Vegan Italian Anise Christmas Cookies

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Try this vegan version of these traditional Italian Christmas cookies, with a hint of anise, and made with brown sugar and almond butter.

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Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Additional Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
40 mins
Servings:
24
Yield:
24 cookies

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon ground flax meal

  • 3 tablespoons water

  • 2 ½ cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

  • 1 teaspoon ground anise seeds

  • ½ cup almond butter

  • cup brown sugar

  • 2 teaspoons anise extract

  • 2 tablespoons confectioners' sugar

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.

  2. Mix ground flax and water in a bowl; let sit until thickened, about 10 minutes.

  3. Combine flour, baking powder, and ground anise seeds in a bowl; mix until well combined. Add flax mixture, almond butter, brown sugar, and anise extract; mix well until a soft dough forms. Shape into 2-inch balls and place on the prepared baking sheets. Flatten balls lightly with your hand.

  4. Bake in the preheated oven until bottom is lightly golden, 20 to 25 minutes. Dust with confectioners' sugar.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

100 Calories
4g Fat
15g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 24
Calories 100
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 4g 5%
Saturated Fat 1g 3%
Sodium 45mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 15g 5%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 2g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 31mg 2%
Iron 1mg 5%
Potassium 61mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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