Vegan Shortbread Cookies Recipe
One of the most needed recipes in a vegan kitchen is a vegan biscuit. It is of course possible to turn butter biscuit recipes to vegan by using vegan margarine instead of butter. But if you don't want to use vegan margarine, your options will be pretty limited. The number of eggless cookie/biscuit recipes is already quite few. Among these limited options, the number of recipes with oil is almost nonexistent. Because the proteins in eggs and butter/margarine have binding properties, and it is very difficult to assemble the dough and make it shaped without them.
I used starch as a binder when creating this vegan cookie recipe. Starch is such an ingredient that when it is used in sufficient amount, its binding, but if the amount is high, on the contrary, it increases the dispersion in the recipes it is used in.
As I said, it is used as a binder in the vegan shortbread cookie recipe. Although it is a good binder, it does not provide the binding effect that eggs do. That's why it's not super easy to get the dough together. It is necessary to adjust the amount of flour very well and to keep the dough together by compressing it. The dough does not have a consistency like play dough that you can easily roll out. After the dough has gathered as much as possible, take it between two greaseproof papers and roll it out with a rolling pin. Cut it with cookie cutters, take it with the help of a spatula, and place it on a tray lined with greaseproof paper. The next is easy. Just place in the oven.
After baking shortbread vegan cookies, you can eat it with tea or coffee, and you can use it in biscuit dessert recipes. After baking, it is no different from butter and egg cookie recipes. It's just as crunchy as they are, and just as delicious.
If you want a slightly more active and sugar-free biscuit recipe, you can also take a look at the sugar-free gluten-free vegan crispy biscuit recipe.
Enjoy the recipe...
- 2 cups of flour,
- 1/2 cup of starch,
- 1/2 cup of powdered sugar,
- 1/2 cup of oil,
- Vanilla with the tip of a knife or 1 packet of vanilla sugar.
- Mix starch, powdered sugar and vanilla in a deep bowl,
- Add oil and mix,
- Add the flour little by little and knead until you get a shapeable dough,
- Take the dough between two pieces of wax paper and roll it,
- Cut it with a cookie cutter and place them on a baking tray covered with wax paper,
- Bake in a preheated oven at 180 degrees until slightly pink.