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Hazelnut Sandwich Cookies, vegan, refined sugar free

Hazelnut Sandwich Cookies

Maja ∣ Delicious & Healthy by Maya
These Hazelnut Sandwich Cookies are such a beautiful and delicius treat, perfect for Holidays, they are vegan, made with wholesome ingredients and can easily be made gluten free
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
resting time 20 mins
Total Time 1 hr
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine Healthy Vegan
Servings 40 cookies
Calories 100 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • Cookie Dough
  • 1 cup spelt flour or mix of rice and buckwheat flour or use gluten free mix
  • 1 cup ground hazelnuts
  • 1/2 cup vegan butter or use dairy if not vegan
  • 2 pinch salt
  • 1/2 cup agave or maple syrup
  • Walnut Filling
  • 1 cup ground walnuts
  • 1/3 cup plantbased milk
  • 2-3 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla powder or essence
  • Chocolate Glaze
  • 1/2 cup cocoa butter
  • 1/4 cup cocoa
  • 3 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 pinch salt

Instructions
 

  • Make the cookie dough. Mix together flour, ground hazelnuts and salt in a bowl.
  • Add butter and syrup and knead briefly just until you get a soft dough that sticks together. If it's too wet or sticky, add more flour. But not too much, the dough has to stay soft.
  • Wrap in cling foil and leave in fridge to chill for about 15 minutes
  • Make small cookie dough balls, place them on lined baking sheet and flatten with bottom of a glass. If it is sticky, use some flour when rolling the balls to prevent them to stick to the glass
  • Bake on 160 celsius or 320F, on fan assisted mode
  • They are done when the edges start to brown. Leave them to cool down before assembling
  • Prepare the filling: place ground walnuts and vanilla in a bowl and add hot milk and syrup. Mix until you get smooth cream. It will be runny but it will become thicker as it cools down
  • Use approximately a teaspoon of filling for each cookies sandwich. Let the cookie sandwiches to firm up a bit when assembled. The filling will firm up and make the cookies not come appart.
  • Prepare the chocolate glaze: Place cocoa butter in a bowl and put it on a pan with boiling water to melt. When melted, add rest of ingredients and mix until smooth.
  • dip top of each cookie sandwich in chocolate and decorate with one hazelnut or walnut.
Keyword Delicious vegan cookies, vegan sandwich cookies, wholesome cookies