How to make VEGAN Heart of Te Fiti cookies

I was writing my upcoming blogpost about the best Moana party ideas on Pinterest (subscribe to see it when it goes live), and as I was doing so my daughter was just too excited by the pictures of Heart of Te Fiti cookies… So, of course, I had to make some, and we did them vegan style!

What you will need (this will make 20-25 small cookies depending on individual sizes):

  • 250g plain flour
  • 125g Vitalite dairy free margarine (Flora also have a dairy free range)
  • 70g icing sugar
  • 1tsp vanilla essence
  • 1tsp/a splash of soya milk (we used Tesco own brand)
  • A green icing pen


1. Pre-heat the oven to gas mark 4/180 degrees C and place a sheet of greaseproof paper on a baking tray ready

2. Place the flour, margarine and sugar into a bowl and mix it with your hands until it is mixed well and forms a breadcrumb texture

3. Add the vanilla essence and enough soya milk to make the mixture sticky – you can mix this in with a spoon to save your hands getting even messier!

4. Roll a small ball of dough in your hands and flatten it out into a thick oval shape, repeat until there is no mixture left

5. Place the cookies into the oven for 20-30 minutes, checking them periodically until they’re a light golden brown colour

6. Place the cookies on a wire rack to cool

7. Once they have cooled down, grab your green icing pen and decorate them! It’s easier to do the swirl in one smooth motion and enough pressure to make sure the icing sticks to the cookie

8. You can eat them right away, but if you want the icing to set a little then pop them in the fridge for an hour or so first!

Let me know if you’ve tried them! I plan on doing these again for my daughter’s birthday party at the end of the month so would love to know if you’ve found any more Moana inspired party foods!

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17 thoughts on “How to make VEGAN Heart of Te Fiti cookies

  1. Lori |Choosing Wisdom

    Such a fun idea! Great for those little that love Moana! #WanderingWednesday

  2. Sarah Barber

    And anyone who just wants an excuse to eat some cookies! Thanks for stopping by

  3. These look delicious. Love the simple icing. Thanks for joining #blogggerpinparty

  4. Sarah Barber

    Thanks Claire! They were pretty tasty, and obviously if you want to make them non-vegan you just switch up the dairy-free substitutes for normal dairy products!

  5. kateonthinice

    Pretty and I love how vegan food and recipes are shared so often now #FabFridayPost

  6. Sarah Barber

    Thanks Kate! We aren't vegan in our house but we just cut down on dairy – using these dairy substitutes means you can make cookies for anyone and everyone to eat (but you probably wouldn't want to share them anyway!)

  7. Mrs Tubbs

    Yum! Those do look delicious

  8. Sarah Barber

    Thank you! Let us know if you try them!

  9. Sarah Stockley

    These look very cool indeed – perfect for Moana fans. Not tried a vegan recipe before. #FabFridayPost

  10. Sarah Barber

    Give them a go and let me know what you think!

  11. Helena TheQueenofCollage

    I'm not a vegan but these look great #bloggerpinparty

  12. Sarah Barber

    They tasted pretty good too! Thanks for commenting

  13. Ruth Hilbrown

    These look lovely and not too complicated! #bloggerpinparty

  14. Sarah Barber

    Nope! So simple! Thanks for commenting 🙂

  15. Ethan.n.Evelyn

    Oh Wow! These looks delicious and tasty! x

  16. Sarah Barber

    Thanks Su! They were very successful with green food colouring too! x

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