CHRISTMAS STAR COOKIES πŸŽ„β­πŸŽ„

in #fruitsandveggiesmonday β€’ 9 months ago (edited)

Hello my Dearest Foodies,

The time is running out and I have so much more to bake, lol. This is only the first batch of cookies inspired by @proanima's delicious RASPBERRY HEARTS. She is such an inspiration when comes to traditional yet vegan baking, since I am a newbie in this field. I probably wouldn't even try, if my younger daughter would like raw desserts. I and my older daughter are perfectly happy with raw nutty desserts, but my younger daughter is not, lol.

But I know she will love these cookies; well she already does just by seeing the photo. And this is only the beginning of my baking adventure this Christmas season, so please stand by.

Before I go, I have say one more thing! I wish I could share with you the aroma, because it's incredibly tempting. I am having hard time preserving them until Christmas. Besides, know that they are better the next day, there for I suggest to wait, if you can πŸ˜‚

Happy Christmas cookie making and all else you do this week πŸŽ„πŸ˜πŸŽ„

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CHRISTMAS STAR COOKIES
Spelt Linzer Cookies with Strawberry Chia Jam
Vegan – Refined Sugar Free - Guilt Free

INGREDIENTS
β€’ Whole grain spelt flour 1 Β½ cup
β€’ Almond meal Β½ cup
β€’ Vegan butter Β½ cup cooled (I use Earth Balance)
β€’ Xylitol/ birch sugar 1/2 cup (for the dough)
β€’ Pure vanilla extract 1 tsp
β€’ Himalayan pink salt Β½ tsp
β€’ Egg replacement for 1 egg (you can use flax meal 1tsp mixed with 3tsp water)
β€’ Ice cold water 3 tbs
β€’ Baking sheet
β€’ Parchment paper
β€’ Rolling pin
β€’ Cookie cutters
β€’ Spatula

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PROCESS
β€’Prepare your egg replacement in a small dish and set aside.
β€’ Place all the ingredients except water and egg replacement into a food processor and start pressing the pulse button.
β€’ Continue full speed until it looks like breadcrumbs.
β€’ Add the egg replacement and blend again.
Add 1 tbs ice cold water and blend again. Keep adding water and continue blending, until the dough does form a ball. Be careful, do not add too much water.
β€’ Remove the dough and shape nice ball.
β€’ Wrap it in a plastic and place it in a refrigerator for 30 minutes.
β€’ When ready, line your baking sheet with parchment paper and line your working surface with parchment paper as well.
β€’ You may divide the dough into two halves, it is easier to work with it that way.
β€’ Apply some white flour on the surface (I use rice flour) to prevent from sticking.
β€’ Start rolling and soon as you make the dough flat, apply another sheet of parchment paper on top and keep rolling until you get circle about 6” diam.
β€’ Preheat the oven to 350F.
β€’ Gently insert your cookie cutter on the edge of the dough, remove the rough edge and slide spatula underneath the cookie. Pull out gently, remove the cookie cutter and place on the baking sheet. Repeat until you have it all done. Make sure you count how many you have of each shape to make pairs.
β€’ Bake for 8 to 10min.
β€’When ready, carefully transfer to a cookie rack and let it cool down for 15min.
β€’ Apply jam in the centre of each cookie and combine.
β€’ If you have lots of edge leftovers, combine them by using plastic wrap pressing them into a ball and repeating the process. Some cookie cutters like the starts I was using are not possible cutting out without leaving big space. But if you cutting out for example circles, than you will not have such an issue.

NOTE:
To store, keep them in a sealed container. If you have more than one layer, divide them with plastic warp. Also cover the top layer with plastic wrap. They do not need to be stored in the refrigerator.

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STRAWBERRY CHIA JAM

INGREDIENTS
β€’ Fresh strawberries 1 cup
β€’ Maple Syrup ΒΌ cup
β€’ Chia 1tbs

PROCESS
β€’ In a small pot, bring the maple syrup to a boil.
β€’ Add strawberries and stir well.
β€’ Reduce the heat and let it simmer for 10 minutes.
β€’ Take it off the heat and let it cool down for 5 min.
β€’ Transfer to a food processor and blend until smooth.
β€’ Transfer to a bowl, add chia seeds and mix thoroughly.
β€’ Cover with lid and place into a refrigerator overnight.

NOTE:
You may double the amount if you are making larger number of cookies.

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Sounds wonderful, thank you so much πŸ“πŸŽ„πŸ“

Star shape . Beautiful cookies. Thanks for share your recipe. Happy Christmas ❀

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Thank you so much, I am glad you like it πŸŽ„β­πŸŽ„

These look like pure Christmas joy! @proanima really is such a wonder in the kitchen with her baking, she inspires me, as well. I made my first batch of holiday cookies yesterday just for Dave and I, but I might have to add some more to the list to have some to share!

Oh yes she is! Especially because I love the European pastries, they remind me of my childhood. Have fun with baking Katie, I will be doing more as well. I hope the boys will like it. Thank you so much for visiting πŸŽ„πŸ˜πŸŽ„

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These cookies look tasty, I really love making my own chia jam it is so much better than the grab that is mostly sugar in the store bought crap

Thank you so much I will try to use #veganwednesday tag in the future. I used to participate back in the day when @heart-to-heart initiated the contest πŸ₯‘πŸ˜ŠπŸ“

These look extra delish. I am not really a baker, but these look tempting!

I wasn't neither, but I am learning, mainly because of my younger daughter. Thank yuo so much my Dear, I am glad you like them πŸŽ„πŸ˜πŸŽ„

Lovely cookies!🀩😍 Feel like to have some now. πŸ€—

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Howdy Miss Lena! oh man, those are beautiful indeed, they look mouth-watering. I can almost smell them from here! lol. I could eat a ton of those. That spelt flour is a wonderful super flour isn't it? I haven't used any yet but I need to get some and make super pancakes or something!

Howdy Janton! They do smell good and yes, you should get that spelt flour for sure.

By the way, are you familiar with Steem Torch? Barbara just passed it on to me and I ma wondering if I could pass it on to you. This is the link:

https://steemit.com/steemtorch/@barbara-orenya/bluewonkies-proudly-carries-the-steemtorch-246th

If you can use spelt like regular flour then I think it's a great investment in your health. I don't believe in torches.

Oh yes! Of course Janton! Ancient grains in general are all good for you and most of them are even gluten free. Altough Spelt is not, but If you don't have gluten intolerance, spelt is a superfood.

About that torch, oh well, I can't tell that to my friend's who pass it on to me. Now I have to find someone else.

I'm sure anyone else on here would be thrilled to get the torch, I'm just an oddball! That's great about the spelt, I wonder if Walmart has it?

Howdy Janton! Luckily I found someone already!

And I never bought spelt in Walmart, although they should have it. But if they don't you can order it from Amazon. Just make sure it's whole grain spelt.

Ok about the Spelt, is that where you get it, Amazon? Good about the next torch victim too. lol.

Seriously good looking cookies. I'm at the airport in transit and all I see is a Krispy Kreme shop...Yeah, it's terrible...Not going to do it...But then your cookies flashed on my screen...Now me cookie monster. 😊

Oh boy! I know, junk food is everywhere and that is the biggest problem!!! I wish I have the power sell my cookies everywhere. But I need sponsor, a big one, lol.

They look amazing for sure. I bet they're tasty too.

Yes they do, thank you so much 😊

Mouthwatering cookies beautiful text

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