Elana’s Meat-Free Monday: Valentine’s Day Sugar Cookies

These sugar cookies are perfect for Valentine's Day. (VEGAN/VEGETARIAN)
Decorate these sugar cookies with icing and sprinkles for Valentine's Day! Photo Credit: Elana Pisani (VEGAN/VEGETARIAN)

(VEGAN/VEGETARIAN RECIPES) Valentine’s Day is coming, and sugar cookies are the perfect gift for your sweetie. These cookies are fluffy and chewy and you can roll them out to cut heart shapes. Using Earth Balance keeps the buttery flavor of traditional sugar cookies.

The recipe includes an icing for the cookies that you can apply to the top and add sprinkles or even put in-between two cookies to make a cookie sandwich. Bake a batch for your valentine! — Global Animal

These sugar cookies are perfect for Valentine's Day. (VEGAN/VEGETARIAN)
Decorate these sugar cookies with icing and sprinkles for Valentine’s Day! Photo Credit: Elana Pisani (VEGAN/VEGETARIAN)

Valentine’s Day Sugar Cookies
Yield: 12 cookies

1 cup Vegan Sugar
1/8 tsp Salt
3/4 cup Earth Balance
5 tbsps Almond milk
1 tsp Vanilla Extract
2 ¼ cups All-Purpose Flour or Pastry Flour
1 tsp Baking Powder

2 cups Powdered Sugar
2 tbsps Almond Milk

With a fork, cream the Earth Balance and sugar together in a bowl. Add in the flour, baking powder, and salt and stir. Then stir in the 5 tbsps of almond milk and vanilla until you have a ball of dough.

Cover the dough and chill for at least an hour.

Pre-heat the oven to 400 degrees F.

Place the dough on a floured surface. Use a rolling pin to make the dough about ¼ of an inch thick. Use a cookie cutter to make fun shapes like hearts or cut out circles with a round glass.

Place the cookies on an ungreased cookie sheet, about an inch apart. Bake for about 8 to10 minutes.

Make the icing by whisking together the powdered sugar and 2 tablespoons of almond milk. Allow the cookies to cool and then add icing with a butter knife or frosting spatula.

Learn more about the Meat-Free Mondays Challenge!

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