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veggiekins vegan almond mouse cookies

Almond Mouse Cookies (vegan, gluten free, oil free, refined sugar free)


  • Author: Remy
  • Total Time: 30 mins
  • Yield: 10-12 cookies 1x

Description

Adorable Almond Mouse Cookies perfect for parties, entertaining and kids. Vegan, gluten free, oil free, refined sugar free and healthy.


Ingredients

Scale
  • 1 cup oat flour
  • 1/2 cup almond flour
  • 1/2 cup roasted creamy almond butter (be sure to use one without added oil or sugar)
  • 1/31/2 cup maple syrup
  • 1 flax egg (1 tbsp ground flax + 3 tbsp water)
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp almond extract (more to taste)
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/4 cup raw or toasted sliced almonds
  • 1/8 cup of dark chocolate chips (I like this brand for oil-free chocolate)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350F and prepare batter.
  2. Prepare your flax egg by combining 1 tbsp flax meal with 3 tbsp water and allow to sit until thick.
  3. In a large bowl, combine oat flour, almond flour, baking powder, and salt. Whisk until smooth.
  4. Add flax egg, maple syrup, almond butter, almond extract and vanilla extract and mix until a dough forms. Allow the dough to sit for a few minutes. If the dough feels too dry, you can add an additional tablespoon of peanut butter, or non-dairy milk by the teaspoon to help it along. At this point, I recommend taste testing to see if the almond flavour is strong enough. I personally find it very strong so I like to start with less and add more, but add as much as you’d like!
  5. Roll dough into small balls, about 1.5 tablespoons in size, and pinch one side to create a teardrop shape. Place on a lined baking sheet. Follow this video for a visual guide.
  6. To create mouse shapes, press 2 sliced almonds (pointy side down) into the head of the mouse, to create the ears. Take an herb stem of choice (I used the stems of fresh sage, but you can use thyme, rosemary, anything else edible and tail-like)!
  7. Bake cookies for about 10-12 minutes, being careful not to overbake.
  8. Let cookies cool for at least one hour, to firm up, before decorating with chocolate.
  9. Melt 1/8 cup of dark chocolate chips (use a double boiler method, or microwave) and create a nose and eyes for each mouse.
  10. Allow to cool again, until chocolate is completely dry.
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 12 mins
  • Category: desserts
  • Method: baking

Keywords: cookies, mouse, cute food, kid friendly, desserts, chinese new year, vegan cookies, gluten free, vegan, oil free