Montag, 25. November 2013

Cookies, Kekse, "Orangenplätzchen"

This morning I got in the mood for baking. I really don't know how it happened, maybe because I've been going through a lot of recipes to look for ways to use up my pumpkin, that I baked last week.. the beautiful blue one. Or that I got stuck on ppk's thanksgiving recipes and had to bookmark chai spice snickerdoodles. Or that I've been thinking about which cookie I could put into our friends surprise package. Or that I collected the peel from the oranges from our yard. Yes, our oranges!
Or that yesterday it got a little cooler and windy all of a sudden and felt like autumn a lot. Finally!


So after thinking about them for the last couple of days I yesterday made those snickerdoodles. And despite my love for almost everything the great girls from ppk create, those are not really my thing. Just too sweet. Even though I already reduced some of the sugar, since I felt 1 cup + 1/4 cup of maple syrup might be a little too much goodness for me.


So with this just happened I accidentally found myself on veganpassion's blog entry about her favorite holiday cookie recipes. Went through them thinking that almond meal is nothing I have right here. Thought once again. And decided I should really try one of her recipes with ground chufas instead of almonds. I bought them in germany and sometimes sprinkled the meal on top of my cereal but wasn't too fond of it, but lets see how it does in those cookies:


It does great! I replaced the lemon with orange - we had that on hand / tree - and had to add one flax egg (1tbs flax meal + 2 tbs water) since the dough was a little too crumbly. Finally I got some not too sweet and wonderful nutty orange cookies.

Birds and stars. Aren't they cute?

Kommentare:

Lillesis hat gesagt…

Die Hühnchen sind ja süß! Weihnachtsplätzchen, yeah! Und das ist eine coole Seite, da hab ich schonmal ganz viele Ideen für Plätzchen dieses Jahr. :)

Mihl hat gesagt…

Yes thiose cookies look cute! I love Snickerdoodles but that sounds indeed like a lot of sugar.

birrrd hat gesagt…

Thanks, Mihl! I actually also wanted to make spekulatius that day. But still haven't found dark brown sugar that I trust aka that is vegan..