Vegan Coconut Shortbread Cookies Recipe

Happy Tasty Thursday!

Keeping with this month's Holiday cooking theme I couldn't resist sharing a dessert recipe I created. Because, what are the Holidays without cookies?! This recipe is a take on the traditional shortbread cookies. Instead of using unhealthy butter, loads of sugar, and eggs I've made it healthy and vegan! As a bonus, this cookie recipe is extremely easy even for the beginner baker.

I love using coconut oil to replace butter especially in dessert recipes! It's a healthy fat that adds a great nutritional aspect and touch of coconut flavor to the recipes. Combined with the almond extract, you will fall in LOVE with these--they literally melt in your mouth! YUM! I'm drooling just thinking about it...so let's get started! 

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Vegan Coconut Shortbread Cookies Recipe

Makes 16

Cookie Ingredients: 

  • 1 ¾ cup whole wheat flour
  • ½ cup powder sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt
  • ¾ cup coconut oil
  • ½ cup applesauce (no added sugar)
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract

Cookie Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 °F.
  2. In a food processor, combine flour, sugar, salt, oil, applesauce, and almond extract. Pulse until incorporated and ingredients become a soft dough (scraping sides as needed).
  3. In a 9x9 square pan, press dough evenly with a spoon.
  4. Bake for 18-20 minutes or until edges are golden brown.
  5. Let cool in pan then cut into 16 squares. 

I hope you enjoy these cookies! I know they didn't last long in my house ;) Comment below and let me know what you think! <3

With Health and Happiness,

Nickole