Friday, February 11, 2011

Agave Tea Cookies Recipe (Vegan)

I've recently been re-stocking my freezer with baked goods and sorbets that Sam can eat that don't have granulated sugar in them. I really like this tea cookie recipe I came up with that uses light agave nectar for the sweetener. The cookies are thin and crisp. They start out slightly sweet tasting and end with a hint of salt for a nice balance of flavors. Sam loves these cookies, too, which makes all of my efforts worth it. Richard was instrumental in this recipe's success. The dough comes together really nice, but it's sticky and I was having a hard time getting the cut shapes off my work surface and onto the cookie sheet. I was so frustrated I almost threw this recipe out. Richard noticed my frustration and suggested I flour my surface first before rolling out the cookies. Duh! My other cookie recipes aren't sticky like this one and I don't have to flour my surface for them, so I just didn't think to do it. It worked like a charm. Richard also named these cookies. They do go really nice with a cup of tea.

Agave Tea Cookies Recipe

2 cups unbleached flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt

1/2 cup light agave nectar
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1 tsp pure vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix together dry ingredients. Add the wet ingredients and mix thoroughly. The dough will come together nicely, but will be sticky.

Spray 2 cookie sheets with non-stick cooking spray. Lightly flour your work surface, your hands, and your rolling pin. Roll out part of the dough at a time to 1/8" thick and use a 2" cookie cutter to cut out the cookies. Use a spatula to move the cookies to the cookie sheet. Recipe will yield 36 cookies. Bake for 12 minutes.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for this I have bile reflux so trying to find recipes to suit that and my allergies