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Vegan Chocolate Butter Cookies Recipe

  • Author: romylondonuk
  • Prep Time: 70
  • Cook Time: 10
  • Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
  • Yield: 12 cookies 1x
  • Category: Christmas Cookies
  • Method: Baked
  • Cuisine: German
  • Diet: Vegan


Wonderfully easy Vegan Chocolate Butter Cookies Recipe – veganised version of my German childhood recipe! Made with aquafaba, cacao, and an almond placed on top for the traditional finish.



  • 200g vegan spread, softened
  • 30ml aquafaba (unsalted chickpea water, weight before whipping)
  • 40g raw cacao powder
  • 150g caster sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 250g plain flour
  • 50g cornflour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • a handful of blanched almonds


  1. Place the chickpea water in a mixing bowl and blend with an electric hand mixer for 5-6 minutes or until stiff peaks are formed.
  2. Carefully add in the softened butter, cacao powder, sugar, and vanilla extract.
  3. Into a separate mixing bowl, sieve the flour, cornflour, and baking powder, then slowly mix the dry ingredients into the aquafaba mix.
  4. Cover the cookie batter in cling film and place it in the fridge for about an hour to harden.
  5. Once the hour elapses, preheat your oven to 200C (390F).
  6. Shape the dough into a log of roughly 4cm diameter and use a sharp knife to cut the log into cookies of 1cm thickness.
  7. Place the cookies on a lined baking tray and press a blanched almond onto the middle of each cookie.
  8. Bake the cookies in the oven for 10 minutes and allow them to cool for 20 minutes before removing them from the baking tray.

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