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eggless dairy free thumbprint cookies with candy from katjes

Eggless Thumbprint Cookies with Candy

These Eggless Thumbprint Cookies are a wonderful treat for your next big celebration! They are decorative, and guaranteed show-stoppers at any party. Instead of the typical jam filling, they excite with a gummy candy filling.
5 from 8 votes
Prep Time 25 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Resting Time 40 mins
Total Time 1 hr 20 mins
Course Dessert, Sweets
Cuisine Dairy-Free, Egg-Free, Vegan
Servings 20 cookies

Equipment

  • mixing bowl, electric mixer with dough hook attachment,

Ingredients
  

  • 250 g all-purpose flour (8.8 oz)
  • 125 g organic powdered sugar (4.4 oz)
  • A pinch of salt
  • 1 package of vanilla sugar (8g), or 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 stick of vegan butter, cold (115g / 4 oz)
  • 3 tablespoon aquafaba (brine from a can of chickpeas) (45 ml)
  • 2 drops of lemon extract
  • 2 teaspoon of zest from a freshly grated organic lemon
  • 1 package of Katjes gummy candy "Love & Stars"

Instructions
 

  • Sieve the flour and powdered sugar into a mixing bowl Then add butter in pieces, aquafaba, salt, lemon extract, and zest.
  • With your electric mixer and the dough hook attachment knead the ingredients together until a crumbly cookie dough forms (it should take around 1 minute). If it’s too dry add a little bit more aquafaba. With your hands roll into a ball. Wrap the cookie dough ball in some plastic wrap or parchment paper, and place it in the refrigerator for 40 minutes.
  • After resting, form the dough into balls weighing approx. 25g (0.88 oz) and place them on a baking tray lined with parchment paper, leaving enough space between them. At the same time, preheat the oven to 170°C / 340°F. With your fingers press an indentation about the thickness of your thumb into each of the balls. A gummy is supposed to fit comfortably inside after pre-baking.
  • Pre-bake the blank cookie in the oven for about 4 minutes. Remove and place a gummy in each cookie well, and gently push it into the dough. Be careful not to burn yourself, the cookies are hot. Finish baking for about 10-12 more minutes. Let the finished cookies cool completely until ready to eat.
Keyword candy thumbprint cookies, eggless thumbprint cookies, Vegan