Caramelised Cocoa Cookies

I just had to use my new cookie stamper – this needed a certain type of smooth cookie. Peanut better cookies are out of the question in this household (we’re definitely a ‘no peanut’ zone!) but it seems the rich, sticky nut butter gives the perfect finish to a stamped cookie. This Lotus Caramelised Spread plays a similar role, offering a sweet/savoury touch and a very smooth texture. These are definitely a staple in the making….

If you can’t get Lotus caramelised spread, use Sunbutter, peanut butter or any other nut butter if it’s okay with you. To finish these off, you could of course trim off the edge to make a perfect cookie, but I like them like this… they are home made after all.

Caramelised Cocoa Cookies (dairy-free, egg-free, nut-free, soya-free, sesame-free, vegetarian and vegan)

makes 16 large cookies

  • 1/2 cu dairy-free spread
  • 1/2 cup Lotus caramelised spread
  • 1/2 cup caster sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsps golden syrup (light molasses)
  • 1 1/4 cups plain flour
  • 2 tbsps cornflour
  • 2 tbsps cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tbsp oat milk

– Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Centigrade/Gas Mark 4

– Grease 2 cookie sheets

– Cream together the spreads and sugar, until light and fluffy.

– Mix in the vanilla and golden syrup.

– Sift in the flour, cornflour, cocoa, salt and baking powder.

– Stir to form a thick dough.

– Roll into balls and press down onto the baking sheet. Flatten with the prongs of a fork or a cookie stamp.

– Bake for 10-12 minutes, until just starting to colour.

– Cool on the baking sheet for 5 minutes before moving to a wire rack.

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lucylox

Welcome. I'm a Cordon Bleu trained chef and mother with a passion for cooking vegetarian food. All recipes featured here are dairy, egg, and nut-free, thus 'accidentally' vegan, as my children are allergic to those. My aim is to recreate any dish, even what seems impossible, but free of the ingredients we can't have, and log my exploits here. Please browse what is now several hundred recipes. All the recipes posted (unless stated) are my own creations.

4 thoughts on “Caramelised Cocoa Cookies

  1. You know that Lotus speculaas spread is a Belgian invention?!! I am a proud Belgian citizen!! Your cookies look so delectable & awesome too! I love the home-made stamp on them: yoehoe!

    I have made your tasty brownies with the silken tofu in it. Awesomely delicious!

    1. Oh I’m so pleased to hear that people actually make some of my recipes and enjoy them. You’ve made me very happy! It was only in the last few months that I’ve come across the Lotus spread… I’m rather liking it as an ingredient! 🙂

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