Baking cookies! Discover our 3 delicious recipes
Baking cookies is great for young and old! Are you at home with your children on an overcast afternoon? Do you want to encourage them to do something else than watch tv, play video games or watch YouTube videos? Challenge them to bake delicious cookies together that they can eat as an afternoon snack and / or gift them to their grandparents, friends, …. Let them pick one of the recipes below and get started! Have fun!
Sometimes it’s a challenge to cook or bake in the kitchen together with your kids. You want to let them do as much as possible, but you’d rather not want them to come into contact with heavy or dangerous kitchen utensils. Uulki has a solution for this problem! Our baking tools, like the baking spatulas from wood and rubber / silicone, the pancake spatula, the stirring spoon, the rolling pin and the whisk, are all very safe to use and don’t have dangerous sharp edges that could get you or your children hurt. On top of that most of our products are made from wood. Because of that the utensils are less heavy than steel or metal kitchenware. With Uulki baking equipment you can let your children cook and bake without having to worry!
Vegan shortbread recipe
Shortbread is the simplest cookie to make. Also the vegan version! They are ideal to make with children because you can decorate them with icing and candies or chocolate afterwards. Also, the dough is firm enough to roll it out and cut out cute shapes. Baking shortbread is the most fun and easy thing there is!
Ingredients for ± 20 cookies:
200 gr dairy-free butter
1 tsp vanilla extract
100 gr caster sugar
300 gr plain flour (sifted)
Weigh all ingredients and preheat the oven to 160°c before getting started on your dough. Cream butter, sugar and vanilla extract together until smooth. You can do this with a whisk or an electric mixer.
After this add flour to the creamy mixture and fold it in. Knead the dough into a dough ball.
Put the dough ball in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes to let it rest. In the meantime you can prepare the countertop on which you want to roll out your dough. Clean the countertop and dry it well. Then spread some flour on the surface. Also put some flour on your rolling pin. This will prevent the dough from sticking.
Take the dough ball out of the fridge and roll it out with the Uulki rolling pin until it has a thickness of about 1,5 cm. Now cut out shapes and sprinkle with some extra sugar before putting them in the oven. In case you doubled the recipe, it’s easier to cut the dough ball into two pieces before rolling it out. You can do this effortlessly with the Uulki dough cutter.
Put the cookies on a baking sheet aligned with parchment paper and bake them for 12-15 minutes, or until golden brown around the edges. Flip them when they reach half the baking time to be sure they bake evenly. Let them cool for at least 10 minutes.
Now the cookies are ready to be devoured or you can decorate them with icing, chocolate and / or candy and sprinkles! Let your imagination run wild!
Bron: Vegan Shortbread Cookies
Vegan chocolate chip cookies recipe
These chocolate chip cookies are thick, crispy on the outside and gooey on the inside. Everything a chocolate chip cookie is supposed to be! This cookie is a real classic and literally everybody likes it. So you can bake these cookies for yourself, but they’re also great to give as a gift!
Ingredients for ± 16 cookies:
103 gr coconut oil (not melted!)
250 gr light brown sugar
2 tsp vanilla extract
63 ml coconut milk
63 gr applesauce (unsweetened)
290 gr all purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
½ tsp salt
350 gr vegan chocolate chips
flakey salt (optional)
Preheat the oven to 190°c and align a large baking tray with parchment paper.
Take a big bowl and mix coconut oil, brown sugar and vanilla extract until well combined. Now add coconut milk and applesauce and whisk until smooth. In another bowl mix together flour, baking soda and salt.
Now combine the dry ingredients and the wet ingredients and stir everything together with an Uulki cooking spoon or an Uulki rubber baking spatula until it forms a dough. The dough will be very thick! Then fold in 300 grams of vegan chocolate chips.
Divide the dough into balls, the size of a golf ball, and put them on the baking sheet a few inches apart from each other. Flatten them with the back of a spoon or a drinking glass. Bake the cookies for 9 to 10 minutes or until they get golden brown edges and the middle is firm. Press the remaining chocolate chips into the cookies while they’re still warm and sprinkle them with flakey salt, if desired.
Let the cookies cool for 15 minutes before transferring them to a cooling rack. When the cookies are cooled down completely, they are ready to be eaten or to wrap them as a present!
Crunchy vegan peanut butter cookies recipe
This is the perfect cookie for all peanut butter lovers and they can be made with everyday ingredients. The cookies are crunchy and are full of peanut butter flavour. A nice extra is that you can freeze the dough up to 3 months! That way you can enjoy a peanut butter cookie with your coffee whenever you want… or with your chocolate milk, for the little ones.
Ingredients for 20 cookies:
200 gr sugar + 50 gr to roll the cookies in
112 gr vegan butter (bv. soy butter)
250 gr smooth peanut butter
1 tbsp vanilla extract
190 gr all purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
½ tsp salt
1 tbsp plant-based milk (eg. soy or almond milk)
Beat together the butter and sugar until creamy with a whisk or an electric mixer. Mix in the peanut butter and vanilla extract.
In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Fold this into the wet ingredients with the Uulki baking spatula from rubber or silicone until you get a firm dough.
Test the dough by rolling dough balls. Are the dough balls not crumbling apart? Then you’re ready to go. If they do crumble apart, gradually add 1 tbsp plant-based milk to the dough until the balls don’t fall apart anymore. It can be that you will have to add up to 3 extra tablespoons of plant-based milk.
Now preheat the oven to 190°c. In the meantime roll the cookie dough into balls and roll them in the remaining sugar. Put them on a baking sheet aligned with parchment paper and flatten them a little bit with a fork, spatula or drinking glass.
Bake the cookies for 15 minutes or until they are golden brown. The cookies should be soft when they come out of the oven but they will harden while cooling down. This is how peanut butter cookies are born!
Ecological gift wraps
When you and your brood decide to gift cookies to family, friends or teachers, you will need to wrap them properly of course. Because we at Uulki are putting the environment first, we want to share some ideas on how to wrap your delicious cookies in an ecological way. Avoid plastic (foils) and think about putting the cookies in a tin cookie box! They come in all kinds of shapes, colours and patterns and are reusable. Just benefits! You could also wrap the cookies in a cardboard box or a paper bag, because these materials are easy to recycle. Are you ready to put a smile on the face of the receiver(s)?