This has been a crazy week of packing up my Mom and trying to see all my friends and family. Today the kids and I took a break and made some sugar cookies for Halloween. I used a recipe given to me by my husband’s Grandma, of course I had to make a few changes to make the cookies vegan. The kids get very few treats like this, so they were very excited and had a great time helping. I think they had more frosting on them than got on the cookies.
1 cup non-hydrogenated vegetable shortening
2 Cups sugar
1 cup soy milk at room temp.
2 tsp lemon extract
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
5 cups unbleached flour
Cream the shortening and the sugar in a mixer. Once it is combined (about 5 minutes) and fluffy add the milk and the lemon extract. In a large bowl combine the dry ingredients. Add the dry ingredients to the wet slowly and mix just until combined. Refrigerate the dough for at least 2 hours.
Preheat the oven to 400. Roll out half of the dough (keep the other 1/2 refrigerated until ready to use) on a well floured surface about 1/2 inch thick and cut out the cookies. Place the cookies on an ungreased cookie sheet and bake 8 to 10 minutes until the edges are lightly browned. Remove the cookies from the pan and let cool on a rack. Cool completely before frosting.
1/4 cup earth balance
1/4 cup shortening
3 cups powdered sugar
3 tbsp soy milk
1/2 tsp lemon or vanilla extract
In a mixer combine the butter and the shortening. Add in the powdered sugar and mix slowly until the sugar combines with the butter and shortening. Mix at high speed for about 5 minutes. Add in the milk and flavoring and mix another 5 minutes until it is light and fluffy. Chill the frosting for at least 15 minutes before you use it.
This recipe can be doubled to frost a cake as well.
3 thoughts on “Grandma’s Sugar Cookies”
Thanks for making my Grandma’s cookies. They tastes just like the way I remember them. Thanks again
These are yummy! Thanks for sharing….looking forward to making some myself.
Okay…These cookies are not only delicious BUT so easy to roll out the dough. For some reason cut-out cookies are not generally cooperative with me. I had no issues with these what so ever. They are moist and delicious whether it be frosted, plain, or smothered in fruit for your fruit pizza! If I get through my homework I may just make some green ones for St. Patty’s Day!