Travelling, either by car, train or plain can be quite stressful without any prepared snacks. You can’t always rely on supermarkets, stores or cafes for food so it’s better to always be ready for different situations. Most articles would recommend sandwiches, sliced fruit, crackers and pasta salads as travel meals. But what about something delicious and comforting like homemade cookies? They are easily made in batches and then transferred in air-tight containers for a couple of days. So what are you waiting for? Try out these three cookie recipes and find out your favorite.
Vegan treats have been on the rise of popularity in bakeries and cafes. But the process of making them at home has also become easier with all the different vegan versions of baking products available everywhere. So these coconut cookies are a breeze to bake right now. Their rich tropical flavor and soft inside will please everyone. And they can be stored away for quite a long time.
Cream together vegan butter and sugar, then add vanilla and the secret ingredient – coconut extract. It may be harder to find in some places but it is worth the hassle. Then mix the dry ingredients, add butter and any plant-based milk. Bake until firm on the edges but soft and chewy in the middle. These cookies are best served with tea or coffee but also delightful on their own.
Simple foods are what we sometimes need most in life. Pasta with marinara sauce will probably give you more comfort than a restaurant dish and there’s a reason for it. In stressful times we tend to crave childhood meals that remind us of simpler times when we had little to worry about. And what were pretty much everyone’s favorite cookies as a child? Right you are, chip cookies. Whether they are soft and still warm from the oven or dry and crumbly paired with milk – they’re the epitome of childhood. These cozy cookies never disappoint.
In a large bowl, mix melted butter and two types of sugar. Then add eggs, vanilla, dry ingredients and fold in the chocolate chips, milk, dark or even white. Bake the cookies for 10 minutes and enjoy with your favorite drink. Just make sure not to eat them all in one go!
When you are on a diet and trying to lose weight, the advice is often to cut out all the sugar and other unhealthy stuff. But this approach can easily lead to binges and deep cravings because sugar withdrawal is a real thing. But why even go to such extremes when you can simply have healthier homemade desserts in the first place? Take these apple cookies as a great example of diet sweets. They are made of oats, butter (which you can substitute for a healthier vegan option), spices and apples that are all delicious comforting fall flavors. Use old fashioned or rolled oats for the best texture. And reduce the sugar content if your apples are already sweet enough.
The cooking process is as simple as for a regular oatmeal cookie. In a large bowl, mix together flour, spices and baking soda. Beat butter and sugar with an electric mixer until completely smooth and add one egg. Slowly add in the flour mixture and then mix in the oats and chopped apples. Refrigerate for at least half an hour or the dough will be too sticky and soft to handle properly. Afterwards scoop it out on a baking tray and bake for 12 minutes. Let them cool down completely and enjoy with a nice cup of tea. These cookies are especially great for traveling during the fall because of their spicy aroma and delicate apple flavor.