If you've never made vegan cookies, give these a try. Some of the ingredients may be unfamiliar, but putting them together is a no-brainer; use the tried-and-true technique of alternating wet and dry in your mixing bowl. Tapioca flour helps with the chewy texture, and the xanthan gum replaces gluten as the stabilizer.
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Vegan Vanilla Cookies with Walnuts
Yield:
3 dozen cookies
Level:
Intermediate

Nutrition Info

Healthy
Yield:
3 dozen cookies
Level:
Intermediate

Nutrition Info

Healthy

Ingredients

Directions

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Line three baking pans with parchment paper and set aside.

Whisk the flours, baking powder, salt and xanthan gum together in a medium bowl.

Put the sugar, applesauce, coconut oil, grapeseed oil, vanilla and vinegar in a large bowl and beat with an electric mixer on low speed until combined, about 1 minute. Add the flour mixture to the bowl with the wet ingredients, alternating with 1/3 cup water, until fully combined. Fold in the chopped walnuts.

Spoon heaping tablespoons (or a small scoop) of the dough onto the baking sheets, 1 inch to 1 1/2 inches apart. Bake the cookies in two batches, two sheets at a time, until the cookies are set and slightly browned around the edges, 18 to 20 minutes.

Remove from the oven and let the cookies cool on the sheets for 2 minutes, and then remove to a rack and cool completely. Bake the remaining cookies on the third pan following the above directions.

Cook's Note

Vegan Cinnamon and Pecan Cookies: Make the Vegan Vanilla Cookies with Walnuts, adding 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon to the flour mixture, and folding in 1 cup chopped pecans instead of the walnuts. Bake as directed. Vegan Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies: Make the Vegan Vanilla Cookies with Walnuts, adding 1/3 cup natural peanut butter to the wet ingredients, and increasing the water to 2/3 cup. Substitute in 3/4 cup chopped roasted unsalted peanuts in place of the walnuts in the recipe. Vegan Rocky Road Chocolate Whoopie Pie Cookies: Make the Vegan Vanilla Cookies with Walnuts. Add 3/4 cup vegan chocolate chips and replace walnuts with 3/4 cup chopped raw almonds. When cool place 3 mini vegan marshmallows on each of 18 overturned cookies, and broil 1 minute. Top each with another cookie to make sandwiches.

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