21 December 2012

solstice moon cookies

what a day!  with a winter storm that brought us over 30cm of white fluffy stuff since yesterday, i happily spent today snowed in and divided my time between being snuggled up with my little bean and baking up a cookie storm of my own. 

i realize it has been a good long while since i shared a sweet recipe on cupcakes and kale, so it's due time.  these cookies are a breeze too tasty to pass up.  for today they are solstice moons, baked especially for a winter solstice meditation being held at my yoga studio.  i was unable to attend the meditation myself (i'm not sure woodrow would have played along with an hours silence), but i'm certainly considering my own intentions for this new cycle and year that's upon us.

solstice moons
makes 4 dozen
1/2 cup earth balance
1 cup organic cane sugar
1 tsp vanilla
4 tbsp almond milk
1 cup pastry flour
1 cup spelt flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp sea salt

chocolate glaze
1/2 cup vegan chocolate chips
2 tsp coconut oil

cream together the earth balance and sugar, and then work in the vanilla and milk.  in another bowl sift together the remaining ingredients and then add to the earth balance, mixing well.  form the dough into a ball and chill at least 30 minutes.  roll out the dough on a lightly floured surface to be 1/4'' to 1/8'' thick and cut out shapes, moons or otherwise.  transfer cookie cut outs to a parchment lined baking sheet and bake for 8-10 minutes at 375f.  remove and allow to cool fully.

prepare the glaze by melting the chocolate and coconut oil together either in a double boiler or in the microwave.  holding the cookies lightly by their edges, dip them one at a time into the glaze.  allow any excess chocolate to drip off before laying them back down on parchment.  optionally, before the chocolate fully sets, sprinkle with a touch of cane sugar.

may this shift bring you all a little more light (both daylight and beyond), love & peace.

happy solstice friends.



  1. happy solstice! that's my preferred winter holiday, as well ;) these cookies look fabulous and i'm already thinking of ways to deglutenize them ;)

  2. Going to attempt a gluten free version as well!