Sunday, September 15, 2013

Vegan MoFo, Day 15: Meltaway Cookies

During the Xmas season, my mom and I would bake many different kinds of cookies from Gems from the Wheat State, box them up, and distribute them to friends and family as an extra gift. The process took a long time but proved to be worth it. This recipe is originally a delicious peppermint-flavored cookie. I only had lemon extract on hand and decided to twist it up. So glad I did!

Meltaway Cookies
adapted from Gems from the Wheat State, pg. E56, contributor Leona Layne
makes about 20 cookies

1/2 cup vegan margarine
1/4 cup sifted powdered sugar
1/2 tsp lemon extract
1 1/8 cup unbleached AP flour
1/8 tsp salt

Cream the butter and sugar together, add extract. Add flour and salt to butter mixture and mix well. Roll dough into balls and place on a parchment paper-covered pan. Bake at 400 degrees F for 8-10 minutes until dough has firmed but not browned. Roll warm cookies in powdered sugar.

These are fabulous cookies and really tasty as lemon instead of peppermint! Soft, moist, and easy to chew, they are very true to their name. Perhaps I'll mix up some batches this winter for Xmas gifts.

Past Vegan MoFo posts on this day:

VMF 2012 Day 15: Tasty Drinks--Week 3
VMF 2011 Day 15: Goodbye, Farmers' Market.
VMF 2010 Day 15: 'Za, I Love It!

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