With Halloween just a few days away, I couldn’t resist making some festive (or should I say, spooky…) cookies. Armed with a $3 set of Halloween cookie cutters, I created these wheat-free vegan cookies.
I decided not to use wheat flour, as I am trying to opt for healthier alternatives to my wheat-laden diet. Wheat seems to be everywhere you look: bread, pasta, baked goods, pastries, seitan. Yet white wheat flour has been stripped of most of it’s nutrients, giving the consumer little nutritional value. Not to mention it is often coated with pesticides and fertilisers.
So these cookies were the result of a successful experiment. I add rolled oats and shredded coconut to my food processor and turned these into a chunky flour. I then added potato flour to help with binding the ingredients.
The end result were delicious cookies, with a coconutty flavour and a shortbread texture.
The icing, however, was not as successful. Confession: I hate icing. So I just kind of created this icing “dough” and decorated the cookies with that. See the below recipe for the icing however feel free to decorate these cookies however you like!
- 1 cup shredded coconut
- 1 cup rolled oats
- ½ cup potato flour
- ½ cup raw sugar
- ¼ cup coconut oil (melted)
- ¼ cup water
- 3 tbs icing sugar
- 3 tsp cacao powder
- 2 tsp coconut oil (melted)
- A few drops of water, as needed
- Preheat oven to 180 degrees Celsius.
- Process coconut and oats in a food processor until fine.
- Add potato flour and sugar, mix until combined.
- Add coconut oil and water and mix until it comes together like a dough.
- Roll the dough to a thickness of about 5mm.
- Use cookie cutters to cut the dough.
- Place dough shapes on prepared baking trays.
- Bake cookies in the preheated oven for 20 minutes, or until lightly browned.
- Meanwhile, make the icing:
- Combine the icing sugar and cacao powder in a little bowl.
- Add the coconut oil and combine well.
- Add a few drops of water, or as much needed to make a pliable dough.
- When cookies have cooled, decorate them with the icing by squashing little balls of icing onto the cookie.
Shared at the Virtual Vegan Linky Potluck and Healthy Happy Green & Natural Party Blog Hop
- what healthy Halloween treats are you making?
- are you trying to use less wheat too?