Vegan Shortbread Cookies with Candied Cherries

Vegan Shortbread Christmas Cookies Recipe with Cherries


Vegan Shortbread Christmas Cookies with Candied Cherries



Shortbread Cookies are delicious cookies we often see around the holidays, that are somehow both buttery and crumbly at the same time. A traditional shortbread cookie is made with a 1:2:3 ratio of sugar, butter, and flour. I have tried veganizing this recipe, and was sad to learn that this method just does not work well with some vegan butters. Don't worry, I've got your back: Christmas baking season just isn't complete without a batch of shortbread cookies, so I was determined to make a recipe that works well every time. I found the perfect blend of vegan ingredients to make Vegan Shortbread Cookies that taste just like the cherry-topped shortbread cookies I grew up with. 

Vegan Shortbread Christmas Cookies with Candied Cherries



This recipe makes one small batch of vegan shortbread cookies, approximately one dozen. I have not yet tried doubling this recipe yet, so if you do, please add a comment below and let me know how they turn out! Since I used vegetable shortening to help me with the proper texture of the cookies, I added a small amount of vanilla for flavor, veering slightly away from the traditional recipe, but creating the perfect vegan shortbread cookie as a result. 

This recipe for Whipped Vegan Shortbread Cookies with Cherries is:


Vegan

Dairy Free

Egg Free

Perfect for Christmas Cookies and Holiday Baking 




How to Make Vegan Shortbread Cookies with Cherries



Ingredients:
1/2 Cup Vegetable Shortening
1/2 tsp Vanilla
1/4 Cup Sugar
1/4 Cup Powdered Sugar
3/4 Cup Flour
12 Candied Cherries (Glace Cherries)

Method:

Preheat the oven to 350 F

In a stand mixer, beat the vegetable shortening together with the vanilla, until smooth.

Add the sugar and powdered sugar, and mix until combined. 

Add the flour, and mix on medium high speed until a smooth dough forms. 

Roll the dough into 12 equal sized balls, approximately 1" in diameter, and place them on a parchment lined baking sheet.

Press a cherry into the top of each cookie, then bake for 13 - 15 minutes. Remove the cookies just before the bottoms turn golden brown.

Let cool on the pan for 10 minutes before transferring to a cooling rack to cool completely. 

Vegan Shortbread Christmas Cookies with Candied Cherries


Vegan Shortbread Christmas Cookies Recipe with Candied Cherries

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Yield: 12 Cookies
Author: Alexandra Tugade | The Home Baked Vegan
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Vegan Shortbread Cookies with Candied Cherries

Vegan Shortbread Cookies with Candied Cherries

Prep time: 10 MinBake time: 15 MinTotal time: 25 Min
These vegan shortbread cookies with candied cherries are perfect for holiday baking.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 Cup Vegetable Shortening
  • 1/2 tsp Vanilla
  • 1/4 Cup Sugar
  • 1/4 Cup Powdered Sugar
  • 3/4 Cup Flour
  • 12 Candied Cherries (Glace Cherries)

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 F
  2. In a stand mixer, beat the vegetable shortening together with the vanilla, until smooth.
  3. Add the sugar and powdered sugar, and mix until combined.
  4. Add the flour, and mix on medium high speed until a smooth dough forms.
  5. Roll the dough into 12 equal sized balls, approximately 1" in diameter, and place them on a parchment lined baking sheet.
  6. Press a cherry into the top of each cookie, then bake for 13 - 15 minutes. Remove the cookies just before the bottoms turn golden brown.
  7. Let cool on the pan for 10 minutes before transferring to a cooling rack to cool completely.

Calories

146.70

Fat (grams)

8.62

Sat. Fat (grams)

3.46

Carbs (grams)

16.39

Fiber (grams)

0.21

Net carbs

16.18

Sugar (grams)

8.80

Protein (grams)

0.81

Sodium (milligrams)

2.02

Cholesterol (grams)

4.78
This nutritional information is just an estimate, and varies depending on the ingredients you use.
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