25 Days of Cookies: Day 11

Where did the day go? Better yet, where did the weekend go? I have been a busy little elf hiding behind my sewing machine all weekend long. I will be posting new coasters, mug rugs and pillows in my shop in a bit… but here is Day 11’s cookie for now!

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Simple Vegan Sugar Cookies

Oh what fun it is to make sugar cookies! These are an easy holiday treat to make with kids, and also a blast to make during a quiet afternoon alone.
They’ll remind you of Grandma’s house during a winter visit, or baking cookies in your childhood kitchen on a chilly day.
My Vegan Sugar Cookies are delicate, soft on the inside, yet have a crispy outside. These must be refrigerated for at least a few hours (even overnight) before rolling and cutting into shapes. You can’t help but smile while making these cookies!

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Recipe and Photos are from Aine Carlon

Ingredients:

1 cup organic plain white flour
1/2 cup (vegan) granulated sugar
1/2 cup vegan sunflower spread/soy butter
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp vanilla extract
zest 1 lemon

Method:

Pre-heat the oven to 175 degrees celsius/345 fahrenheit.
Cream the butter and sugar in a large bowl using a spatula or an electric whisk until it is fluffy. Stir in the vanilla extract and thoroughly mix.
In a separate bowl combine the flour, baking powder and zest.
Add the flour to the creamed butter and mix until a soft dough is formed.
Shape into a log and wrap in cling film or foil and refrigerate for an hour or overnight.
Tear off small amounts of dough and shape into balls spacing them well apart on a baking sheet, as they will spread in the oven.
Bake for 15-20minutes depending on your oven. Ease them off using a palate knife – they will be a little soft still but that is fine.
Allow them to cool on a rack for at least an hour before glazing – if you are glazing – otherwise they are as lovely warm as they are cooled.
Store in an airtight container for up to a week.

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