Saunf Cookies (Fennel Seeds Cookies)

These Saunf (fennel seeds) Cookies are great with a cup of tea or just because you have the late night munchies. Similar to the Greek ‘kourabiedes’ these vegan cookies melt in your mouth @sarchakra

PREP TIME: 10 mins

COOK TIME: 12 mins

YIELDS. Makes 15


  • All purpose flour 2 cups
  • Packed brown sugar ⅔ cup
  • Salt a pinch
  • Fennel seeds 1 tbsp, crushed
  • Almond milk 4 tbsp
  • Olive oil ½ cup
  • Lemon zest 1 tsp, grated
  • Vanilla extract 1 tsp
  • Lemon extract 1 tsp
  • Confectioners sugar to dust


  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a baking tray with parchment paper.
  • Crush the fennel seeds in a mortar and pestle to release the flavor.
  • In a bowl add all purpose flour, fennel seeds, salt and sugar. Mix.
  • Add olive oil, lemon zest, lemon extract, vanilla extract and almond milk. Knead to a smooth dough.
  • Roll the dough on the kitchen worktop. Cut into circles using a cookie cutter.
  • Place cookies on a baking tray 2 inches apart.
  • Bake for 12 mins.
  • While the cookies are still warm, roll them in the confectioners sugar.
  • Cool on a baking rack. Store in an airtight container.

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Saunf Cookies (Fennel Seeds Cookies)

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