My Elfling’s Best Cookies

Elfling Cookies

Hooray for creativity and making a cookie recipe our English/Maths/Science lesson for today. My Elflings worked cooperatively to make these cookies, and managed to double the recipe as I had requested. They did an awesome job. ♥

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Awesome Sugar Cookies – Recipe

Awesome Sugar Cookies

This is my all-time favourite sugar cookie recipe. It’s been my go-to if I ever needed a seasonal, shaped cookie for icing/decorating, and my Elflings love them. The original recipe called for sour cream, but my substitution of coconut cream worked perfectly! *happy dancing*

Awesome Sugar Cookies
3¼ C flour*
1 t baking soda
½ t salt
½ C coconut* oil (unrefined)
1 C cane sugar*
substitute for 1 egg (or 1 egg, if you use them)
½ t vanilla*
½ C coconut cream (not lite, and minus the coconut water)
* = Organic

Preheat oven to 350°F/176°C/Gas Mark 4. Combine coconut oil, sugar, egg substitute, vanilla, and coconut cream. Blend it all until smooth. Add the dry ingredients, and combine. Use a dough hook attachment to knead the dough, or knead on a floured surface for a few minutes. In small batches, roll the dough out to ¼” thickness, and cut to your favourite shapes. Bake 8-10 minutes. Cool completely before icing. Makes approximately 3 dozen cookies. Enjoy!

Samhain/Halloween Cookies

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We had so much fun yesterday! It’s been really cold, and we’d decided to forgo trick or treating based on the weather, and the fact that the treats they’d get would neither be vegan nor organic. Because of the cold, it was a great opportunity to turn on the oven and bake our little, black hearts out. ♥

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My favourite sugar cookie recipe calls for sour cream, so I tweaked it with a substitution of coconut cream instead (thank goodness, it worked!), and we made a bunch of Samhain/Halloween shapes.

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Here are a bunch just going into the oven.Yummy! They smelled so good. ♥

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A few little scraps leftover.

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I was so sick of making cookies by the end of it, but each one was worth it. ♥

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Creativity rules when we decorated them in classic colours: white, black, orange, green and purple. Cookies FTW!

Crafting, Crafting…

Morrigain Crafting

Super-busy crafting, cooking, conjuring, and otherwise melting in the luxurious heat that has finally deigned to visit us schlubs in Calgary. WOOT! I’ve also been searching for Assisted Living residences for my Mama, who is adapting to life with Parkinson’s. In a perfect world, there would be a lovely little suite for her right here with me. Sadly, that just isn’t the case. In the meantime, I continue to search.