I try to eat pretty well during the year but all my rules concerning minimal sugar and margarine go out the door during the holidays. Being 1/2 French Canadian, food was a big part of Christmas when I was growing up. Because I’m vegan these days, I think it’s really important to not feel left-out during the holidays, so I like making a few things for myself. I also enjoy sharing cruelty-free versions of traditional holiday treats with my non-vegan friends and family.
I haven’t made sugar cookies in years but thought that they would be fun and festive for the guests that would be staying with us or stopping by over the holidays. The first result for “vegan sugar cookies” in Google brought me to John&Kristie’s Perfect Vegan Sugar Cookies – and I didn’t bother looking at any other recipes. Those gorgeous colorful Fall leaves cookies convinced me to make Christmas ones of my own!
I found that I had to add quite a bit of flour to my counter top to get these to roll-out properly and not stick. But maybe part of the issue was that I was using an empty wine bottle as a rolling pin – hah! The Ex-Pat kitchen is a creative one! 😉
These cookies are really delicious and because the icing is dipped on, it’s actually pretty thin so there isn’t any “death-by-icing” happening. This is a great basic vegan sugar cookie that would work for many different occasions. Check out John&Kristie’s Halloween Sugar Cookies that they made with the same recipe. So cute!