This year for Vegan MoFo we’re doing some pretty magical shit. Well, not really, but it’s still great because it’s Vegan MoFo and everything is great during Vegan MoFo. It vegan blogger’s Christmas and Hanukkah and Kwanzaa and Festivus all wrapped up into one big crazy package of delicious. If you haven’t seen all the vegan blogs participating yet, check out the definitive list. GODDAMN IS RIGHT.
This year, Vegansaurus is going to share with you a daily quick and easy vegan meal or snack or dessert that one of us recently made. And hopefully a recipe, too! This is good for many reasons, because while one of us is a professional pastry chef, the rest of us are gigantic dumb-dumbs in the kitchen. I kid, we’re all really excellent cooks, I just said that to make you feel more comfortable. I’ve got that holiday spirit!
Without further ado, our inaugural recipe is for Pink Dino Sugar Cookies, the perfect gift for every occasion!* I made these for Tomato Tart’s online bakesale for Japan and they were a major hit, in that I had to make several batches before we could stop eating them and actually put some in the mail. Practice makes perfect!
I used the Just Like Granny B’s Sugar Cookies recipe on VegWeb, with a few slight alterations as follows. The pink sprinkles I got from a local cake-decorating shop (yeah, cake-decorating shops exist! Remember 2005? Everyone was rich and happy and buying big-ass houses and opening specialty shoppes? These sprinkles are from that glorious time!) and the cookie cutters I’ve had forever because dinosaurs are fucking amazing. THEY LIVED ON THE EARTH JUST LIKE US. So crazy.
1/2 cup Earth Balance
2/3 cup organic sugar
3 Tbsp. extra firm silken tofu, mashed
1 tsp. vanilla
1 1/2 cups flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt
Preheat oven to 350 degrees AMERICAN. Cream E.B. and sugar for about five minutes, until fluffy. Add mashed tofu and vanilla. Mix well.
Sift the flour, baking powder, and salt into the mixture.
Roll out the dough and use dino cookie cutters (Important: cookie cutters in shapes other than dinos will RUIN the cookies) to cut adorable dinosaurs. You want the dough to be almost the thickness you want your cookie, because these don’t spread much.
Bake for around 10 minutes.
*Goes perfectly with our SEXY SHIRTS! Dino cookies + dino shirts = THE SEXIEST!