The long stretch of horizon you can see from our house has seemed to blur into the sky today as the grey clouds merged with the mist hovering over the fields. There are lots of benefits of living rurally but days like this are not one of them. Days like this it can feel like you are living on the edge of nowhere in a bleak bubble.
Our day was brightened by a visit from some friends, who braved the impending weather and trekked down our track from out of town. Jane is one of my best friends from university and she would always bake us scones on weekday afternoons and roast dinners on Sundays when other students were surviving on baked beans.
So, it was only right that I should serve up something ‘Wow’ for their visit. And I was duly reciprocated with an actual ‘Wow’ when I served them. Jane’s husband especially could not believe that they were fake nut, vegan cookies. I doubt your friends would either. These Wow Butter cookies really taste like the real thing.
This recipe is inspired by one in the Food Allergy Mama’s Baking Book
Ingredients (makes 24)
60g vegetable fat (We us Trex)
85g caster sugar
65g brown sugar
50g apple sauce
100g wow butter
75g wholemeal flour
85g plain flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
3/4 tsp bicarbonate of soda
Use a wooden spoon to mix together the vegetable fat, sugars, apple sauce and wow butter until well combined.
Add in the flours, baking powder and bicarbonate of soda and mix to a dough.
Form mixture into small balls and place on baking tray. Press down gently on each one so they form a thick coin shape.