Rogers Magazine Service - Womens MagazinesThe holidays are all about family, reunion, celebration, thanks and of course indulgence. Personally, I celebrate the tradition of excessive holiday baking. Making a batch of cookies is a fun way to celebrate the holidays. I will often invite my little cousins over for a banking frenzy. Together we will mass produce delicious cookies with elaborate decorations.

Sugar cookies, are a favorite of mine. They taste great, simple to prep, and fun to decorate.

A calorie friendly holiday treat.

A calorie friendly holiday treat.

Vegan Sugar Cookies

Ingredients:

▪ ¾ whole wheat pastry or all-purpose flour

▪ ¼ tsp. baking powder

▪ ¼ tsp. nutmeg

▪ ¼ tsp. cinnamon

▪ ¼ tsp. salt (just under level)

▪ ¼ tsp. baking soda

▪ ¼ cup sucanat

▪ 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract

▪ 1 and 1/2 tablespoons vanilla soy milk

▪ ¼ cup coconut oil

Preparation:

In a large bowl combine all the dry ingredients and mix well.

In a separate bowl, allow the coconut oil (or vegan butter) to melt. 30 seconds in microwave should do the trick. Slowly stir in the vanilla and the milk.

Fold the wet ingredient mix into the dry mix, and stir continuously. Mix until the cookie dough begins to stick together. Once the dough is in consistency knead it into a large ball. Wrap the dough in wax paper and let chill in the fridge for an hour, (the colder the dough, the softer the cookies).

Preheat the oven to 325 F; Roll out the dough and cut out Christmas shapes with your favorite cookie cutters.

Bake for 10 minutes. Allow the cookies to cool before decorating with sprinkles and icing.