Vegan Soft Frosted Sugar Cookies

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INGREDIENTS:

  • 3 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoons of salt
  • 1/2 cup vegan butter
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 
  • 2 egg replacers (in this recipe we use store bought powdered egg replacer)
  • 3/4 cups vegan plain yogurt 

Frosting

  • 1/3 cup vegan butter
  • 1/4 cup vegan shortening 
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon extract (optional, you can use 1 full teaspoon vanilla if leaving this out)
  • 2 - 3 tablespoons plant based milk

COOKING INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. For the cookies, mix all dry ingredients together in a bowl.
  2. In another bowl beat together butter, and sugar until just combined. 
  3. Mix the yogurt, egg replacer, and vanilla with the butter and sugar.
  4. Slowly add the dry ingredients to the wet, about 1/2 cup at a time, until well combined.
  5. Divide the dough in half, wrapping in plastic wrap, and refrigerate for 2 - 3 hours.
  6. Once dough is ready, roll it out to 1/4 inch thickness and cut circles with a 2 inch cookie cutter, or using the rim of a small glass.
  7. Bake at 425 degrees for 6 - 7 minutes, depending on the oven. They will still be very soft, but not doughy. Do not let them over bake!
  8. Let cookies cool and prepare frosting.

Frosting

  1. Beat the butter and shortening together with an electric mixer.
  2. Add in the vanilla extract and salt.
  3. Slowly beat in the powdered sugar.
  4. Add just enough milk to get the icing to a spreadable consistency. 
  5. Spread frosting on cookies, and cover with sprinkles.
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