April 4, 2008

Orange Glazed Sugar Cookies

Those orange cookies were haunting my dreams.  They were good, but not just right.  But these.... I couldn't have asked for a better orange/cookie combo.  The sugar cookies are crisp but fluffy and the orange icing takes it to a new level.  Awesome.
Orange Glazed Sugar Cookies
makes about 2 dozen
1 1/4 cups flour
2/3 cup sugar
1 t baking soda
1/2 t salt
1/4 cup vegan butter
1 t vanilla
2/3 cup soy milk
1 t cinnamon
1/4 t ginger
2 T apple sauce
2 T brown sugar
To do this recipe only using 4 measuring cups, get out the 1/3 cup, T, t, and 1/2 t.  As a bonus, you'll only need one mixing utensil (a fork in our case).  On the downside, you'll need two bowls, one medium-large for the wet and another small one for the dry.  Pre-heat the oven to 400.  Put the flour in the small bowl (1/3 cup x3 + 4 T) and the sugar in the larger bowl.   Add the rest of the dry ingredients to the smaller bowl and mix.  Toss in the block of butter and smash it up with the sugar (brown too) until it's pretty well mixed, then pour in the soy milk and apple sauce.  Cream it.  Now take the flour mixture and pour half into the dry and mix.  When that's mixed in, pour in the rest and mix.  Try a sample of the batter.  Make comments to self about how tasty that sample was.  Bake for 10 minutes on a lightly greased cookie sheet.  

Orange Glaze
3/4 cups powdered sugar
1 t orange extract
1 T soy milk

Put the glaze on after the cookies have cooled.  The icing is pretty strong, so drizzle it on.  


Anonymous said...

Oh wow I'm not even vegan and I can't wait to make these!

Lisa said...

I love the style of your blog. I just stumbled across it and found out you are Missourians too! I'm not much of a baker, but your kale pasta is going on my "to-try" list.