Saturday, December 4, 2010

Holiday Sugar Cookies

I've had a lot of requests for the recipe to my secret vegan sugar cookies over the years. So here it is.
I guess they won't be a secret anymore, but at least this way everyone can enjoy them! I just made these today so I was able to measure out the recipe for you.

In a bowl mix together 2 cups sweetener (likely you'll be using granulated sugar), 1 cup vegan butter,  and the secret ingredient ...1 teaspoon ground cardamon. Once this is light and fluffy and in 1 tablespoon vanilla and 2 egg replacers (I recommend Ener-G because flax does change the flavour).
Then beat in  4 cups of flour, 1 teaspoon baking soda, 1/2 teaspoon salt.
I then turn it out on a floured board and knead out just a bit before chilling it in the fridge for a couple hours. If you can overnight is best. However, if you are making these with kids good luck with that. They won't forget the dough is in the fridge and will be very anxious to continue with making the cookies.

Preheat the oven to 350 while you do the following:
Take the dough out of the fridge to become almost room temperature. Then line two cookie sheets with parchment paper. I don't bake without it!
roll the dough out on a flour dusted surface. I usually roll them out to 1/8" because they do rise and spread a bit.
Then the fun part. Pull out your fun shaped cookie cutters and go at her! Place the cut out dough shapes on the cookie sheets and bake for 10 minutes. The edges should be brown at this point.
Let them cool and then decorate!

When you get a chance let me know how you enjoyed them!

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