Happy Holidays! I hope everyone is enjoying December! As some of you may or may not know here in the Baysinger house we don’t do Santa. I found out this year that this stance has some people really questioning my patriotism. We treat Santa the same we treat Peppa pig or curious George. It is a fun story. Make believe. We have found this to be a real time saver as we watch our fellow parents photo shop Santa into pictures or spend an hour trying to explain how one man travels around the world in one night or why it’s ok for him to break into our house in the middle of the night. Any who, because we don’t do some of the more Santa geared Christmas tradition I wanted to start a new tradition this year. We invited my sisters over I made 4 dozen cookies and we had a “cookie party”! All of the girls had so much fun and the cookies were so tasty I thought I should share what recipes I use you can also get your cookie on!
The sugar cookie recipe I used was from Hot for food blog They were buttery and delicious! Be careful not to over cook though! They do get a little crunchy if you do!
While I took turns baking those off I made a Vegan Royal icing! This stuff is delish, and so easy to make!
3 cups of organic powdered sugar
The liquid from a can of chickpeas (no salt added if possible)
1 teaspoon vanilla
1-3 Tablespoons of non dairy milk of your choosing.
Strain can of Chickpeas and put the strained liquid (also know as aquafaba) in a bowl, beat on medium speed for about a minute until it froths up a bit. Add powdered sugar a cup at a time. Then add vanilla. Use the non-dairy milk to adjust the consistency to your liking.
You can add any food coloring you prefer and pipe out some fun designs! I am a maniac for watching cookie decorating tutorials too often! We also used dairy-free chocolate chips and sprinkles, some crushed candy canes and (my sisters’ favorite) food coloring markers for all the fun details!
Easy as that! It hardens perfectly for the traditional sugar cookie of your dreams!
We spent the rest of the day decorating cookies, watching finding Dori and for me, enjoying the company and watching how happy Lucy was to hang with the big girls. It will be a day i won’t soon forget and a tradition I hope carries on to years to come!