'Tis the season for spices. I love spiced everything and especially cookies! Fall is the perfect time to enjoy Chai Spiced Desserts so today I made Chai Spiced Cookies and they just happen to be vegan. If you're not really into vegan stuff, but you want to start doing your part for the environment these cookies are where you should start. I bet you won't even be able to tell they are vegan! We sell our vegan cookies in the bakery to all kinds of customers who are scared, shy or not into "vegan cookies" and yet they love our vegan cookies. I promise, you will absolutely love these Vegan Chai Spiced Cookies. You can also make these cookies gluten free if you want with just one simple adjustment. These cookies are perfect for any fall gathering or even into Christmas for a cookie exchange.
Chai Spiced Cookies | Makes 18 Cookies
- 115 g. (1/2 cup or 1 stick) organic coconut spread (or vegan butter), softened
- 175 g. (3/4 cup) organic sugar
- 1 tsp. organic vanilla extract
- 1 tsp. organic cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp. organic all spice
- 1/2 tsp. organic ginger
- 1/4 tsp. organic cardamom
- 1/4 tsp. organic black pepper
- 1/4 tsp. organic cloves
- 1/2 cup organic coconut milk
- 312 g. (2 1/4 cups + 3 T.) organic flour
- 1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
- 1/2 tsp. sea salt
- 45 g. (3 T.) organic sugar
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
In the bowl of your stand mixer fitted with paddle attachment, cream vegan butter, sugar and vanilla extract.
In a separate bowl add flour, cinnamon, all spice, ginger, cardamom, black pepper, cloves, baking powder and sea salt and whisk together.
Add coconut milk and the flour mixture to the vegan butter mixture, and mix until everything is combined.
In a separate bowl, add the sugar and set aside.
On a cookie sheet with parchment paper, start forming your cookie dough balls. Dip the dough into the bowl of sugar to coat completely. When “balling” the cookies, you want your cookie dough balls to be about 3” in diameter and look like a round disk. Space them at least 1” apart, they will spread a little when baking.
Bake for 11-12 minutes.
Store cookies in an airtight container.
Baker’s Note: Make these cookies gluten free by substituting the flour for 340 g. (2 cups + 3 T.) organic gluten free flour blend. Our favorite is Namaste Organic Perfect Flour Blend.
High Altitude - bake at 350 degrees for 9-10 minutes