Vegan coconut cookies

Vegan coconut cookies

I’m not a massive fan of coconut but I really love these cookies, so they must be good. Sam approves too, and he loves coconut, so you now must be getting a feeling for just how delicious these cookies are.

Ingredients:

150g plain flour
1tsp baking powder
¼tsp salt
2tbsp oil
125g vegan margarine
100g light brown sugar
100g caster sugar
½ tsp vanilla essence
100g desiccated coconut

Method:

  1. Preheat oven to 180c/gas mark 4
  2. Combine the flour, baking powder and salt, then set aside
  3. In a medium bowl, cream the butter, vanilla essence, brown sugar and caster sugar until light and fluffy
  4. Sift in the flour, baking powder and salt mixture
  5. Mix in the coconut
  6. Take small handfuls of dough and shape into biscuits, place them on a lined baking tray, they should be a lot of space between each cookie as they will expand a lot
  7. Bake for 10-12 minutes
  8. Leave to cool on a wire rack, then eat and enjoy!

Vegan bake sale – Hillside Animal Sanctuary

The bake sale was completely vegan,  organised by Alex from In Vegetables We Trust, and was raising money for Hillside Animal Sanctuary. It was a brilliant success and we’ll hopefully be doing another one soon.

Yesterday was the first time that people other than my housemates tried my baking, I’m happy to report that it was a success and all of the goodies I had bought along had completely sold out by the end!

Here’s some pictures of what you missed (sorry):

bake sale

bake sale

We made our chocolate brownies (recipe here), chocolate chip cookies (recipe here) and lemon biscuits (recipe here).

Somebody came up to me afterwards to say how good the lemon biscuits were (woo).

Hopefully we’ll be doing some more in the future, so get down to Norwich if you want to try some of our yummy baked goods!

Vegan oat biscuits with chocolate

Oat biscuits

These biscuits are chewy, crunchy, sweet and very moreish. They’re really easy to make and are perfect with melted chocolate drizzled on top (especially if you eat them whilst the chocolate is warm…yum). I made the tragic mistake of sharing them with my housemates, so they very quickly disappeared. This recipe will roughly make about 12 biscuits (which I’d advise you not to share under any circumstances….)

Ingredients:

150g/6oz self raising flour
150g/6oz porridge oats
150g/6oz sugar
150g/6oz vegan margarine
2 tablespoon golden syrup
2 tablespoon soya milk
100g vegan chocolate

Method:

  1. Preheat oven to 180c/350f/Gas mark 4
  2. Sift the flour into a bowl.
  3. Mix in rolled oats and sugar.
  4. Melt margarine, syrup and milk in a saucepan and stir until heated through, then add to the dry ingredients.
  5. Mix well until combined.
  6. Shape the mixture into a small balls and flatten into the shape of a biscuit.
  7. Bake in preheated oven for about 20 minutes, or until golden brown
  8. Leave to cool for 5 minutes before removing from the tray
  9. Melt some vegan chocolate (in microwave or in a bowl in another bowl of hot water)
  10. Drizzle the chocolate over the biscuits
  11. Eat and enjoy!

If you liked this you might also like:
Sweet and easy vegan flapjack

Vegan double chocolate cookies

Thanks for the picture ‘simplezest.blogspot.co.uk’

So the last cookies I made were amazing, and I couldn’t help but think that they’d be even more amazing if they were double chocolate cookies (because who doesn’t like more chocolate?) so here they are. These cookies are so tasty, gooey and so good when you bite into a bit that has chocolate melted in it.

Ingredients:

(makes 18 cookies)

280g/8oz vegan margarine

400g/14oz sugar

4 tbsp oil

2 tsp vanilla extract/essence

250g/8.5oz plain flour

65g/2oz unsweetened cocoa powder

1 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp salt

300g/10.5oz vegan chocolate (can be dark chocolate, milk chocolate like moo free, or white chocolate and a combination works well too)

Method

  1. Preheat oven to 180C
  2. In a large bowl, cream together the margarine and sugar.
  3. Stir in the oil, one tbsp at a time, then stir in the vanilla extract.
  4. In another bowl combine the flour, cocoa, baking powder and salt, and (with a sieve) gradually stir it into the creamed mixture (large bowl).
  5. Break up the chocolate bars into small(ish) chunks, fold the chunks into the mixture.
  6. Drop rounded spoonfuls onto a greased baking tray/mold the mixture into cookie shapes and place them onto the tray
  7. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated over.
  8. Allow the cookies to cool on the baking tray for 5 minutes, then put them on a wire rack to cool

Vegan chocolate chip cookies

Chocolate chip cookies

My boyfriend made me some cookies the other day and they were tasty, but something wasn’t quite right about them. They were a little too thick, a little bit too hard and they definitely needed some chocolate chips. So I made a few changes to an already pretty good recipe and it produce some very yummy results!

Ingredients:

200g/7oz vegan margarine
200g/7oz sugar
2/3 tbsp oil
1 tsp vanilla extract/essence
250g/9oz plain flour
1 tsp salt
3 tsp baking powder
200g/7oz vegan chocolate (if you get chocolate bars, the big bits of chocolate are much nicer than little bags of vegan chocolate chips, but they work too)

Method:

  1. Preheat over to 180
  2. Grease/line a baking tray
  3. In a big bowl add the butter and sugar, and then beat them until they are light and fluffy.
  4. Add the oil and vanilla essence and mix them all together well.
  5. Add the flour, baking powder and salt to the bowl (using a sieve) and use a wooden spoon to mix them all together well.
  6. Chop the chocolate up into small pieces then stir them into the mix.
  7. Pour the mix onto the baking trays with a large spoon. Remember to leave plenty of space between scoops.
  8. Put them in the oven for 15 minutes (until they go golden brown, and the centres are still slightly soft to the touch).

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