Christmas Tea Cookies

Today Mumma and I went to the local fashion and lifestyle Market, held once a month or so in search of a spicy Christmas scented candle. I didn’t find one, but I did find the idea for a new cookie recipe instead. I also got to do a lot of dog watching there. ☺️

I’m calling these a tea cookie as I think it’s a crime to enjoy a cookie without a cuppa. These are buttery, soft on the inside, and crunchy and they infuse one of my favourite times of the year into their flavour. 🎄 As per usual they are vegan.

These could make a cute little gift or kris kingle too. You could also add in some roasted almonds for some extra fancy.

Makes 20 or so biscuits. If you are making these for an office morning tea, or party I would triple the recipe. If you aren’t into exotic flavours, perhaps omit the cardamon pods and use a little more nutmeg instead.

Tea Cookies

1/2 cup maple syrup

1/2 cup soft brown sugar

1/2 cup vegan butter

1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 flax egg

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon grated ginger

1 teaspoon nutmeg

3 cardamon pods ( seeds removed)

1 cup plain flour

1 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon salt

Preheat a regular oven to 170*  (adjust for fan forced).

In a large mixing bowl, combine the maple syrup, brown sugar, vegan butter, and flax egg, until golden and well mixed. Fold in the vanilla essence and all the spices.

Make a well in the centre of the liquid mixture, and sift in the plain flour, baking soda, and salt.

Line a flat oven tray with baking paper, and using a teaspoon, roll mixture into little rounds and then using a fork make a pattern on each one. Cook for 10 to 12 minutes.

Serve with English breakfast or Earl Grey Tea.

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