Candy Corn Cookies (vegan & paleo!)

It’s no lie when I say that I use cooking as a means to escape.  Boring family discussion in the kitchen?  Oh no, looks like I need to make a pie.  Don’t want to file taxes?  Seems like that gluten-free falafel should be prepared right now.  It’s almost Halloween?  I suppose I should become the Cheshire Cat and make some Vegan & Paleo Halloween Candy Corn Cookies.

Candy-Corn-Cookies

But really, what fun is life if you can’t escape a bit?  And I’m very happy to have done so with you on youtube via Bubble Child for just about a year now.  My more devout followees might remember my last year’s video for Halloween… it was my first one and adorable.  I was pretty, um, more shy on camera, and the close-up is, like, close-up.  Try playing that on a full screen.  Yikes.

Anyways, the cookies weren’t half bad, and I decided to do cookies again this year.  Here’s a delcious and light recipe that’s super fun to make: CANDY CORN COOKIES (gluten-free & vegan)

Bring out your inner kid, dye your cookies with things that are only natural, and avoid all things dairy, gluten, and grain with these bad boys.

Enjoy, and safe haunting, Bubble Children. <3

Candy Corn Cookies (vegan & paleo)

Serves 12-20 cookies (depending upon size)
Prep time 25 minutes
Cook time 10 minutes
Total time 35 minutes
Dietary Corn Free, Dairy Free, Diabetic, Egg Free, Gluten Free, Lactose Free, Nut Free, Soy Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Meal type Dessert, Snack
Misc Child Friendly, Serve Cold
Region American

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup coconut oil
  • 1 cup agave nectar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 cups coconut flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • about 1 1/2-2 cup water (you want it to resemble playdough after having set for 10 minutes)
  • 3/4 teaspoons agar agar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • turmeric and cocoa powder (to color)

Directions

Step 1 Melt coconut oil and mix with vanilla, agave nectar, and sea salt.
Step 2 Set aside and combine flour, agar agar, and baking powder. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit (170 degrees Fahrenheit).
Step 3 Add dry ingredients to wet, and combine until sandy. Add 1 cup water. Mix with hands and see how the texture is. If it's still really sandy, add more water by the 1/2 cup full. Once it seems to resemble playdough, let set for a good 5 minutes, as the coconut flour will expand substantially.
Step 4 Separate dough into 3 piles, the smallest pile being for the tip you'll use for the color, the largest for the color you'll use for the base. Color your base color with either chocolate or turmeric and likewise for the tip. Leave the middle white!
Step 5 Shape into candy corn shapes with your hand or follow the Bubble Child video to see how to do it the fancy way by making rings and cutting it like a pie.
Step 6 Bake for about 10 minutes in the oven, let cool before transferring, as they'll be fragile until the coconut oil and agar agar set.
Step 7 Enjoy!! Happy Halloween. 🙂

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