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  • Vegan Recipe | Coconut + Mango Froyo Cookie Sandwiches

    by The Vegan Cookie Fairy on February 24, 2014

    CoconutandMangoFroyoCookieSandwiches_title copy Hello Vegan Housewives readers! I’m delighted to write my very first blog for VH. It had to be something super sweet and indulgent, so I brought forth vegan ice cream sandwiches.

    I may be nicknamed the Vegan Cookie Fairy but I know sugar is bad for me. Over the last few weeks I have been working to reduce my sugar consumption drastically, replacing processed sweeteners with natural alternatives such as stevia, xylitol, dates, agave nectar and my latest discovery: coconut palm sugar.

    IMG_0989 copy People have been quick to label coconut palm sugar as ‘low-carb’ and claim it has a low GI index, but there is insufficient research to back this up. It is far less processed than white or brown sugar, though, and even more interestingly it has a unique butterscotch flavour I find irresistible. Coconut palm sugar is pricy compared to other sweeteners, so I use sparingly.

    I used plain soya yogurt for the ‘ice cream’—like the palm sugar, it’s just a bit healthier and adds tang to complement the sweetness of the mango. In the heart of winter, this is one fabulously exotic treat.

    IMG_0987 copy Coconut and Mango Froyo Sandwiches

    Makes 8 ice cream sandwiches
    Prep time: 20 mins prep
    Baking time: 10-13 mins

    For the cookies:

    Makes 16

    Pre-heat the oven to 400ºC (200ºC). Line a baking sheet (tray) with baking parchment.

    Combine the dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl. In a separate, smaller bowl, combine the vanilla paste and melted coconut oil.

    Fold the coconut oil into the dry ingredients, operating quite quickly because as soon as the coconut oil comes in contact with the cooler ingredients, it will begin to solidify. Mix with your hands to obtain an even dough.

    Roll walnut-sized balls in the palm of your hands. Place each one onto the lined baking tray (sheet) and flatten. Repeat this process until the dough is exhausted.

    Bake for 10-13 minutes, or until the edges are golden and crisp.

    Cool on a wire rack. The cookies will only be firm if you let them cool completely before handling, so do not be tempted to eat one straight out of the oven—it will crumble in your hand!

    For the Mango Ice Froyo

    • 1 heaped cup (140g) frozen mango chunks
    • 1 tsp palm sugar
    • 1/2 cup (125ml) plain soy yogurt

    Blend half of the mango chunks, the palm sugar and yogurt in a food processor or high-speed blender until silky smooth. Add the rest of the mango chunks and blend again.

    This mixture should now be quite smooth and reasonably firm. Spread onto half of the cookies and sandwich the remaining cookies on top. If you find the froyo is not quite solid enough, freeze the froyo for half an hour before spreading onto the cookies.

    Either enjoy the cookies straight away or keep them in the freezer. If the latter, remember to defrost them for at least half an hour to an hour before enjoying.

    Love & cookies,

    Clem

    About The Vegan Cookie Fairy

    Clémence Moulaert (Clem) is the vegan baker and cook behind The Vegan Cookie Fairy. She became a vegan in March 2011, and soon after began experimenting with vegan baking to satisfy her sweet tooth. She tested her recipes on her friends, who started calling her the vegan cookie fairy—and so the blog was born. It reunites Clem’s greatest passions—food and writing. Clem is currently studying a postgraduate degree in Stirling, Scotland, where she lives with her cat and faithful companion of 9 years, Mali.

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    rika@vm February 25, 2014 at 11:21 am

    What a cute blog! The Mango Ice Froyo sounds so lovely with these coconut cookies! A perfect upcoming snack for the warm days!

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    Ceara @ Ceara's Kitchen February 25, 2014 at 4:43 pm

    So glad I stopped by – I love how original and unique these cookies are – I can’t wait to try the mango froyo!!!

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