We’re approaching the end of Veganuary, which means you deserve a treat! Whether this was your first time trying out veganism, you’re a well versed vegan, or you just love a good recipe, these cookies are definitely the best way to celebrate your dedication.

Although veganism is definitely one path towards a healthier diet, it is not only veg and salads - you definitely can enjoy some delicious and not-so-healthy treats and still stick to your vegan diet! These cookies are a personal favourite. This recipe is super easy, requires only one bowl, and is flexible for adding in any extra fillings you so desire - I would definitely recommend chopped walnuts or raisins for a twist.

Best served with a cup of tea on a cold afternoon, these cookies are exactly what everyone in St Andrews and the local area needs right now!


Ingredients:

  • 250g dairy free butter
  • 225g golden caster sugar
  • 2tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp golden syrup
  • 300g plain flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 85g dairy-free dark chocolate

Method:

  1. Preheat the oven to 180’C and line 2 baking trays.
  2. Cream the dairy free butter, sugar, vanilla extract, and golden syrup with a whisk in a large bowl until light and fluffy.
  3. Sieve in the flour, baking powder, and salt and stir together with a wooden spoon until combined well.
  4. Chop your chocolate into small pieces and fold them into the mixture until evenly spread.
  5. Form small walnut sized balls of cookie dough and place on a lined baking tray with approximately 6cm between each ball. Flatten each ball slightly.
  6. Bake in the oven for 12-15 minutes, until golden round the edges.
  7. Leave the cookies on the trays for 10 minutes before transferring to a wire cooling rack.
  8. Enjoy warm with a lovely cup of tea!