sugar cookies

October 31, 2012 by Angie

Happy Halloween! Week 44’s challenge of Reddit’s 52 Weeks of Baking is Halloween. I bought these adorable Halloween cookie cutters on sale last year and have been wanting to try them out. The best thing for cookie cutters is, of course, sugar cookies.

I used this recipe from VeganBaking.net. This was the only vegan recipe I could find that didn’t call for vegetable shortening. The cookies have a great taste. They are buttery and slightly sweet. They’re very sturdy and would make a good foundation for some serious decorating, if you’re into that sort of thing. I did some lame decorating on a few of the ghosts then sprinkled cinnamon and sugar on the rest of them.

They’re great little cookies but they made a gigantic mess of my kitchen! The powdered sugar explosion I had to clean up rivaled even the Great Chocolate Milk Spill of 2003. I then made another mess during the rolling and cutting phase. Sugar cookies are a lot work compared to drop cookies and, while they’re tasty and allow for fancy decorating, I personally much prefer their chocolate chip drop cookie cousins.

Dough rolling & cookie cutting fiasco

Cookies ready for the oven. I got 47 cookies from this recipe!

The brown flecks are ground flax meal. That makes these healthy, right?

Here are some of the cookies cooling after baking.

I decorated a few of the ghosts with decorating gel I had leftover from Robbie’s birthday. I’m not big on decorating, can you tell?


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