Vegan Honey Jumbles

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I have very fond memories of these soft, ginger and spice full sweet treats.

I’ve never heard of these soft little cookies, until now, husbands lovely neighbour, Barbara gave us some traditionally as a Christmas gift.

And 20 years later, Barb still sends the family down a jar of honey jumbles, even though we’re miles apart ❤.

One Bite & I was Hooked

I remember thinking, what a odd biscuit, as they were thick and soft, more like a nugget. And they had a beautiful, glistering, smooth, pink and white icing over it.

Then I had one bite and I was hooked 😍😍😍.

Soft but not like a cake. Full of ginger and spices.

The aroma of the cookie fills your senses with fall and festive delight before you’ve even tasted them. 

And the taste 🤤, pure delight.

Sadly, since going vegan over a year ago, I have had to watch my kids with yearning , as they enjoy and devour every morsel of these delightful Christmas gifts from Barb.

So I decided to make a vegan version and give it a little healthier twist to it.

Took me a few attempts to get the flavours and texture right before I created this delicious vegan honey jumble, sweetened with dates and molasses syrup.

Healthy Medjool Dates & Molasses

Using dates and molasses, these vegan honey jumbles are just as sweet while containing less than half the amount of sugar compared to your normal honey jumbles.

As well as less sugar, because whole dates are added, you also get the added benefits of fiber, disease fighting antioxidants, and essential vitamins and minerals found in dates.

And lets not forget Molasses goodness. Unlike its other syrup friends in the sweetener group, molasses contains vital vitamins and minerals such as iron, calcium & magnesium.

Did you know roughly 5 tablespoon of molasses contains 50% of your recommend daily requirement of calcium, 95% of iron and 38% of magnesium 😱

Sweeten With Medjool Dates & Molasses & They’re Vegan🙌 

And It’s All Vegan 🙌

Yes, you heard me right. That’s no honey or egg white used to make these cookies with there glistening royal icing!

And with tis being the season for cookies, the healthier and less sugar we have in our cookies, means the more we can eat, am I right or am I right…🤣🤣🤣

Tips 

If cookie dough is warm and too soft to work with, put dough in the fridge to harden for a bit.

Vegan honey jumble cookie dough can be frozen for up to 6 months.

You can either shape dough into individual logs prior to freezing.

Frozen logs do not require thawing before baking, just add a a couple of more minutes to the cooking time.

Simply line the shaped cookies on a baking sheet and put them in the freezer. Once firm, you can remove and put them in a airtight container or bag for re freezing. This will stop them from sticking together and helps with storage space.

If you are freezing the cookie dough as a whole, thaw at room temperature to a workable dough.

Honey Jumble is traditionally covered in pink or white icing but you are welcome to add your own festive colours to these delectable goodies.

When storing these vegan honey jumble, I recommend laying them flat with a layer of baking sheet on top before putting the second layer of cookies on top. This will keep the icing smooth and shiny as well as preventing the honey jumbles from sticking to each other.

I also recommend storing them in the fridge to avoid the icing melting during the warmer months.

These healthy vegan honey jumble is best enjoyed at room temperature, so if storing in fridge, let them come to room temperature before enjoying, that’s if you can wait…

Tricks

If you can’t find corn syrup or don’t want to make a trip down to the shops just for 5 tsp of the stuff, you can make a sugar syrup substitute.

Dissolve 1 cup of caster sugar with 1/4 cup of water. This will give you your sugar syrup, and use 4-5 tsp as replacement for corn syrup😉. 

Do give these healthy vegan honey jumble a try and #winkyfarm, I’d love to see your fabulous work!

Have a good one!

Di x

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Vegan Honey Jumbles

The aroma of these vegan honey jumbles, fills your senses with fall and festive delight before you’ve even tasted them. And the taste 🤤, pure delight.

