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Ginger Treacle Cookies

ginger treacle Cookies

There’s something special about a cookie which balances a crisp, golden exterior with a chewy, moist interior. These vegan ginger treacle cookies do just that! Be sure to under-bake them slightly and then give the baking tray a good “whack” on the counter while they’re still hot. This will deflate them rapidly and form that gorgeous, crackly, crispy texture on top.

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Ingredients

Instructions

  1. In a small bowl, mix together the psyllium husk powder and water. Whisk until combined and leave to thicken. Melt the vegan butter in a double boiler or in the microwave and set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl, mix together the flour, baking soda, spiced and salt. Set aside.
  3. In a separate bowl (ideally the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment) combine the 180g granulated sugar, 60g treacle, thickened psyllium husks and melted vegan butter. Beat on high speed until the mixture is fluffy and light (around 2 minutes).
  4. Add the dry ingredients to the wet and beat briefly until fully combined.
  5. Use a cookie scoop to portion out the dough into walnut sized balls and arrange on a baking sheet lined with parchment. Place in the fridge to chill for one hour (or overnight).
    30 minutes before taking the cookie dough out of the fridge, preheat the oven to 180c.
  6. Place the additional 50g granulated sugar in a bowl and roll the chilled balls of dough one by one until they’re all coated in sugar. Arrange on the lined baking sheet, leaving a good 4 cm between each cookie to allow for spread. You may need to use 2 baking sheets. Bake in the preheated oven for 10 minutes.
  7. As soon as you remove the baking sheet from the oven, give it a firm tap on a table – this should cause the cookies to lose their puff and create a crackle on the surface. Leave to cool for at least 30 minutes before serving.

Notes

One of the keys to getting a super chewy, yet light texture is to make sure you whip plenty of air into the dough. Once your vegan butter is melted, Combine with your sugar and thickened psyllium husks and whip it all together until light and fluffy. It’s also a good idea to make sure your psyllium husks are completely blended into the mix, as they tend to clump together.

Keywords: vegan cookies, plant-based desert