Lifestyle Recipe: Vegan Sugar Cookies

 

Instead of buying this holiday season, think about baking! It’s a great way to spend time with friends & family, while doing something great for the environment. If you can buy your ingredients local, all the better! You’ll be saving our Earth from the environmental impacts associated with transportation, while also supporting your neighbour. Also think about finding your ingredients in a no-waste grocer, in order to prevent excess packaging from ending up in our landfills (mason jars are a fantastic method for storing these ingredients).

To kick off our recipes, we’re starting with a classic & festive treat: vegan sugar cookies! If you try this recipe out, be sure to also let us know what you think.

 

Recipe
1/2 cup softened vegan butter (we used Earth Balance)
3/4 cup white sugar (use organic cane sugar for bonus points!)
1/2 cup brown sugar
egg replacer (equal to 1 egg; you can also use 1/4 cup of pumpkin purée)
1 tbsp pure vanilla extract
1 3/4 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
1/2 tbsp cornstarch
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1-2 tsp non-dairy milk (we used almond)

 

Steps

1. Mix wet ingredients together & then dry ingredients together. Combine, but be careful not to over-mix.

2. Freeze dough for 15 minutes.

3. Preheat your oven to 350º.

4. Roll 1 tbsp of dough into balls, or roll out on top of a floured surface to cut out shapes. If you’re cutting out shapes, be sure to freeze them for 10 minutes before placing them in the oven in order to retain their shape.

5. Place on pan 2 inches apart. If you’ve rolled balls, flatten them slightly before baking.

6. If desired, add sprinkles, then bake for 8-10 minutes (shapes) or 10-12 minutes (balls).

7. Remove from oven to let cool. Transfer cookies onto a plate after a couple of minutes.

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