Friday, November 12, 2010
Vegan MoFo Day 12: Turkey Cookies
That isn't as bad as it sounds, I swear.
Here's the scene -- you, the kind hearted vegan, plan a lovely vegan Thanksgiving feast for your family. At first they all say "That sounds nice" and then as the date approaches it turns into "There really won't be turkey?" I solved that problem by making sure everyone at my Thanksgiving got their Very Own Personal Turkey!! (sugar cookie)
Turkey Cookie cutters are readily available on the internet. With some clever decoration, you can give everyone a humane turkey treat for Thanksgiving! This is the same sugar cookie recipe I use at Christmas, so when it's time to Deck The Halls with Yummy Goodies, just roll out a batch and use your favorite Christmas Cutters! I don't really have an icing recipe, honestly. What I do is put a bunch of powdered sugar in a large bowl. Then I add a good squirt of corn syrup, a bit of flavor extract (vanilla, usually), and then add milk a tablespoon at a time, stirring well in between each addition, until it reaches the consistency I want. Then add some food dye and you're good to go!
3/4 cup Earth Balance Margarine, softened
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup pureed silken tofu or nondairy yogurt
1 tsp vanilla extract (or lemon, almond, whatever flavor you enjoy)
2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
1. Cream together margarine and sugar. Add tofu or yogurt and extract and mix well to combine.
2. Add in the dry ingredients and mix until a dough ball is formed.
3. Wrap the dough ball in plastic wrap and refrigerate for about an hour
4. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Roll the dough about 1/8" thick. Cut into shapes using cookie cutters. Bake for 6-8 minutes, or until golden brown.