I posted this recipe in my blog when I first started it this summer. It was in the middle of a post on my Baby Onesie Cookies. I thought that posting it on its own would make it easier for you to find. Enjoy!<
1 1/2 cups (340 gr)unsalted vegan butter (at room temperature) I use earth balance.
1 1/2 cups (300 gr) cane sugar
6 tbsp vegan strained flax egg or aquafaba egg substitute
2 tbsp Vanilla *you can add vanilla bean seeds for extra vanilla flavour
5.5 cups (580 gr) organic unbleached all purpose or a blend of all purpose, whole wheat white, spelt, and whole wheat flours.
1/4 cup cornstarch *Optional (can be replaced with flour)
(1/4 cup of extra flour for rolling out the dough if you don’t have parchment paper)
1 tsp sea salt
1 tsp Baking powder *OPTIONAL for flatter cookies omit.
large mixing bowl or stand mixer with paddle attachment
spatula or wooden spoon
measuring cups and spoons
Preheat oven to 350°
Using the paddle attachment cream the butter and sugar together in the bowl of an electric mixer on low to medium speed.
Sift all dry ingredients together in a separate bowl
Scrape down sides and add the egg substitute mixing again to incorporate.
Add the vanilla, stir in ( I use my own homemade vanilla click this link to see how I do this)
Add all the dry ingredients to the butter mixture mix on low for about 45 sec to 1 minute just until it sticks together. Over-mixing is not your friend.
Divide the dough in half and place in between two sheets of parchment. Roll the dough with a rolling-pin to the desired thickness leave the parchment attached
Refrigerate to chill the dough for at least 1 hour.
Roll the dough further if you need to, remove the top sheet of parchment and replace it. Flip it over and remove the parchment from the other side. ( this make the cookies easier to remove from the parchment once cut). Now cut out cookie shapes with cutters. Place on parchment paper-lined baking sheet.
Re-roll scrap dough and repeat
I chill the cookies again before baking on the cookie sheets for 10-15 minutes, as this helps keep the cookies from spreading and they will be more uniform.
Bake cookies for 8-9 min or until the edges just start to become turn a slight golden color. (Baking time can vary)
Remove the cookies from the oven. Leave on cookie sheet to continue cooking for 5 minutes
Remove from sheets and let cookies cool on a rack until room temperature.
Now the fun part. Decorating! To decorate with Royal Icing.