Friday, January 10, 2014

Vegan Coconut Sugar Cookies

Vegan Coconut Sugar Cookies
These delicious cookies are a simple twist on my vegan chocolate sugar cookie recipe.  I needed an easy, inexpensive party favor to give out for a baby "sprinkle" party I am throwing this weekend and I thought a healthy and simple sugar cookie with blue sprinkles (it's a boy!!) would be perfect.  The expectant mother is Brazilian so I figured the tropical coconut flavor would be a hit (she loves coconut), and who doesn't love cookies?  I filled cute little containers that I found on sale after Christmas with the small cookies and decorated them with ribbon and stickers, as well as an ingredient list. I hope the extra effort and healthful creativity that went into this party gift makes it even that more special for all of the guests.

Vegan Coconut Sugar Cookies
wet and dry ingredients

1/2 C. organic virgin coconut oil
1/2 C. organic coconut nectar
1/4 C. organic white sugar
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
2 C. organic whole wheat pastry flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt

Combine the coconut oil, coconut nectar, sugar, vanilla extract and chia seed pudding in a large mixing bowl.  Sift together the flour, baking powder and salt, and add to the wet mixture.  Chill for several hours or until firm enough to roll. Roll to 1/8 - 1/4 inch thickness.  Cut out shapes and bake at 325F for about 8 - 12 minutes.

mixed together

ready to refrigerate

cookie cutting time

hot from the oven

cooling off

think I made enough?

baby shower favors all done!!

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