Spice Cookies
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A chai-spiced vegan cookie that's perfect for the holidays
Recipe type: Cookies
Serves: Makes about 3 dozen cookies
  • 2½ cups all-purpose flour (can substitute half with whole-wheat pastry flour)
  • ½ cup applesauce
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp powdered ginger
  • 1 tsp powdered cardamom
  • ½ tsp powdered cloves
  • ½ tsp powdered nutmeg
  • ½ tsp powdered allspice
  • 1 tbsp pure vanilla extract
  • 2 tsp cornflour or egg replacer
  • 1 cup powdered or confectioners' sugar
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp salt
  1. Mix together the flour, spices, cornflour, baking powder and salt.
  2. With a hand mixer or stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment, whisk together the oil, applesauce, vanilla and sugar until smooth and fluffy, for one minute.
  3. Add the flour, a third at a time, and mix well after each addition with a spatula. Make sure you scrape down the sides and the bottom of the bowl.
  4. Refrigerate the dough for about 30 minutes.
  5. Using a small ice-cream scoop or with your fingers, scoop out about ¼-inch balls of the dough and place them on a greased cookie sheet about an inch apart. Press down slightly with your fingertips or a spatula to flatten. If the dough is a little sticky, moisten your fingers and palms with some water to make it easier to handle.
  6. Bake the cookies in a preheated 375-degree Fahrenheit oven for 12-14 minutes until the sides are lightly browned. Rotate the cookie sheet halfway through baking.
  7. Remove the baked cookies to a rack and cool thoroughly.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 cookie Calories: 74 Fat: 3.1 g Saturated fat: 0.6 g Carbohydrates: 10.5 g Sugar: 3.7 g Sodium: 16 mg Protein: 0.9 g Cholesterol: 0
Recipe by Holy Cow! Vegan Recipes at http://holycowvegan.net/vegan-spice-cookies/