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This vegetarian, soy, dairy and egg free cookie recipe makes a delicious cookie. It is important to note that this cookie is not a low-fat dessert and should not be eaten in excess. If you are interested in reducing the caloric value in this cookie recipe, simply substitute applesauce for half of the sweetener and oil. If you do not like applesauce or want to add variation in your recipe, you can substitute 1 cup of a pureed fruit of your choice for the applesauce.
Before you begin baking the Vegetarian Teff Cookie recipe, it is valuable to read through the entire recipe. Taking the time to become familiar with the recipe will make it much easier to prepare the cookie dough properly.
After you have read through the recipe, gather the ingredients and baking tools that will be needed to make this recipe. Preheat the oven to 250 degrees.
The ingredient list includes:
1/1/2 cups teff flour *
½ cup arrowroot starch
2 teaspoons baking powder
¼ cup flaxseed meal
¼ cup chopped walnuts
½ cup honey or maple syrup
½ cup walnut or other unrefined oil
1-teaspoon vanilla extract
In a large mixing bowl, combine flour, arrowroot starch, baking powder, and cinnamon. Once the ingredients are well blended, add the walnuts and flaxseed meal and continue to stir until well blended. Set this bowl aside.
In a smaller bowl, combine the honey/maple syrup, oil, and vanilla. Mix well and then combine with the dry ingredients in the larger bowl. When completed blended, drop by teaspoon onto a parchment lined cookie baking sheet. Flatten slightly with a fork, forming a criss-cross pattern across the top.
Bake the cookies for 12 –15 minutes, until just golden. These cookies are 290 calories each without the applesauce substitution.
* Teff flour is a tiny grain that is very nutritious, with a mild nutty slightly molasses sweet flavor. It is believed to have originated in Ethiopia. While it is widely available in many other countries including Ethiopia, India and Australia, it has only recently become popular with health food enthusiasts in the United States. Teff flour can be found in many health stores.