchy when over baked.
Or bake as one shortbread pastry by pressing into brownie pan. Bake at 315 degrees F / 160ºc 30 minutes or longer.
To make these soft shortbread: Use 1/4 cup fine almond flour + 3/4 cup unbleached all purpose flour instead of all 1 cup unbleached all purpose. Variation: add some chopped nuts like cashews or pistachios or hazelnuts to the dough.Nutritional values based on one cookie