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February 12, 2015

Vegan, whole wheat and refined sugar free butter cookies

Veganske fuldkornscookies uden raffineret sukker

Vegan, whole wheat and refined sugar free butter cookies

 Yay! Yet another oxymoron (remember my egg-free scrambled eggs?). I don’t know why but I really like oxymora. One of my favourite scenes of all time (movie or book) is one in Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer, where the protagonist Oskar and his father have an “oxymoron war”. They just fire oxymora at each other until one of them can’t come up with any more. It’s seriously entertaining.


Yay! Endnu en oxymoron (sidst var det æggekage uden æg). Jeg kan ikke helt forklare hvorfor, men jeg er helt vild med oxymoroner. En af mine favoritscener (både film og bog) er den i Ekstremt højt og utroligt tæt på af Jonathan Safran Foer, hvor fortælleren, Oskar, og han far har en oxymoron-krig. De skyder bare oxymoroner efter hinanden indtil en af dem er løber tør. Det er virkelig underholdende.

Vegan, whole wheat and refined sugar free butter cookies

I have this strange love for a lot linguistic phenomena. Oxymora, puns, anagrams, idioms… They make me so happy. And they are the main reason I hate not having English as my mother tongue. Because despite the fact that I understand most of them, I can’t make them up myself. My brain doesn’t work the way it does in Danish.

Did you follow the anagram-fight, which broke out when J. K. Rowling shared her very weird tweet last autumn? I was so frustrated – I understood everything people said, I just couldn’t really participate myself.

And when it comes to puns… I recently read the amazing book The Beginning of Everything by Robin Schneider. The protagonist and main character is a genius at puns and I really really loved that about him. But then it hit me: I can’t do it. Gosh, That is so frustrating!


Jeg har den her uforklarlige forkærlighed for mange sproglige fænomener. Oxymoroner, ordspil, anagrammer, idiomer… De gør mig virkelig glad. Og de er hovedgrunden til at jeg hader ikke at have engelsk som modersmål. For nok forstår jeg langt de fleste, men jeg kan simpelthen ikke lave dem selv på engelsk.

Fulgte du med i den anagram-kamp, der brød ud i efteråret, da J. K. Rowling delte en højest mærkværdig tweet? Jeg var så frustreret, for nok kunne jeg følge med, men jeg kunne ikke deltage.

Og når det kommer til ordspil… Jeg læste for nylig The Beginning of Everything af Robyn Schneider. Fortælleren er virkelig god til ordspil, og det elskede jeg virkelig ved ham, men så slog det mig: du kan ikke selv lave dem. Øv!

Vegan, whole wheat and refined sugar free butter cookies

Vegan, whole wheat and refined sugar free butter cookies

Anyway, I can make oxymora (they are the easiest ones after all), so let’s get back to The Oxymoron of this post: Butter Free Danish Butter Cookies. A reader asked me for a recipe on vegan butter cookies not too long ago and I really liked the idea. So I created these yesterday, and I am very fond of the result – I hope you like them.


Jeg kan dog lave oxymoroner (som indrømmet er de letteste af dem), så lad os vende tilbage til Oxymoronet i denne post: Smørbagte småkager uden smør. En læser foreslog mig at lave veganske danske smørsmåkager for ikke så længe siden, og jeg syntes ideen var super. Så jeg lavede disse i går – håber de smager.

Butter Free Danish Butter Cookies, vegan

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 8 minutes

Yield: 1 baking sheet full

Vegan, whole wheat and refined sugar free butter cookies


  • 1/3 cup (80mL). coconut oil, softened
  • ¼ cup (60mL) agave nectar
  • 3 tbsp. coconut milk
  • ½ vanilla pod (or 1 tsp. vanilla extract)
  • 1 cup (240mL) whole meal flour*
  • ½ tsp. baking soda


  1. Preheat oven to 200°C/ 390°F
  2. Beat together coconut oil and agave nectar in a medium bowl using an electric mixer (or a stand mixer). Add on the coconut milk.
  3. Scrape out the vanilla beans from the pod and add them to the batter (or just add one tsp. vanilla extract).
  4. In a small bowl whisk together flour and baking soda. Stir it into the batter.
  5. Pour the batter into a piping bag and pipe out small stars (or just roll out small circles).
  6. Bake in on the middle rack for approx. 8 minutes (or until golden brown).
  7. Cool down and store in an airtight container.


*The wholewheat flour gives the cookies a slightly nutty taste. Sub with all pupose flour if you don't want this.


12 responses to “Butter Free Danish Butter Cookies, vegan”

  1. I love Danish butter cookies – baked many batches over Christmas to celebrate and they went down a treat! Love the fact these are a little bit healthier! :D

  2. Danish butter cookies!! I remember we always had a box of them at home, who knows if they were actually authentic :D
    But I loved them and haven’t had any for ages. This recipe also seems easy enough for me (I’m really bad in baking), I surely have to try them out! This made me now so happy :)

    Btw I perfectly see your point about the language. Same with me. I often have the feeling I just can’t be that funny, smart, clever, etc. in english as in hungarian. Since I live in Germany it’s getting even worse, I am just so boring in german :D I hate it!!!

  3. I’ve never heard the word oxymora before but it sounds funny! :) These cookies look so delicious and you could probably eat them for breakfast without feeling too bad ;)

  4. Oxymora are my favorite!! And anything with a play on words. They make me happy. :) I really loved reading this post – and don’t worry; English is my only language and I’m not even good at making puns!

    I love the look of these. Butter cookies are always a favorite at Christmas time and I’m sure yours are even better since they’re made by a true Dane!

  5. Man Josefine – you are BRINGING IT with these photographs! I want to reach through my screen and grab those gorgeous looking butter cookies and shove them all in my face. Beautiful girl! Pinned

  6. I love these cute little cookies Josefine, and I love that they are “butter-free butter cookies” – at Christmas I used to always make “Rumless rum balls” and “Gingerless gingerbread” haha! We bake alike ;)

  7. These are some of the pretties cookies I’ve ever seen!

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