Vegan “Brunsli” (gf)

It’s Christmas time or as I like to call it “stuff my face with delicious food-time”. I love to cook dinners for my friends and Christmas is the perfect opportunity. But let’s not forget about the cookies. In Switzerland, where I come from, we bake looots of cookies ahead of time. The traditional Swiss cookies though have lots of butter and eggs in them. This is why I took it upon myself to veganize all the popular Swiss cookies. One of my favourite cookies are the Chocolate-Almond Brunsli.  Here is the recipe:


**makes 22 to 24 cookies

  • 100 g vegan dark chocolate
  • 5 tbsp non-dairy milk
  • 150 g sugar
  • 250 g ground almonds
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • pinch of clove
  • pinch of salt
  • 2 tbsp cocoa powder

  1. Melt the Chocolate and Milk together in the microwave or in a bowl over a pot with simmering water.
  2. Mix the rest of the ingredients in a separate bowl.
  3. Slowly add the Chocolate-Milk mixture to the dry ingredients and stir to combine. As soon as it comes together, you can use your hands to form a dough. The dough will be really sticky.
  4. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes before rolling out.
  5. Roll it out about 1 cm thick on a surface that you sprinkled with sugar. This prevents the dough from sticking.
  6. Cut out in desired christmas shape (heart, star, christmas tree).
  7. Put the cookies on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  8. Let them harden for at least 5 hours, preferably overnight, on the baking sheet in room temperature.
  9. After that bake them in the preheated 250°C oven for 5-7 minutes.
  10. Remove them right away onto wire racks to cool completely.

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