We've all been there. It's the night before a holiday, your kid's birthday, or the school bake sale. It's also 9pm and you haven't started baking yet. No - scratch that - you don't even know what you're going to bake and you can't be certain the brown sugar is still edible when it's harder than Squamish granite.
One (two) glass(es) of wine while you ruminate and now it's 9:36pm and time to face the music: unless you're a wizard, you're probably going to be making a 7am run to the grocery store praying that there are more options than a Thomas the Train or 'Lordy, Lordy Look Who's 40' sheet cake.
Fear not, dear friends, this is where we swoop in to save the day (and your dignity). As queen procrastinators, we have just the recipe to take you from last-minute failure to Nadiya Hussain in a jiffy. Best of all, it's quick to make, vegan AF, and just plain delicious! You can thank us later.
Actually, you can thank Chelsea Brown, a fantastic (local!) vegan blogger, because this recipe is all her magical doing.
VEGAN SUGAR COOKIES
(Makes 12 cookies, you can easily double the recipe as we did)
- 3/4 cup vegan butter
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 1/3 cup chickpea aquafaba
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 and 3/4 cups flour
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 tsp salt
Cream the butter and the sugar together. Add the chickpea aquafaba and vanilla. In a separate bowl, mix all dry ingredients.
Add the dry ingredients to the butter mixture and mix until it forms a ball. Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 1-2 hours.
Roll the dough out onto a well floured surface and cut into desired shapes. Place cookies onto a parchment lined baking sheet and put in the freezer for 1 hour. (EDIT: We chilled ours for 30 minutes and the cookies turned out great.) Chilling the dough like this is essential for ensuring the cookies don’t spread when baking.
Bake at 350F for 6-8 minutes, removing just when edges start to brown. Transfer to cooling rack, let cool completely before adding decorations of choice!
We lovingly pushed the OCD thoughts from our minds and allowed the kids to help top ours off with a simple icing sugar frosting. Naturally, this made the cookies all the more appealing and definitely worthy of a last-minute school bake sale option. ;)
Happy Halloween, everyone!