Brown butter, Halva and chocolate cookies

Jodie says: "This recipe is vegan (yay) but to achieve the born butter you can only use the natural vegan block as this browns like cows butter. Buy it and try it and thank me later. If you’re not vegan just use normal butter and 1egg instead of the psyllium husks, if you like. But its always good to have a tasty vegan cookie recipe in your repertoire and they taste that good you’d never be able to tell!

makes around 14-16 cookies (depending on how much dough you eat beforehand)"

https://jodiecox.food.blog/2020/05/21/vegan-brown-butter-halvah-and-chocolate-cookies/

credit: Chef Jodie Cox

Ingredients:    

  • 100g golden caster sugar  

  • 150g dark coconut sugar/ soft dark brown sugar  

  • 250g vegan butter  

  • 250g plain flour  

  • 100g spelt flour  

  • 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda 

  • 1/2 tsp baking powder  

  • 1 vegan "egg" - 1 tbsp psyllium husks + 3 tbsp milk/water 

  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon  

  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg  

  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract 

  • salt  

  • 100g chocolate, cut into chunks  

  • 100g Sesame Kingdom vanilla Halvah, crumbled into large chunks 

Method:

  1. First, start by browning your butter in a saucepan- You only want to use 150g of the butter and keep the other 100g aside in a bowl. Melt the butter over a medium/ low heat until it starts to foam then turns a lovely golden colour, about 6 minutes, giving a swirl every minute to prevent burning. Turn off, transfer to a bowl and leave to cool for 10 minutes.

  2. Whilst the butter is cooling. Using the paddle attachment, beat together the other 100g of butter and the sugars until just combined, about 1 minute. Add the Psyllium husks, vanilla and finally the cooled butter, mix in until smooth and fully combined.

  3. In a separate bowl sieve together the flours, raising agents, spices and salt. Add the to the butter mixture and pulse in, just until everything comes together as a dough.

  4. Finally briefly mix in the chocolate and halva chunks.

  5. Roll into 60g balls and place into the fridge for at least 2 hours.

  6. Once the dough has chilled, preheat the oven to 180C. Bake for 10-12 minutes. They will look a bit under-done in the middle, but will continue to cook once out of the oven.

Enjoy!

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