Marfigs' Munchies

Adventures in vegan eats and feats

Orange + blueberry cookies


I’m a cookie monster. That is, I can slay a packet in seconds flat but creating them is another story altogether. Somehow I have the motivation to make layered cakes, baklava and even chutney from scratch, but cookies are terrifying? Well, quirks and what not. Or laziness. Either way, it’s holiday (is my gloating getting to be a bit much? :D) so I have no excuses. Cookies for everyone!xmascookiessplashxmascookies1bI know most people will wonder what business someone in the southern hemisphere has drinking so much coffee, because I melt after a cup, but it’s worth every sip. Also, an excuse for cookies 😀 We have the fans going on non-stop though, so it’s all good. xmascookies3dThese cookies are nice and dense, so you can eat a few and feel like something actually happened, as opposed to those airy store-bought cookies that just puff in your mouth and melt away. Of course, no judgement if you eat half the batch all at once, especially nice and toasty out the oven. xmascookiesa

Ingredients (makes 20):

  • 1.5 cups flour (I used rye)
  • 1/2 cup sugar of choice
  • 1 TBSP sweet molasses or agave
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp each of cloves, aniseed
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • pinch black pepper
  • pinch salt
  • 3 TBSP aquafaba (bean brine, or replace with a flax or chia egg))
  • 3 TBSP coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup non-dairy milk
  • ¼ cup dried blueberries
  • 3 droppers NuNaturals Liquid Stevia Orange flavour
  • Optional: orange zest


  1. Mix the sugar and the wet ingredients in a small bowl.
  2. Mix dry ingredients in a large bowl, then add in wet and mix with a spoon and then with your hands to form a large ball.
  3. Place in the fridge for 30 minutes to chill.
  4. Preheat the oven to 200C and line a baking tray.
  5. Roll out 1 TBSP-sized batter balls and press down with a fork.
  6. Bake for 11 – 12 minutes: they will come out looking slightly undercooked.
  7. Let the cookies cool for 10 minutes before transferring to a wire rack and cooking completely.
  8. Optional: dip the bottoms or sides in homemade or melted chocolate and optional orange zest.

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Nom nom! At some point I had to donate these to my in-laws since there was way too much holiday food in the house, but of course they are done so quickly in the oven that they’re on my baking plan for the week. They’re soft enough that you can shove some nice-cream or frosting in between and make a cookie sandwich: blueberry, spiced… whatever floats your boat. xmascookies5f xmascookies6gAnd since it’s the new year and we’re starting all fresh and stuff, I thought I’d share my favourites from last year, since I want to explore strange new food worlds this year, so it’s kind of nice to look back, pack it up, and march on forward.Top 9 2015

(L-R per row)

No-bake Neapolitan bars (GF)

BBQ pulled sandwiches (GF)

Chocolate fudge swirl muffins

Handheld carrot “hot dogs” (GF)

PB hummus & jam s’mores (GF)

Veggie brownies (GF)

Spicy hot cross bun hot chocolate (GF)

Peanut butter popcorn squares (GF)

Silky hummus polenta tart (GF)

Keep in mind it’s also Veganuary! If you’re an omni or vegetarian, why not try a splash of veganism for a month?Veganuary-heart

Author: Marfigs

Ahoy, I’m Margaux! History teacher and freelance editor; wench to my Man-thing; volunteer at a cat shelter; and handmaiden to our kitsy cats, Gatsby, Freyja and Atlas. This blog is dedicated to vegan food, occasionally overthrown by pictures of foster kittens and other fluffy creatures. I love sharing ideas and recipes, so don't be shy: stop by and say hi!

7 thoughts on “Orange + blueberry cookies

  1. This flavor combo sounds awesome Margaux! I’ve never used rye flour before…I’ll have to check it out!


    • Thank you Anjali! 😀 The rye flour just has a different flavour quality which isn’t as strong as say buckwheat but is still tastier than normal wheat flour in my opinion 🙂


  2. I made your lovely cookies & I am also a fan of coffee but I am a real vegan café latte person myself! 🙂 These cookies were just stunning & utterly delicious too! xxx


  3. Your cookies look so delicious! I especially love that you used rye flour – I used to use rye flour a lot but it’s slipped off my radar lately, I’ll have to grab some and try out your cookies ❤ Happy New Year Margaux!


    • Thank you Kyra! Rye flour has such a magical taste and quality to it – I also forgot about it until I started cleaning up my pantry (holiday boredom leads to good things :D)


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