Just In Time for the Holidays: Eggless Sugar Cookie Cutouts

2/3 c butter

1/4 c granulated sugar (evaporated cane juice)
1 tspn baking powder
2 tspn yogurt
1 tspn vanilla extract
1 c unbleached white all purpose flour
dash of salt
1) Cream butter and sugar. Add baking posder and a dash of salt. Mix in yogurt and vanilla. Mix in flour. If necessary, wrap dough in plastic wrap and chill for up to 3 hours or until easy to handle.
2) On a lightly floured work surface, roll out half the dough to 1/8 inch thickness. Cut with cookie cutters and transfer to ungreased baking sheet. Bake at 375 7-8 minutes or until edges are firm and bottoms are lightly browned. Cool.
3) Ice with powdered sugar icing (1 c sifted powdered sugar/1 tablespoon milk or water/ 1/4 teaspoon flavoring extract or essence optional).


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6 responses to “Just In Time for the Holidays: Eggless Sugar Cookie Cutouts

  1. Shannon

    what kind of coloring do you use for your icing?

  2. Devadeva Mirel

    Of course I use beet juice, spinach juice and blueberry juice.HAHAHA!I have make sugar cookies with colored icing twice in since my son was born so I just go with the crap from the store. A little poison won’t poison you. When I stop eating Tootsie Pops I will start worrying about coloring my cookies naturally.But juices should work. I made a dye once from elderberries when we lived at Gita Nagari (just for some potato art we were doing) and even though the elderberry juice was deep purple, the dye was less vibrant. But then again, what do I know about dye making? Nothing!I think using beet juice would be a really good way to color a dough. You have to be careful with the sugar cooke icing because you don’t want too much liquid.I would just make everything the color of snow 😉

  3. mrssilverman

    hwy devadeva, those cookies look so cute. i just wanted post that i make flour w/ oatmeal. i just put regular oatmeal in the grinder (i use a coffee grinder). i have not made cookies with this it but have used it in your bread recipe. have a great day!!

  4. Varacita

    They are too cute! Love them!

  5. Gopal Nandini aka ginger

    I just got beet powder from the dried bulk section of our local co-op to try for coloring, no liquied required.

  6. Devadeva Mirel

    smart. what about annatto? i think you can get spinach powder too.

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