Creative bakeries, food blogs and lifestyle magazines have found that vegan baking is easy to do and tastes great. In addition, you do not necessarily have to be vegan or a professional baker to bake the recipe and test the result, because the vegan cookie made from almond flour, ginger and lemon tastes at least as delicious or maybe even better than your classic baked favorite.
Recipe for ginger lemon cookies
"If you want to bake a good cake, you must have seven things: Eggs and lard, butter and salt, milk and flour, saffron makes the cake go well! Push, push in the oven.” Do you know the iconic children's song?
With this classic list of ingredients, however, you are totally lost when it comes to vegan baking. For this reason, we want to explain why vegan baking tastes really delicious and what to look out for when buying, preparing and baking:
Ingredients and shopping list for the ginger lemon cookies:
- 180 g vegetable margarine
- 100 g raw cane sugar
- 2 tbsp soy milk
- 250 g spelled flour
- 100 g ground nuts
- 1 lemon (organic quality)
- 1 tbsp grated ginger (organic quality)
- Pulp of a vanilla stick
- 1 pinch of salt
- ½ tsp baking powder
- Preheat the oven to 175°C and line two baking trays with baking paper.
- Beat the warm margarine and sugar in a mixer until fluffy. Then slowly add the soy milk and mix everything together.
- Gradually add the sifted flour to the mass. Then carefully stir the juice and zest of the lemon as well as all the remaining ingredients into the dough mixture until a homogeneous dough is formed.
- Form the finished dough into balls of the same size and place them on a baking tray lined with baking paper. Cool the balls briefly and then flatten them.
- Bake the cookies in the preheated oven at a temperature of 175 °C for about 12 minutes until crispy and then allow to cool.
- Either snack on the vegan cookies yourself or wrap them up in matching glasses or pretty paper as a gift for loved ones. This keeps the fine cookies fresh and you can take them with you anywhere.
Note: The recipe is sufficient for two baking sheets and is simple even for baking beginners!
What makes the recipe so delicious?
Fortunately, these cookies have nothing to do with online cookies. The term for the edible cookie version comes from America. Freely translated, this means round and flat gutsle, squares, biscuits or cookies. Especially in this great recipe, the fruity acidity of the lemon, the subtle spiciness of the ginger, the nutty almond flour and the real vanilla harmonize perfectly with each other.
Factual knowledge and small product knowledge
The lemon has been used as a baking ingredient since the 18th century. Because it is rich in vitamins and makes every pastry nice and juicy. The grated zest and the fresh juice are used from the lemon.
The ginger root has been popular for thousands of years because of its fresh, fruity and pungent aroma and is an ingenious baking ingredient. Because the all-rounder is vegan, healthy, delicious and even has an aphrodisiac effect. If you want to make others or yourself really happy, you should shop and start baking immediately.
De-oiled almond flour is finely ground and has good baking properties. In addition, in contrast to other nut flours, it is less dominant in taste. If you stick to the recipe, you will be amazed by the baking result and taste.
Real vanilla sticks are known by connoisseurs as the "queen of spices". The highly aromatic spice originally comes from Mexico and came to Europe around 1819. Today vanilla is indispensable in the kitchen and therefore the spicy sweet aroma should not be missing from these cookies either.
"When life gives you lemons, ginger, almond flour and vanilla, then bake cookies with them!"
This saying fits perfectly. With this in mind, have fun baking and trying. If you feel like it, change the recipe or spice it up. For example, you can replace ginger with freshly grated apple, banana or dried fruit.
But where can you shop vegan?
Baking without eggs, butter, milk, cream and artificial ingredients is all the rage and yet many people are asking themselves: How is this supposed to work and what vegan food substitutes are there? That's not a problem with this recipe, nor does it mean that cake lovers have to sacrifice good taste. Only a little rethinking is announced when shopping:
Flour, sugar, nuts, vanilla beans and baking powder are usually vegan anyway. Real plant-based margarine is purchased to replace butter in this recipe. The milk is also replaced with plant-based milks such as soy milk, oat milk, almond milk, rice milk or coconut milk. In addition, the lemon and ginger should come from organic, controlled and certified cultivation. This is the only way to ensure that the valuable ingredients contribute to our health.
You can get all the products mentioned in the supermarket, at the discounter or in organic shops!