14 Days Til Christmas

11 December 2013

It's kind of hard for me to believe that the year is nearly over. I look back at the days and while I did so much I feel like I can't fully grasp where all the time went. With each passing day I get more into the spirit of Christmas. Between Advent bible studies, decorating at my church, wrapping gifts for sweet children, baking at home and now addressing my Christmas cards I am so excited for Christmas day.


After popping these cookies into the oven I sat down and assembled my Christmas Cards from Tiny Prints. These cards are absolutely lovely and I am excited for my family and friends to receive them. When I was ordering the cards a week or so ago I got the brilliant idea to make a glittery cookie to send out to some of the families that are receiving my cards.


The recipe is vegan and not your typical overly sweet sugar cookie. Though adding colored sugar does sweeten them up a tad more I bet these will be some of the best cookies you've ever had. I made about 3 dozen and there are only about 7 left, honestly I don't really know where the rest went as I only ate one.


Check out the quick and easy recipe below - maybe this will be your Christmas dinner contribution.

Sugar Cookies

INGREDIENTS
3 cups flours
1 cup sugar
1 cup butter, softened*
1 egg*
1 tbsp milk*
3/4 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
Powdered sugar

DIRECTIONS
In a large bowl sift flour, baking powder and salt together.  In your mixer's bowl combine butter, sugar, and beat on medium until light in color. Add egg and milk then continue beating until combined.

With the mixer on low gradually add in the flour mixture. Beat until dough is combined and pulls away from mixing bowl. Separate dough into two equal parts and wrap in parchments paper. Allow dough to chill for 2 hours.

After dough has chilled for 2 hours remove from refrigerator and preheat oven to 375 degrees. Sprinkle powdered sugar onto a clean flat surface or rolling mat. Do the same to your rolling pin.

Roll one section of the dough out to 1/4 inch in thickness. Be sure to periodically check to make sure your dough is not sticking. If so add more powdered sugar to the surface.

After dough is evenly rolled out cut it into your preferred shape. Then place shaped dough onto a greased or parchment lined cookie sheet 1 inch apart. If you are going to add colored sugar to your cookies do this before baking.

Bake for 8-9 minutes. Cookies are done when edges become golden brown.

Allow cookies to cool in pan for 2 minutes because they will be too soft to move. After 2 minutes move cookies to a cooling rack.

When cookies are cool you may decorate them however you'd like.

Eat & Enjoy.

*All ingredients in this recipe are vegan. Butter is earth balance vegan butter, egg is ener g egg replace or a flax egg, milk is almond milk.


Your Turn: What's your favorite holiday cookie? Do you prefer cookies over the cakes or pies?

P.S. If you haven't made your Christmas cards there is still time. Check out Tiny Prints' holiday card collection, which is beautiful and affordable. Tiny Prints also gives you the option to select two day rush shipping to insure that your cards are ready before the holiday.

13 comments:

  1. Apple Pie. With Ice Cream. Oh my gosh. I could eat the whole thing myself. For real. Ps. I like the sound of this recipe... we made gingerbread cookies last night and The Hubs and I couldn't even eat them they were so sweet with the icing the boys painted on!

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  2. I used Tiny Prints this year too! Im just waiting for them to arrive so I get to sending them off! I want to bake with you my friend :) My mom makes a chocolate surprise cookie with a cherry in the middle that it divine!

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  3. Girl! Your cookies look fabulous! Great job!

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  4. Okk so I can give you my address and you can mail me some lol they look so delish.

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  5. Pretty cookies! So hard to pick a favorite, but my grandma makes these "snowballs" that are really good straight out of the freezer. It's just sugar cookie dough with chopped pecans basically, rolled into little balls, and then rolled in powdered sugar after baking. Messy and yummy!

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  6. These look amazing! You are my baking inspiration!

    XOXO
    Chelsea
    http://www.anchorsaweighblog.com/

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  7. I have everything to make these, which is honestly shocking because I am ALWAYS missing one thing. Except it might be hard to stir without a mixer... boo. Still though, I am pinning this because they look delicious.

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  8. My absolute favorites are Finnish pinwheel Christmas tarts!

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  9. Um... Putting on sprinkles before baking the cookies is genius! :-)

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  10. Yum!! I love making cookies, but they never look as good as yours!

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  11. my mouth is watering. i looooove cookies!!! :)

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