orange spice cookies

orange spice cookies

Hello everyone! I am currently typing this post for you as I sit on my balcony in Goa. A lizard just walked along the wall besides me, and a butterfly just flew past me, I am in complete heaven! There are dogs, cats, cows and so many other animals everywhere. Goa is paradise, I would move here tomorrow if I could.

Even though it’s very hot here, I realised that it’s more likely to be cold at home, so I decided that my next recipe would be another comforting treat. Recently, I teamed up with Alpro – one of my favourite brands, to try some of their delicious oat milk. They very kindly gifted me some of their milk alongside a bundle of other lovely winter goodies, and I was so grateful for all of their generosity!

alpro oat mik

 

I hadn’t properly tried oat milk before, so I couldn’t wait to taste this Alpro drink. Usually, I use rice milk the most at home as I love it’s naturally sweet taste. But, I do enjoy trying new things, and I had a feeling I would really like this milk. Luckily, after one sip, I completely fell in love with the milk and I couldn’t wait to use it in a recipe. The taste had a nice, natural, subtle sweetness just like rice milk, but also a thicker and creamier texture like almond milk. It’s honestly the best of both worlds!

Due to its creamier texture, I knew it would work well in baked goods. And, as I’ve recently been working on a Holiday Cookie Party collaboration with some of my blogging friends, I decided that I would use this milk in a cookie recipe. In our group, we’ve all been making delicious, vegan friendly cookies to celebrate the holidays and share each others blogs to each of our readers. I was so happy to be a part of the group, and I can’t wait for you to see everyone else’s recipes on their blogs!

vegan and gluten free holiday cookie party

vegan and gluten free holiday cookie party

 

Chocolate Candy Cane Crunch Cookies – Rebecca from Strength And Sunshine

Gingerbread Fig Bars – Natalie from Feasting On Fruit

No-Bake Marzipan Rum Balls – Bianca from Elephantastic Vegan

Chocolate Drizzle Ginger Pecan Cookies – Laura from Chronicles Of Passion

Chewy Gluten Free Chocolate Gingerbread Cookies – Jenn from Veggie Inspired Journey

Cranberry Chocolate Coconut Macaroons – Linda from Veganosity

Vegan Orange Cinnamon Christmas Cookies – Sina from Vegan Heaven

Cranberry White Chocolate Ginger Cookies – Leah from Love Me Feed Me

Chocolate Tahini Cookies – Lucie from Win-Win Food

Sugar Cookie (Vegan, Gluten-Free, Oil-Free) – Brandi from The Vegan 8

Orange Spice Cookies – Harriet from Harriet Emily

Vegan Cranberry Crunch Dark Chocolate Truffles – Sophia from Veggies Don’t Bite

 

For my cookie, I opted for an oat cookie – using the jumbo oats I received from Alpro. I blended the oats into a flour, so that the cookie would have a nice soft, moist texture, and combined it with the oat milk, some dairy free buttery spread, and lots of other delicious ingredients. For the flavour, I used a mixture of warming, wintery spices and some orange extract for a citrusy taste. The combination of these flavours really gives the cookie a lovely festive feel. Then, for another element of texture, I also added some nuts and raisins to the cookies. So delicious!

I almost ate a whole batch of these cookies – I just love desserts with lots of spices and flavours! I hope you enjoy the recipe.

 

orange spice cookies

makes about 6 large cookies

ingredients

2 tbsp flax seeds + 1/4 cup (60ml) water

1 cup (85g) jumbo oats

1 tbsp buckwheat flour

1/2 tsp bicarbonate soda

1/4 tsp vanilla powder

pinch salt

2 tsp cinnamon

2 tsp ginger

1 tsp mixed spice

1 tsp orange extract

1/3 cup (55g) coconut sugar – I used Coconut Merchant

4 tbsp diary free buttery spread

4 tbsp oat milk

1/4 cup (35g) walnuts

1/3 cup (55g) sultanas

1/4 cup (35g) pecans

 

method

PREHEAT YOUR OVEN TO 180 C / 356 F

  1. Firstly, make the flax egg. Add the flax seeds and water into a bowl, stir them together and set them aside to gel up.
  2. Next, add the oats into a nutribullet/strong blender and blend them into a flour. Then, add them into a mixing bowl with the buckwheat flour, bicarbonate soda, vanilla powder, salt, cinnamon, ginger, and mixed spice. Stir together and set aside.
  3. Then, add the coconut sugar, buttery spread and oat milk into a food processor. Blend together until it looks creamy. Then, add in the flour mixture, orange extract, and flax egg. Blend again until well mixed. Then, break up the walnuts and pecans and fold them into the mixture with the sultanas.
  4. When this is done, line a baking tray with baking parchment, and scoop the cookie mixture into 6 cookies. Then place them into the oven and bake them about 7-10 minutes until golden. Then, remove them from the oven, set them aside to cool and serve when they’ve cooled down.

 

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34 comments:

  1. O I like the oat milk! Fantastic!
    Orange spice always reminds me of some wintery cold night sitting by the fire and sipping some hot beverage 😉 These cookies would make a perfect accompaniment to that scene 😉
    Thank you so much Harriet, these are beautiful!!! xoxoxo

  2. I love rice milk the best too, but I do like oat milk as well. These cookies sound so good. The ginger with the orange…perfect. And they look so incredibly chewy on the inside….delicious!!

  3. I have been anxiously waiting to finally see your recipe and find out what is inside these gorgeous cookies ever since you sent me the pic. Whoa they sound awesome, the spices, and citrus, and nuts, and sultanas! Delicious, all of it! And I love all the oat-y additions, oats are one of my favorite ingredients as I’m sure is obvious by now. Thank you so much for cookie partying with us, this has been a lot of fun <3

  4. I hope you are having a great time in Goa!! I love using orange in baked goodies – it is just the best. These cookies sound amazing! And I also need to try oat milk!

  5. I’ve never had oat milk before and I am so intrigued! I need to look out for it for sure. As for these cookies – they are the perfect blends of fruits and nuts and spices – love the coloring too! Hope you enjoy the rest of your time in Goa and that for introducing me to oat milk Harriet.

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