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Valentine Cookies

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Valentine Cookies

Cookies are the perfect treat for Valentine's Day, and they make a sweet gift for someone special. Just wrap a few cookies up in clear cellophane, then tie the cellophane off with pink or red ribbon. Give them to someone special and share your love of vegan baking.

1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
1 cup vegan butter, softened
1/4 cup almond milk
1 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
2 1/2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons cornstarch
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon cream of tartar

In a large mixing bowl, cream together the powdered sugar and butter. Mix in the almond milk, vanilla extract, and almond extract until well combined.

Sift together the dry ingredients: flour, salt, cornstarch, baking soda, and cream of tartar, Stir the dry ingredients into the cream mixture until combined. Refrigerate dough for 1 to 2 hours.

Preheat oven to 375° Lightly grease a cookie sheet with cooking spray. Divide dough in half. Roll each half into 1/4-inch thickness on a generously floured surface. Using desired shapes, cut cookie dough. Place the cutouts on a cookie sheet 2-inches apart.

Bake 7 to 8 minutes or until edges are light brown. Remove from cookie sheet and place on cooling rack.


2 cups powdered sugar
2 tablespoons almond milk
1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

Mix the icing by combining powdered sugar, almond milk*, and vanilla. Whisk together until smooth. Separate icing into containers and add coloring. Use sprinkles if desired or serve them straight out of the oven!

*You can use food coloring or color the icing pink or red naturally by simply omitting the milk and substituting the same amount of liquid in juice-form from any of the following:

  • Strawberries
  • Cherries
  • Raspberries
  • Beets/beetroot (boiled or juiced)
Butter (vegan)
Milk (non-dairy)
Wheat Flour

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