Thursday, December 23, 2010

Sexy Vegan Mama: Kahlua Crinkle Cookies

Chocolate crinkle cookies are a childhood favorite of mine, and I hadn't had them in years so I set out to create a vegan recipe I could make and share with my friends. And, you know, a little booze couldn't hurt in dealing with those childhood memories, right? The result? Kahlua Crinkle Cookies! They have just a touch of coffee flavor, and they're delicious!

Kahlua Crinkle Cookies


1 c. unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 c. evaporated cane juice crystals or vegan sugar (I use Zulka, found in many supermarkets in the baking or Hispanic foods aisle)
1 1/2 c. packed brown sugar
1/2 c. canola or olive oil
2 T. Ener-G egg replacer, prepared with 6 T. warm water
2 t. Kahlua

2 c. unbleached flour
2 t. baking powder
1/2 t. salt

4 T. water

1 c. confectioner’s sugar, set aside


In a large mixing bowl, combine cocoa powder, sugars and oil, mashing out any lumps and ensuring oil is evenly distributed.

Prepare egg substitute with Ener-G and water. Set aside.

Put cocoa mixture in microwave for 30 seconds, stir, microwave for another minute and stir thoroughly. Add egg substitute and Kahlua, then whip with a wire whisk or beater.

In a separate large bowl, combine flour, baking powder and salt, mixing well.

Add cocoa mixture to flour mixture, stirring until well mixed. Add water, a tablespoon at a time, and blend in to moisten dough. Cover dough with plastic wrap or put in a large zipper bag, then chill in refrigerator for four hours.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Use a rounded teaspoon to scoop dough, then roll into balls, about 1 1/4" in diameter. Coat balls completely in confectioner’s sugar , then place on a lightly oiled baking sheet, flattening gently with the heel of your hand.
Great job for little ones
(who may not have had as much Kahlua during the waiting/chilling period as Mom)!

Bake for 10 minutes and allow to cool for five minutes before removing from baking sheet.

Makes about 65 dainty cookies.


  1. OK. not fair, this looks delicious! On a day i have sworn not to go to the grocery store (out of fear of Christmas crazed whack-a-doo's who drive bad & scare me!!) will have to try this for post-Christmas goodness :)


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