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Stella's Vegan Semolina cookies

What you need: 

1 1/2 cups semolina flour
1/2 cup all-purpose flour (I used Arrowhead Mills Organic)
1 cup light brown sugar (I used Florida Crystals brand)
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon allspice or cinnamon
1/2 cup oil (I used canola)
1/4 cup water
1 teaspoon real vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon orange blossom water (optional)
vegan chocolate chips to push into cookies

What you do: 

Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Combine flours, baking powder, salt, and allspice in a bowl and mix well. In a separate bowl, place oil, sugar, water and extracts and mix well. Slowly sift dry mixture into the wet mixture. Do not overmix. Roll quarter size balls out of mixture and place on parchment paper/baking pan. Once lined up properly, you can push a nut or topping of your choice into the cookie ball. I used vegan chocolate chips, but you can be even more authentic to the Moroccan/Algerian traditions and just push a coffee bean into the center of your cookie ball! This also helps to flatten the ball a bit as well as add flavor and eye candy. Bake for 10 minutes at 350 and allow to rest for 5 minutes before putting them on a cool plate.
Source of recipe: I created this recipe!

Preparation Time: 
15 Minutes, Cooking time: 10 minutes
Cooking Time: 
10 minutes
Servings: 
24
Recipe Category: 

SO HOW'D IT GO?

These are very easy to throw together and they taste really good and have nice crispy tops and edges.  I left out the orange blossom water because I didn't have any and I used coffee beans instead of chocolate chips, and baked for 15 mins instead of 10 because my oven sucks.  The only thing I would change is to add more allspice...it was barely noticeable.  Also, I put them too close together on the tray so they kind of melded together, so make sure you leave at least 2-3 inches between them if you want nice round cookies. :)

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