Vegan Christmas Cookie Recipe

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One tradition that I can’t go a year without? Christmas cookies. I’ve mentioned on here before that my mom’s side of the family goes all out for Christmas cookies: her, my aunt, and my grandma spend almost a full week in December and make all different kinds of Italian Christmas cookies (about 70 different kinds and thousands of cookies total)… It’s kind of a big deal! Neighbors, coworkers, and family members look forward to receiving huge cookie trays all year long.

Since they’re not all vegan recipes, I can’t eat a lot of the cookies they make, but I have found a lot of vegan versions that they have started to incorporate during their week-long baking fest. One of my personal favorite kinds of Christmas cookies are frosted cutout sugar cookies, so my mom and I have created the perfect vegan option. It is so delicious — honestly better than any non-vegan version I’ve had. So, without further ado, here is my favorite vegan christmas cookie recipe…

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{find my cute little copper cookie cutters here}

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For the cookies:

01. 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
02.
1 cup Earth Balance, softened
03.
1/4 cup vanilla almond milk (or soy or coconut milk, whatever you prefer)
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1 teaspoon vanilla extract
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1/2 teaspoon almond extract
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2 1/2 cups flour
07. 2 tablespoons cornstarch
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1 teaspoon baking soda
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1 teaspoon cream of tartar

For the icing:

01. 4 cups powdered sugar
02. 4 tablespoons vanilla almond milk
03. 1/2 teaspoon vanilla

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01. In a large bowl, beat powdered sugar, Earth Balance, almond milk, and vanilla and almond extracts with electric mixer on medium speed to combine. 
02.
Stir in flour, cornstarch, baking soda, and cream of tartar until evenly blended, then wrap dough in plastic wrap and refrigerate for about 2 hours.
03. Heat oven to 375 degrees F and lightly grease cookie sheet. 
04.
Divide dough in half and roll each half into 1/4 inch thick sheets on a floured surface. Cut with cookie cutters and place cutouts about 2 inches apart on cookie sheet.
05. 
Bake for 7–8 minutes or until edges are light brown. Remove from cookie sheet and transfer cutouts to a cooling rack.
06. In a large mixing bowl, whisk icing ingredients until smooth and evenly combined. If icing is too thick, you can add in an additional teaspoon of almond milk. Frost cookies and add sprinkles as desired. Enjoy!

 

What is your favorite holiday cookie recipe?

xoxo


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04. White Chocolate Peppermint Mocha

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