Xmas is coming! Nothing else could be better than cookies for a present to friends and relatives…
Today I’ll be sharing with you this easy recipe that you can then customize as you want. I made these amazing Christmas tree shaped ones but you can use any cookie cutter you prefer! The aquafaba royal icing is the key for perfect masterpieces: use your talent or imagination to decor as you like! NB AQuafaba is chickpea’s cooking water, just buy a can of canned chickpeas, use that water to make the recipe while saving chickpeas for other recipes! Last night I spent hours decorating these amazing cookies and time really flew! Just try yourself!
There we go with the recipe!
For about 20 – 25 cookies:
WHAT YOU NEED:
- 1 cup began butter (room temperature)
- 3/4 cup powdered sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 cups all porpouse flour
- pinch of salt
For the aquafaba royal icing:
- 35 ml aquafaba (chickpea cooking water)
- 185 g powdered sugar
- 2 tsp lemon juice
- food colorings of any choice
WHAT TO DO:
Preheat oven to 160 C. Using a food processor, place all the ingredients for the cookies but the cegan butter. Blend to mix the dry ingredients and while spinning, add a piece of vegan butter at a time until a crumbly dough forms. Form a dough into a ball and roll in between parchment paper to 1/3-1/2-inch thick. Cut into any preferred shape using a cookie cutter and pkace on the baking sheet.
Bake 12-15 minutes or until the bottoms of the cookies are barely golden brown. Cool 5 minutes on hot baking trays before transferring to cooling racks.
When completely cooled down prepare the royal icing: whipe the aquafaba with lemon juice using a hand-whipping machine and when firm add slowly the sugar time by time till thick and creamy. Add any food coloring and place your royal icing in a sac a poche. Cut the tip and use it for decorating your cookies as you want. The royal icing takes about 8 hours to dry, when ready you can store your cookies in an airtight container tonorevent them to get soggy.
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Since I was young I approached to a plant-based diet for healty reasons, realizing soon that what we eat can really make a difference. Being aware of this, I started a personal research by attending nutrition courses, and being passionated about the art of cooking, i decided to move to London to work in the best raw vegan restaurants of the city. After a few years, I came back to Italy to raise awareness there by spreading healthy eating and lifestyle knowledge, organising and taking part in events and meetings.