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Seven Delicious Vegan Cookie Recipes

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Seven Delicious Vegan Cookie Recipes

Although my diet is 100% vegan, and mostly based around organic whole foods, anyone who knows me will gladly attest to the fact that I am a self-confessed cookie monster. I have always been somewhat famous for not being able to resist vegan sweet treats, and home-made cookies are no exception. Add a few non-dairy chocolate chips to the mix, and we’re lucky if the dough can even make it into the oven!

Many (though not all) of Gentle World‘s cookie recipes use the powdered egg replacer that can be found at your local health food store, online, or in some really good grocery stores. It’s a really easy way to replace eggs in baking. If you have your own favorite cookie recipe you’d like to ‘veganize’, but don’t have access to egg replacer, there are many other ways to replace common non-vegan ingredients. Also, we like to use cold-pressed organic sunflower oil for baking, because it’s very mild-flavored. But you can feel free to use whatever your favorite oil is for baking.

Following are two recipes for Thumbprint (jam-filled) Cookies (each slightly different), along with a collection of other dependable recipes for my fellow cookie monsters… and those who love them.

Thumbprint Cookies are one of the most festive-looking cookies, so they’re a favorite of mine for entertaining. They’re beautiful to look at as well as being delicious to eat! On top of all that, they’re also fun to make!

This recipe uses grated lemon or lime peel, which makes it really fruity and zesty… Yum. If you just don’t have the time to grate all that lemon, try using 1/2 a teaspoon of lemon essence instead. Alternatively, you can use half the lemon zest and use 1/8 cup of lemon juice instead of the water.


Tootie Fruitie Thumbprint Cookies
yields 25

4 cups whole wheat pastry flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1/8 cup water
1/4 cup maple syrup
1 cup cold-pressed organic sunflower oil
2 Tbsp. lemon/lime peels, grated
1/4 cup organic tofu, rinsed & drained
3/4 cup unrefined dry sweetener such as Rapadura
1 tsp. vanilla
10 oz. fruit-sweetened jam

1. In a bowl, sift flour and baking soda.
2. Mash tofu and blend well in a blender with remaining ingredients, except for the jam.
3. Pour wet mixture into the dry and mix. If batter is too sticky, add a little more flour.
4. Roll dough into balls and flatten somewhat on a cookie sheet lined with baking paper. Criss-cross each cookie with a fork.

5. Using your thumb, or the rounded end of a kitchen utensil, as pictured, put a ‘thumbprint’ in the middle of each.

6. Fill each ‘thumbprint’ with with half a teaspoon of jam.

7. Bake in a pre-heated oven at 350 for 105 minutes or until golden-brown.

8. Enjoy!

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Angel Flinn

Angel Flinn is Director of Outreach for Gentle World a non-profit educational organization whose core purpose is to help build a more peaceful society, by educating the public about the reasons for being vegan, the benefits of vegan living, and how to go about making the transition.

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5:49AM PDT on Apr 17, 2013

Thank you sounds yummy

10:51AM PDT on Oct 25, 2012


4:50PM PDT on Sep 17, 2011

Cookie monster

6:47AM PDT on Sep 14, 2011

Thanks! I'll try one of these recipes soon.

5:57PM PDT on Aug 18, 2011

look tasty!

11:44PM PDT on Aug 5, 2011

Noted with interest.

4:08PM PDT on Aug 4, 2011

THese look really good. i'm definitely going to try some. Thanks!

12:22PM PDT on Jul 29, 2011

Thank you for some more vegan recipies. Vegan desserts and treats are simply wonderful. Try them out on your carnivorous friends and do not tell them . . . vegan bakewell tart . . . mmmmnnn!!!!

7:11PM PDT on Jul 28, 2011

Finish your meal on a sweet note with this great selection of dessert recipes

8:57AM PDT on Jul 23, 2011

Thank you

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