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Star-Shaped Vegan Sandwich Cookies
Prep Time
30 mins
Cook Time
12 mins
Vegan Marshmallow Layer
15 mins
Total Time
42 mins
 
Course: Dessert
Servings: 10 sandwich cookies
Author: Nat
Ingredients
Cookies Dough
  • 1 cup vegan butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 4 tbsp aquafaba for the "egg"
  • 1 tsp vegan egg replacer optional
  • 1 tbsp lemon zest
  • 1 cup unbleached flour 150 g
  • 2 cups organic cornstarch 250 g
  • 1 tsp aluminum-free baking powder
Marshmallow Middle Layer
  • 1 tsp powdered agar agar
  • 5 tbsp cold water
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar 75 g
  • 1/4 cup water 60 ml
  • 4 tbsp concentrated aquafaba (boiled and simmered until reduced by half
  • 1/8 tsp xanthan gum or cream of tartar I used xanthan gum
  • 1/4 cup organic cornstarch 30 g
  • 1 cup cranberry sauce processed in blender on a high speed
Instructions
Cookie Dough
  1. Place the soft butter, vanilla extract, and powdered sugar in the bowl of the standing mixer, and mix for about 3-4 minutes. 

  2. Add aquafaba, egg replacer, and lemon zest, and mix. Scrape down the sides of the bowl.

  3. Combine the flour, cornstarch and baking powder and whisk. Gradually add the flour mixture into the bowl and mix. 

    The batter will be flaky but will stay together if you squish it in your arm.

  4. Shape the dough into two balls and place each portion onto a piece of plastic wrap. Cover with another plastic wrap and roll out into a disk. Place both disks in the fridge for about 20-30 minutes.

  5. Remove the dough from the fridge and place it on a lightly floured surface. Roll out to 1/4 inch (1/2 cm) thickness. 

  6. Using a star-shaped cookie cutter cut 20 cookies. 

    Star-Shaped Vegan Sandwich Cookies with Glitter Stars #Choctoberfest 2018
  7. Heat the stove to 350F (160C). Place them on the baking sheet covered with the parchment paper and bake for 10-12 minutes. The cookies should remain pale on the top.

Marshmallow Middle Layer
  1. Add agar agar to 5 tbsp of cold water, stir and set aside.

  2. In a small saucepan, combine remaining water and granulated sugar. Bring to a boil, stirring often. 

  3. Remove from heat and add agar mixture and cranberry sauce and let it cool a little.

  4. In a mixer bowl, combine aquafaba, xanthan gum (or cream of tartar) and beat for a few minutes on low speed. Gradually increase the speed and beat on high speed for about 5 minutes.

    Star-Shaped Vegan Sandwich Cookies with Glitter Stars #Choctoberfest 2018
  5. Turn the speed to medium and carefully add the agar agar and cranberry mixture. Whip until the mixture colour is even (for about 4-5 minutes).

    Star-Shaped Vegan Sandwich Cookies with Glitter Stars #Choctoberfest 2018
Cookies Assembly
  1. Gently add the marshmallow layer to a cookie and cover with the other cookie on top. 

    Star-Shaped Vegan Sandwich Cookies with Glitter Stars #Choctoberfest 2018
  2. Decorate with white chocolate ganache and sprinkle the edible glitter on top. 

    Enjoy!

    Star-Shaped Vegan Sandwich Cookies with Glitter Stars #Choctoberfest 2018