Walnut cookies are a nice change of pace from the many other Christmasy recipes available on veganevibes. If you haven’t noticed yet, you still have a chance to win two free e-books with easy, vegan recipes for Christmas. Just sign up for the newsletter and off you go with tempting cookies and other sweets. Today, however, we are focusing entirely on the walnut cookies.
Vegan walnut cookies with chocolate
It’s crazy how fast time flies and it’s almost Christmas again. I can hardly believe it when I glance at the calendar and feel like time is racing. Unfortunately, we are already in the midst of a Corona wave again and all Christmas markets have been canceled (at least here in Bavaria). Reason enough to retreat to your own kitchen and bake in peace. I really love it when I can make cookies, as it almost puts me in a sort of meditation. Scented lamp and nice music on, make dough and shape beautiful, delicious little cookies.
TIP: I love essential oils and fragrance lamps and have been using Primavera products for several years. I have no affiliation with the company and am not sponsored. This one is a personal recommendation that comes from the heart.
Vegan cookies with walnuts and chocolate
But let’s get back to today’s cookies, with fine walnuts. I treated myself to a large package of organic walnuts for this recipe. Admittedly, here and there I also nibble one directly from the package. For the cookies, I grind them fresh in my high-powered blender until a flour is formed. Add spelt flour, raw cane sugar, flaxseed egg, cinnamon and margarine. For topping we still need walnut kernels and melted chocolate. That’s it.
I use my MagiMix to make the dough, which is used almost daily in my kitchen. The dough should be uniform and firm at the end, but still malleable. If it is a tad too dry, it is best to add a dash of vegetable milk. Be careful, as too much liquid quickly has an opposite effect.
TIP: The dough does not necessarily need to go back into the refrigerator. Many websites advise this, however, I personally find that you can well do without it.
If you’re in the mood for some other cookie recipes today, I have the following suggestions for you:
- Vegan florentines
- Gluten free cookies
- Chocolate cinnamon curls
- Vanilla crescent cookies
- Chocolate spitzbuben
- Gingerbread cookies
- Angel eyes
TIP: Walnuts are especially healthy for the heart and brain. They contain valuable antioxidants, omega-3 fatty acids and have an anti-inflammatory effect.
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Vegan walnut cookies
FOR THE DOUGH:
- 60 g vegan dark chocolate coating melted
- 100 g Walnut halves for decoration
- Preheat oven to 160 degrees (hot air) or 180 degrees (upper-lower heat) and line a baking sheet with a permanent baking mat (or baking paper).
- NOTE: If using whole walnuts, finely grind now in a food processor or high-powered blender.
- For the dough, place spelt flour, ground walnuts, raw cane sugar, margarine, flaxseed egg and cinnamon in a food processor. Mix until a uniform dough is formed. If the dough is too soft, add a little more flour, if too firm, carefully add a sip of vegetable milk.230 g fine spelt flour type630, 150 g ground walnuts, 80 g Raw cane sugar, 150 g Margarine, 1 Piece Flaxseed egg, 1 tbspn Cinnamon
- Form dough into a large lump and divide into four equal portions. Roll into a log and separate into equal portions with a dough scraper.
- Roll into a ball and place on prepared baking sheet. Press one walnut half onto each cookie and place in oven.100 g Walnut halves for decoration
- Put in the oven and bake for about 12 minutes. Remove from the oven and allow to cool completely.
- Meanwhile, carefully melt the vegan chocolate coating over a water bath and garnish with chocolate using a spoon or piping bottle. Place on a draining rack or baking paper and let set.60 g vegan dark chocolate coating
- Give away immediately or nibble and enjoy!
- The walnut cookies will last about 3 weeks in a tightly sealed tin (if not eaten first).