The First Vegan Cookie That Tastes Like A Dairy Product

Now, this vegan cookie is not only extremely delicious but has even the taste of a dairy product. If somebody told you that it’s vegan, you would never believe it because of its dairy taste. It consists of coconut oil, almond meal, flour and cacao nibs. Offer this to your vegan or non-vegan friends and they will never guess it’s different from a non-vegan cookie.

“Rich, delicate and oh-so-crumbly, it’s hard not to love a sable, the classic French cookie named for its wonderfully tender texture. This variation uses only a handful of ingredients, including coconut oil, almond meal, sugar, flour and cacao nibs — the cacao nibs lending great chocolate flavor and a subtle crunch to the cookie. One bite, and you might never guess the cookies are dairy-free. And vegan. Lucky you.


Total time: 45 minutes, plus cooling times | Makes about 1 1/2 dozen cookies

Note: Sugar is often processed using animal bone char, which is unacceptable to many vegans. This recipe calls for vegan sugar (animal-free processing), which is generally available at health food markets as well as online.

2/3 cup plus 2 tablespoons refined coconut oil, at room temperature
1/3 cup vegan sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
1/4 teaspoon salt
2/3 cup almond meal
1 cup (4 1/4 ounces) flour
1/2 cup cacao nibs

1. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, or in a medium bowl using a hand mixer, beat together the coconut oil, sugar, vanilla extract, almond extract and salt until well combined, 1 to 2 minutes.

2. By hand, stir in the almond meal and flour until thoroughly incorporated. Use your hands if needed to knead the ingredients, still in the bowl, together to form a uniform dough. Stir or knead in the cacao nibs.

3. Form the dough into a log approximately 2 inches in diameter, and roll in a sheet of plastic wrap (the dough will be crumbly, and the plastic wrap will keep each cookie in place as it is sliced). If the dough is too soft to slice, refrigerate the log to firm it up, 10 to 15 minutes.”

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