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oh Martha, oh Christmas! just watched that movie last night and it made me want to make aaaalll of the festive holiday cookies. sugar cookies have long been a tradition in my household and this year, i decided to put a cool spin on them. first and foremost, they’re tahini based, which is basically one of my favorite things in the whole wide world.
additionally, they’re actually free of sugar and that’s why the title is in quotes. i used my favorite monk fruit sweetener, Lakanto! specifically, i used the Classic Monkfruit 1:1 Sugar Substitute and it makes the cookies perfect in every way. it’s the best monkfruit sweetener out there and you cannot tell a difference at all, legit tastes just like sugar.
ok, how amazing do Vegan Tahini “Sugar” Cookies look? they one hundred perfect melt in your mouth. the taste is incredible but the texture is also out of this world. in fact, i can’t believe how ridiculously close the cookies taste to the sugar cookies i ate growing up.
that’s all due to the Lakanto! have you tried Lakanto? if not, have you been wanting to so you can see what all of the hype is about? great news, i have a code for you! it’s upbeet15 and i’m super excited for you to try it because i only recommend products that i wholeheartedly love, and this is one of them.
ok, let’s take a look at an up close bite shot, shall we? y’all have to see the texture of these gems because it’s resembles a sugary, buttery cloud.
you’re only going to need minimal ingredients too! see below for which ones :).
what do you need for Vegan Tahini “Sugar” Cookies
- almond flour- this is the only flour i’ve tried with this recipe. of course you can try other flours but they might turn out differently!
- baking powder
- almond milk
- almond or vanilla extract
what cookie is your favorite to make around the holidays?! are you a fan of sugar cookies like me or more so gingerbread and what not? all holiday cookies are amazing, let’s face it, i mean i don’t think i’ve ever met a cookie i didn’t like.
you can get super creative with the decorations and even add some Lakanto Chocolate Chips or Suntella to the top, which i have to warn is addicting. quite possibly the best chocolate spread in the entire galaxy. if you’re looking for something more traditional, a vanilla frosting or glaze would be awesome too.
i made you a super easy vanilla glaze for the top. it’s just cream cheese, a little but of coconut oil, maple syrup, almond or vanilla extract. you kind of have to wing it. mix a 1/3 cup vegan cream cheese with a tbsp maple syrup, a couple tbsp almond milk, melted coconut oil and a tiny bit of vanilla extract.
sprinkles are always a good addition and i had some cute pearl looking ones from Whole Foods on hand but i’m sure you can get so much more creative than that if desired lol.
ok, have the best tuesday and enjoy this wonderful time of the year :).
Vegan Tahini “Sugar” CookiesCourse: Cookies, DessertsDifficulty: Easy
1.5 cups almond flour
1/2 cup Lakanto Classic Monkfruit Sweetener 1:1 Sugar Substitute
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 cup runny and smooth tahini (important that it’s runny- trader joes or soom foods)
1/3 cup unsweetened almond milk
1/2 tsp almond or vanilla extract
- see text for approximate recipe for frosting
- add all dry ingredients to a bowl and then mix in the wet ones.
- form the dough into balls and then flatten into cookies.
- place on a parchment lined baking tray and bake at 350 degrees for 18 minutes.
- cool down and then add the glaze to the top. enjoy!