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Sandwiches for the feast of St. Nicholas: ‘klaaskoeken’ – vegan

‘Klaaskoeken’ are not really cookies, but more sandwich like breads. I could not find a proper English translation for it! They are traditionally eaten in Western-Flanders (most in the south of the province) around the period of Saint-Nicholas. (SinterklaasΒ or Saint Nicholas is on December 6, a date when children in many countries (especially Netherlands, Belgium) wake up to find toys and candy that Saint Nicholas on his horse and his helpers have brought to their homes, through the chimney – as the legend goes. The sandwiches mostly take the shape of a horse ( calles ‘kloajspΓ¨rden’) or a man or another figure (we also make ducks). Whether you particpate in this children’s feast or not, they are delicious! One eats them with a bit of ‘butter’, or with bread spead. It’s very rare to find vegan ‘klaaskoeken’, so we experimented. Note: thisΒ recipe calls for advanced preparation: the dough needs time to rise. Β 

Vegan animal cut-out cookies

Yes, vegans do eat animal cookies πŸ™‚ I’ve recently bought some new cut out shapes (more about that in a next post), and was eager to try them out. These cookies are very light, don’t deform when baking (ideal for cut out shapes!) and haveΒ a subtle cinnamon twist. The recipe is based on this one found on ‘yourdailyvegan’. The recipe below makes about two oven trays of cookies. You can also double the recipe, and keep half of the dough in the fridge for a couple of days, and then make the other batch of cookies. The dough needs to chill for a couple of hours in the fridge (or you can leave it overnight), soΒ these cookies require advance preparation! Ingredients vegan cut out cookies 1 ts baking powder 1 + 3/4 cup and 1 tbs all purpose flour 1 egg replacer (I use Orgran No Egg) 1/2 cup vegan butter 1/2 cup granulated sugar 3/4 ts vanille extract 1/2 ts cinnamon 2 tbs vegan cream cheese (tofutti) cut out cookie shapes Preparation vegan cut …