HOLIDAY SUGAR COOKIES

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MAKES About 2 DOZEN 3-INCH COOKIES

This #MeatlessMonday were taking you to sugar town! Sugar cookies that is.

Just in time for Christmas, we’re showing you how to whip up expert level vegan sugar cookies for you and yours to enjoy.

And in case you did’t know, its not that easy to find vegan sprinkles or food dies to make those sugar cookies pop! That’s why we’re providing you with our picks for the best ones, and while we’re at it we’re throwing in some cookie cutters to make sure your batch stands out.

Get bakin’!

In a holiday rush + live in NYC? We got you covered! Drop into by CHLOE. to pick up some freshly baked and frosted holiday sugar cookies (pictured above)!

COOKIES

2½ cups all-purpose flour

1 cup organic sugar, plus extra for sprinkling

½ tsp baking soda

1 cup vegan margarine

3 to 4 Tbsp water

1 tsp pure vanilla extract

1 cup icing

ICING

1/3 cup vegan margarine, melted

3 cups powdered sugar

2 to 4 Tbsp water

vegan food dye, optional

Decorating

vegan sprinkles

PREP

Preheat oven to 350°.

Line 2 or 3 large baking sheets with parchment paper or Silpat.

COOKIES

In a food processor, combine all-purpose flour, organic sugar, and baking soda. Add vegan margarine, water, and pure vanilla extract. Pulse until soft and doughy. If needed, add 1 more tablespoon water.

Working with half the dough at a time, on a lightly floured surface, roll the dough out until it is ¼ inch thick.

Using a 3-inch cookie cutter*, cut out as many shapes as you can. You can combine any remaining scraps to roll and cut more cookies.

If the dough gets too soft to work with, refrigerate it for 10 to 15 minutes.

Place the shapes on the prepared baking sheets about ½ inch apart and sprinkle with organic sugar.

Bake for 10 to 12 minutes until lightly golden around the edges. Let cool on the pan.

ICING

In a medium bowl, whisk vegan margarine and powdered sugar.

Add water, 1 tablespoon at a time, until it reaches a smooth consistency.

Whisk in a few drops of vegan food dye, if desired.

NOTES + SERVING TIPS

When cookies have cooled completely, decorate with Icing, vegan sprinkles and serve.

*Check out our fav cookie cutters:

1. Mini Holiday Cookie Cutters, Set of 12 ($5.29)

2. Wilton Holiday Cookie Cutters, Set of 18 ($13.09)

3. William-Sonoma Holiday Cookie Cutters, Set of 10 ($15.16)