Recipe by Laundrycrisis
Easy recipe for sugar cookies for cutting into shapes and decorating. This dough does not need to be chilled before rolling and cutting out.
Top Review by Bo
My son is allergic to dairy and egg. This is the best and easiest cookie recipe I have ever tried for him. They taste good and the dough is super nice to work with. My favorite thing about these cookies: only simple ingredients. I used almond milk instead of soy. Perfect. I'm making them today and adding cocoa powder to make them chocolate. Thanks for a great, user friendly recipe!
- 1⁄2 cup cooking oil
- 3⁄4 cup sugar
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1⁄2 cup soymilk
- 1 teaspoon almond extract or 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 1⁄2 cups all-purpose flour
Directions See How It's Made
- Preheat oven to 350°F Lightly grease baking sheets.
- Add oil, baking powder, sugar, soy milk, and extract to a mixing bowl and combine with a whisk.
- Stir flour in 1/2 cup at a time with a large spoon. When the dough is too thick to mix any more flour in with the spoon, knead it in with your hands. NOTE: I use Silk soy milk. The wet/dry balance of the dough may vary depending on the type and even brand of milk substitute you are using. The dough should form a ball when squeezed together but not be sticky in your hands. As you add flour, knead each 1/2 cup addition in thoroughly and check for this. If it is getting too dry to hold together as a ball, either stop adding flour or add a bit more of your liquid. If it is sticky feeling, you need a little more flour.
- When your dough is done, take a handful of dough, shape it into a ball in your hands, and roll the dough out on a floured surface. If the dough is sticking to the rolling pin, dust the top of the ball of dough with flour before rolling. (If after a while the dough becomes too dry to form a ball after repeated rolling out and dusting with flour, knead 2-3 drops of water into it to get it to form a ball again. ).
- Cut into desired shapes. Lift shapes with spatula onto lightly greased baking sheets.
- Bake for about eight minutes. Cookies are done when points are showing the slightest hint of brown, or just before that. Use a spatula to loosen cookies from sheets immediately.
- Allow cookies to cool and decorate as desired.