A lovely night before Christmas Eve tradition that I have with my kids is baking cookies. After all, Santa needs cookies and these hit the spot. These are sugar cookies – but this is a slightly healthier take on them. Try them, you won’t be disappointed! (Source: http://www.chocolatecoveredkatie.com)

Merry Christmas to all!!

  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt (just under level)
  • 1/4 tsp plus 1/8 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 cup white sugar, coconut sugar, or any other sugar substitute
  • 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 and 1/2 tbsp milk of choice
  • 1/4 cup butter-type spread
  1. Combine dry ingredients and mix very, very well.
  2. In a separate bowl, melt the vegan butter, then stir in vanilla and milk.
  3. Pour dry into wet and mix again.
  4. Form balls or roll out (not too thin), then use a cookie cutter to make shapes.
  5. If you want soft cookies, you’ll need to get the dough very cold. (So roll the balls first, then pop them in the fridge until cold.)
  6. Cook in a 325°F preheated oven for 9 minutes.
  7. They will look very underdone when you take them out, but that’s ok!! Just let them cool for 5 minutes before touching. (I know it’s hard!)

NOTE: These cookies will keep at least four days, in a lidded plastic container. As a general rule, you should store soft cookies in plastic containers and crispy cookies in glass ones.