Crystallized Ginger. Flaked Coconut.
Y'all. Team. Happy Winter Solstice (+ a day)!
What better way to celebrate than with flakey, out-of-this-world delicious, celestial shortbread cookies!
You can put them on a platter, in your mouth, on top of your Christmas tree, or all of the above, because this recipe makes about two dozen cookies.
Yields roughly two dozen cookies
- 3/4 lbs vegan butter (#worthit)
- 1 C sugar
- 1 Tbs H20
- 1 Tbs turmeric
- 3 1/2 C all-purpose flour
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 C crystallized ginger, minced
- 1/4 C flaked coconut (unsweetened)
- 1/4 C confectioners' sugar
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees fahrenheit.
- Combine sugar and room temperature vegan butter with a wooden spoon or pastry knife. Add tablespoon of water.
- In a separate bowl, sift together turmeric, salt, and flour. Then slowly add the dry mixture to butter and sugar until the dough begins to form a beautiful bright yellow ball.
- Incorporate minced crystallized ginger and flaked coconut.
- Place dough on a well floured surface, shape into a flat disk, wrap in cellophane, and refrigerate for a half hour.
- Roll chilled dough out to 1/4 to 1/3 inch thickness, and cut out joyful cookie shapes. Place on an ungreased baking sheet.
- Please be strategic in your cookie cutter placement in order to use the dough surface area economically.
- Please also eat some dough to make sure it's as delicious as you suspect it is.
- Bake cookies for 20-25 minutes.
- Remove cookies from the oven when the edges start to brown. Let cool completely.
- Dust with confectioners' sugar and serve.
tur·mer·ic | \ˈtərmərik\
noun: an Indian perennial herb of the ginger family with a large aromatic yellow rhizome
Are you already on the turmeric train? If not, allow me to usher you onboard. According to the George Mateljan Foundation...
- Turmeric is a magnificent source of manganese—one serving (two teaspoons) contains seventeen percent of your daily value.
- Iron is also in abundance! One serving offers ten percent daily value!
- Consuming turmeric in a meal can help the body regulate blood fat levels after eating.
- You don't need to eat a lot of turmeric to experience the benefits! As little as 50 milligrams (approximately 1/50th of a teaspoon) each day may be a boon to the body.
Let's do be honest about the fact that this is a cookie recipe. It is zero percent healthy. However, if in the long run turmeric comes to be a staple in your diet—and it all began with star shaped shortbread—I'd say that's net positive. Eat well and lively kindly! Happy holidays etc!