Vanilla Crunchy Cookies

Warm cookies for an Autumn day…
Autumn started today here in the north of France, the temperature went down considerably in just one night and yellow orange leaves started to dance lifted by a chilly wind. The falling leaves chased by the wind are the gayest side of this season to me: they look like jolly cheeky kids laughing & running away from troubles. I can assure you I feel like hearing them laughing sometimes…or maybe it’s just the memory of my childhood.

These cookies are very crunchy but not too friable, and their sweet vanilla flavour will teleport you and your taste buds to a sunny far away island! Perfect to go with your morning coffee but also for a sweet afternoon tea…


190 g white flour
1 tsp baking powder
8 tbsp maple syrup
3 tbsp vanilla extract
2 tbsp corn starch
6 tbsp vegetable oil
cane sugar for sprinkling

Place all the dry ingredients in a medium bowl. Stir well. Whisk the wet ingredients in a small bowl until well combined. Pour into the dry mixture and mix with your hands until the dough is smooth and shiny.
Wrap the dough in plastic film and refrigerate for 1 hour, until it’s cold enough to roll and cut.
Roll the dough between 2 pieces of parchment paper and press a cookie cutter into the dough. Smoothly lift the cookies using a spatula and place them onto a baking sheet.
Sprinkle them with cane sugar and bake for 8/10 minutes (160°C) until lightly browned.

(Adapted from Vanilla Wafer Cookies by Fran Costigan – “More Great dairy free desserts“)
(If you don’t know Fran Costigan, please do have a look at her vegan dessert recipes because she smokes!)



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