Finding the perfect vegan cookie recipe is almost impossible. Vegan cookies are usually hit or miss; they are either the best cookie you will ever taste or the absolute worst. These vegan brown sugar chai cookies will have you begging for more and questioning if they’re vegan because of how delicious they are.
VEGAN BROWN SUGAR CHAI COOKIES
Preparation time: 1 hour and 30 min
Servings: 10 cookies
½ cup of vegan butter
⅔ cup of dark brown sugar
¼ teaspoon of ground cinnamon
¼ teaspoon of ground dried cardamom
¼ teaspoon of ground dried ginger
⅛ teaspoon of ground star anise
⅛ teaspoon of black pepper
1 flax egg (1 tablespoon of ground flaxseed mixed with 3 tablespoon of water)
1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
1 cup of all purpose flour
¼ teaspoon of salt
¼ teaspoon of baking powder
¼ teaspoon of baking soda
2 tablespoons of granulated sugar
First, in a mixing bowl, cream together the vegan butter, brown sugar, cinnamon, cardamom, ginger, anise and black pepper. Add flax egg and vanilla to the bowl and whip together.
Then, sift in all-purpose flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt to the bowl. Once sifted, mix everything together until a thick cookie dough forms. The dough should be slightly sticky. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap, and let it chill in the refrigerator for 1 hour.
Preheat the oven to 350 F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper, and fill a small bowl with 2 tablespoons of granulated sugar. Remove the dough from the fridge, and roll it into about 10-12 small balls. Roll the balls into the granulated sugar until the dough is completely coated.
Place each cookie 2 inches apart on the tray, but do not flatten them. Bake the cookies for 12-15 minutes until the bottoms are lightly browned and until the cookies are cooked all the way through with a soft center.
Let the cookies cool on the baking sheet for 5-10 minutes. The cookies should be soft and puffy out the oven and will naturally deflate over time. Serve and enjoy!