Easy Vegan Sugar Cookies

I am so excited to share with you my first christmas recipe! I was so happy with how this recipe came out that I totally forgot to post it on my blog, but I did post it on my instagram: healthienut  I am so happy it is officially christmas season, this part of the year just makes my mood 10x better!!

A picture perfect day is snuggling up in comfy christmas themed pjs, hot cocoa, and a soft fuzzy blanket. Speaking of a perfect holiday day, it snowed for the first time in the cold state of Washington, yes please!! 

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These cookies pair perfectly with a warm cup of hot cocoa, and that picture perfect christmas day!

They have the perfect chewy texture, that everyone is looking for in a perfect sugar cookie. I topped it with a simple frosting recipe! The red frosting is naturally dyed with beet juice, so no need to use food dye that contains who knows what?!

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Easy Vegan Sugar Cookies


By: healthienut   Makes: 12-13 cookies

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Ingredients: 

Cookies

  • 2 1/2 cups unbleached white flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tbsp corn starch
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 cup cane sugar
  • 1/4 cup applesauce
  • 1/2 cup vegan butter (0r 1 stick)
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 3 tbsp almond milk

Frosting

  • Frosting Recipe
  • 1/2 tsp peppermint extract
  • For the red frosting – 1 tsp beet juice (remaining liquid from boiled beets)
  • Crushed candy canes (optional: for sprinkling on top)

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Whisk together flour, baking soda, baking powder, corn starch, & salt in a large mixing bowl.
  3. Cream butter and sugar together with an electric mixer in a medium mixing bowl. Add in apple sauce, vanilla, & almond milk.
  4. Add wet ingredients to dry and mix until it forms a soft dough (you are able to roll it out).
  5. Roll out onto a flat surface (about 1/3 inch thick). Cut into desired shapes. Spread out evenly on a greased baking sheet and bake for 8-10 min. or until golden brown.
  6. Transfer to a cooling rack and let it completely cool before adding frosting. Add frosting and sprinkle with crushed candy canes. Enjoy!

 

 

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