Just pulled up this recipe to make 4 dozen Valentines Day cookies and realized it wasn't complete! Must have been one of THOSE days!! Let me try this again, and I'll share all of the steps this time:-)
EASY! and tastes delicious!!
Best of all, it's egg-free, milk-free and nut-free. It could be made soy-free with the right margarine~
Easy Holiday Cookie Dough
1 C softened margarine (Earth Balance)
1 C sugar
1 egg (*1/4 C flax seed replacement)
1 1/2 t vanilla
3 C flour
1/2 t baking soda
1/2 t salt
Mix well the margarine, sugar, egg substitute and vanilla. In a separate bowl, combine the flour, baking soda and salt. Add the two mixes together. Form into a ball. If it's too sticky, add flour, as needed. If it's a bit too dry, add a tablespoon or two of water; just enough to make the mix stick together a bit better.
Refrigerate for a few hours and you're ready to finish up your cookie making.
Place the slightly crumbly dough on a floured surface. Try to handle it as little as possible.. just enough so that your skin warmth helps to form a ball. I then lay a piece of parchment paper over the dough and roll it out to about 1/4 inch thickness.
Bake at 375 degrees for 8 to 10 minutes.
This recipe can make 4 dozen smaller sized cookies.
*1 T ground flaxseed meal + 3 T hot water or other liquid (I boil then use). Let it sit for 5 minutes till it forms a gel and is gooey.
*If using whole flaxseeds, ratio suggested is 1 T whole flaxseeds/4 T water (or other liquid). Process seeds in a blender to a fine meal. Add liquid and blend well.
These measurements equal one egg. Double/triple recipe and save in fridge for up to a week. 1/4 C of mixture = 1 egg. Best in cookies, bars. Adds an additional mild flavoring to baked goods. Store in refrigerator for up to two weeks.
Tonight was not a homemade icing night, but a store bought one. My pantry is always equipped with a container or two of my favorite egg-free, nut-free, milk- free store bought icing, Pillsbury. With a dash of Wilton red icing, these holiday cookies were ready to go.
Want to add some sprinkles? My current favorite brand of nut free milk-free, egg-free, sprinkles is Festival Sprinkles. The packaging also states they are gluten-free.
Hope this comes in handy over the next few months~