Fork and Beans Virtual Advent Calendar
(treats not included)
Excuse me while I get my tissue and blow my nose
as I sing, one last time, my favorite song from the past 2 weeks,
“The 12 Days of Christmas Cookies”:
(I cannot believe today is the last day of cookie making)
I jokingly proposed to someone in the comments section
that I was considering doing the 365 days of cookies because I was so sad to see this theme end.
I mean, picture it: A cookie a day!
Oh boy, is my stomach giggling (and expanding) at the thought of that.
Think of how popular I will be among my neighborhood.
The smell of freshly baked cookies pours throughout the streets.
A string of new friends line at my door to meet me…
I would be crowned the Cookie Queen of L.A.
and everywhere I go, people would want my autograph and to take pictures with me and…
Timeout, Cara, you are getting a bit carried away with this scenario.
(((I’m reliving what I wished my high school social life was like))).
On the realistic side, I have been saying since October that I need to lay off the sugar for a bit,
so maybe baking every day wouldn’t be a good idea.
But these sugar cookies–they taste SO GOOD!!!
I swear, no one will ever know it’s gluten free and vegan.
They will convince anyone to bake cookies every day for one year.
I limited my intake to a mere
2 3 but it’s only been within the first 4 7 minutes…
I still have some time remaining…
Brooke’s Grammie’s Sugar Cookies
Makes 2 dozen
- 2/3 c. shortening
- 3/4 c. sugar
- 1/2 tsp grated orange peel
- 1/2 tsp vanilla
- 1 Tb tofu, blended (or 1 1/2 tsp Ener-g egg replacer + 3 Tbs warm water)
- 4 tsp hemp milk (my fav non-dairy milk to use in baking)
- 2 c. All Purpose Authentic Foods GF flour
- 1 tsp xanthan gum
- 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 tsp salt
- Thoroughly cream shortening, sugar, peel and vanilla. Add egg replacer and beat until light and fluffy. Stir in milk.
- Sift flour, xanthan, baking powder and salt together. Add into creamed mixture.
- Divide dough in half and chill for 1 hour.
- On lightly floured surface, roll into 1/8″ thick between 2 pieces of wax paper. Cut into desired shapes.
- Bake at 375 degrees for 6-8 minutes. Allow to cool before decorating.
Check out Brooke’s blog for one last glance of her “12 Days of Christmas Cookies”
I have to give that girl a big shout out.
She made all of this possible–she did the hard work 100% of the way,
all I did was convert her recipes as told.
Go and thank that woman for being awesome!