Course cookies, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine Traditional, Vegan
Keyword Baked Goods, Cookies, Egg Free, Healthy, Vegan, Vegeterian
Prep Time 40 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 20
Calories 140 kcal

Ingredients

Vegan Honey Jumble Cookie Dough

  • 100 grams vegan butter roughly chopped
  • 1/2 cup pitted medjool dates 150 grams
  • 1/4 tsp bi carb soda sifted
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 1 1/2 cup plain flour sifted
  • 1 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/2 tsp all spice
  • 1/4 tsp ground clove
  • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 3 tbsp soy milk

Vegan Royal Icing

  • 2 cups icing sugar powdered sugar
  • 4-5 tsp corn syrup also known as glucose syrup
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1-2 tbsp water

Instructions

Vegan Honey Jumble Cookie Dough

  1. In a medium sized saucepan, cook  butter, chopped dates, molasses and bio carb on medium heat, till dates are soft and mixture is slightly smooth.

  2. Take mixture off heat and set aside to cool.

  3. Pre heat oven to 170C or 338F.

  4. Place all remainder vegan honey jumble cookie dough ingredients into a food process and pulse 2-3 times to combine.

  5. Then pour in the date mixture and blitz until a dough forms.

  6. Remove dough from food processor and roll dough into a thick log and divide dough into 30g pieces.

  7. Roll each 30g pieces into individual logs and place onto a lined baking tray.

  8. Repeat with remaining dough. This recipe should make 20 30g cookies.

  9. Using your index finger or the back of wooden spoon, flatten the top of the cookie dough to about 5 – 10mm thick.

  10. Bake cookies in a preheated oven for 10 min or until golden brown.

  11. Remove from heat and let cookies cook completely before icing.

Vegan Royal Icing

  1. Combine all  vegan royal icing ingredients in a medium size bowl and whisk all ingredients till smooth.

  2. Divide icing mixture into half and put a small drop of red or pink food colouring into one of the icing mixture.

    You want to achieve a pastel pink colour, so don’t put too much!

  3. Place cooled vegan honey jumble on a wire rack and using a large spoon, scoop the icing and gently pour the icing mixture over the cooled cookies.

  4. Cover 10 of the vegan honey jumble with pink icing and the other 10 with white icing.

  5. Let icing dry completely before transferring them to a air tight container.

Recipe Notes

 

If cookie dough is warm and too soft to work with, put dough in the fridge to harden for a bit.

 

If you can’t find corn syrup or don’t want to make a trip down to the shops, you can make a sugar syrup substitute.

 

Dissolve 1 cup of caster sugar with 1/4 cup of water. This will give you your sugar syrup, and use 4-5 tsp as replacement for corn syrup 😉.

 

If icing is too thick add more water, too runny, more icing. Icing should be smooth and dripping of a spoon and not runny.

 

Vegan honey jumble cookie dough can be frozen for up to 6 months.

 

You can either shape dough into individual logs prior to freezing. Frozen logs do not require thawing before baking, just add a few extra minute to cooking time.

 

Simply line the shaped cookies on a baking sheet and put them in the freezer. Once firm, you can remove and put them in a airtight container or bag for re freezing. This will stop them from sticking together and helps with storage space.

 

If you are freezing the cookie dough as a whole, thaw at room temperature to a workable dough.

 

Honey Jumble is traditionally covered in pink or white icing but you are welcome to add your own festive colour to these delectable goodies.

 

When storing these vegan honey jumble, I recommend laying them flat with a layer of baking sheet on top before putting the second layer of cookies on top. This will keep the icing smooth and shiny as well as preventing the honey jumbles from sticking to each other.

 

I also recommend storing them in the fridge to avoid the icing melting during the warmer months.

 

These healthy vegan honey jumble is best enjoyed at room temperature, so if storing in fridge, let it come to room temperature before enjoying, that’s if you can wait…

 

*Nutrition information is approximate and is meant as a guide only*

 

Nutrition Facts
Vegan Honey Jumbles
Amount Per Serving (30 g)
Calories 140 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Fat 3g5%
Sodium 52mg2%
Potassium 102mg3%
Carbohydrates 26g9%
Sugar 18g20%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 205IU4%
Vitamin C 0.2mg0%
Calcium 15mg2%
Iron 0.7mg4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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