It's finally October! The weather has been really nice around here lately. As I walk through my neighborhood, I sense the smell of homemade pies and treats. Oh autumn, thou dost not know how much I love thee! Aside from enjoying the beginning of the fall season, I recently dove into the vegan scene. Surprisingly, vegan food is unbelievably flavorful! Since Halloween is coming up, I wanted to create some treats. Don't worry, there are no tricks involved! This recipe is quite simple and doesn't require a whole lot of ingredients!
There are a couple of options as to shaping these cookies. One, you can use a Cookie Pro Ultra II Cookie Press (or any that includes the pumpkin shape). Two, you can roll out the dough and shape with a cookie cutter of your choice. For decoration purposes, I topped my cookies with a little Nature's Colors Marigold Orange Decorating Sugar from India Tree. Just in case you haven't heard of India Tree before, they have an amazing line of all natural party decoratifs (sprinkles), decorating colors, and decorating sugar! These are all made with vegetable colorants and are GMO Free. The reason why I found out about India Tree was due to research I was conducting for my cookbook. Speaking of, it's coming along great! Anyway, here's the recipe...
1 Tbsp. Flax Meal
3 Tbsp. Water
1 ⅓ Cup All Purpose Flour
¾ Cup Granulated Sugar (or Stevia)
1 Tsp. Baking Powder
½ Tsp. Salt
½ Cup Earth Balance Butter (Softened)
½ Tsp. Vanilla Extract
½ Tsp. Almond Extract
Mix flax meal and water. Let stand for approximately 10 minutes. In a separate bowl, mix dry ingredients (flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt). Add butter, extracts, and flax mixture. Once dough is ready, roll out or use a cookie press to shape the cookies. Bake at 400°F for 10-12 minutes or until golden. Let cool... Enjoy!