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I'm looking for a recipe for cookie dough that can be cut and shaped with cookie cutters. I know that these recipes usually call for a lot of butter and I was worried that subbing Earth Balance would make them melt too easily when being rolled out and be hard to work with. I also don't know what to add instead of eggs. Anyone have a tried and true recipe?
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If you find any cut out cookie recipe just leave the egg out. They usually only call for one egg, and I don't find it necessary to sub.
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Here's one from Vegweb that has good reviews.
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Hi!

We're dairy-free and use palm-oil shortening in place of butter. Sometimes we'll use the Smart Balance with flax oil, but not sure if that's vegan.

As for egg, my Allergy-Free Cookbook recommends (to replace eggs for baking): "Commercial egg replacers for either whole egg or egg white. Or make your own with potato flour and water. Use extra baking powder or yeast and liquid as rising agents in cakes and cookies that require it."

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They aren't a traditional "cookie", but potato candy can be cut with cookie cutters. Instead of rolling like in the recipe, just layer one roll of the potato candy, spread peanut butter, and add another layer of potato candy, then cookie-cutter it! If you need to make it firmer, you can put it in the freezer on a cookie sheet.
The recipe is super simple, too:

1/2 cup mashed potatoes
powered sugar
peanut butter

Combine 1/2 cup mashed potatoes and powder sugar till it's firm enough to roll. The mixture will become very wet; just keep adding powdered sugar. roll out on powdered sugar like noodles. Cover with peanut butter. Roll into jelly roll cut into small pieces. Very rich!
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Thanks for the ideas! It looks like I have a few options
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They aren't a traditional "cookie", but potato candy can be cut with cookie cutters. Instead of rolling like in the recipe, just layer one roll of the potato candy, spread peanut butter, and add another layer of potato candy, then cookie-cutter it! If you need to make it firmer, you can put it in the freezer on a cookie sheet.
The recipe is super simple, too:

1/2 cup mashed potatoes
powered sugar
peanut butter

Combine 1/2 cup mashed potatoes and powder sugar till it's firm enough to roll. The mixture will become very wet; just keep adding powdered sugar. roll out on powdered sugar like noodles. Cover with peanut butter. Roll into jelly roll cut into small pieces. Very rich!

I have had this before and they are soooo good!!! :

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Subbing! I'd love to make some for Christmas!!
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Awesome! I was just going to post a similar post as my kids requested making some Halloween cookies!

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There's a good holiday sugar cookie recipe in Vegan Family Favorites. I make them every year. They roll, they cut with cutters, we frost and decorate. So good.

You can get the cookbook for just $6.72. I'm taking it out of print as soon as all the rest of the copies sell, so I'm selling the remainders at cost. Free shipping too. Not making any profit on this at all, just want to get the rest of them into loving hands.
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There's a good holiday sugar cookie recipe in Vegan Family Favorites. I make them every year. They roll, they cut with cutters, we frost and decorate. So good.

You can get the cookbook for just $6.72. I'm taking it out of print as soon as all the rest of the copies sell, so I'm selling the remainders at cost. Free shipping too. Not making any profit on this at all, just want to get the rest of them into loving hands.
Oh, that's good to know! I love your book and enjoyed many recipes already. I never looked for cookie recipes yet but now I surely will!

That price you're offering is awesome! I'd recommend everyone grab one!

PS: Why is it going out of print, may I ask?

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ohh - yet another reason to get all my cookbooks unpacked!

i already LOVE the Vegan Family Favorites book!! So much i even bought a 2nd copy for my library (they have like NO vegan cookbooks)

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I'm in a new line of work (see signature) and I sold vegfamily so I don't really have a vehicle for promoting it now. It's a lot of time and effort to manage book sales and I'm too busy and the profit is so small that it's not worth it to me to keep printing them and have them sit in the garage.

I have less than 200 copies left, so I'm really just selling them at cost. with shipping and the envelope I am probably taking a small loss with each sale, actually, but it's worth it to me not to have to throw them away, burn them, etc.
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Here's one from Vegweb that has good reviews.
DD and I made these yesterday. They were really good:
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I like the vegweb recipe, too.

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I have a great one, but I'll have to check with the source before posting it...copyright and all.

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I'm in a new line of work (see signature) and I sold vegfamily so I don't really have a vehicle for promoting it now. It's a lot of time and effort to manage book sales and I'm too busy and the profit is so small that it's not worth it to me to keep printing them and have them sit in the garage.

I have less than 200 copies left, so I'm really just selling them at cost. with shipping and the envelope I am probably taking a small loss with each sale, actually, but it's worth it to me not to have to throw them away, burn them, etc.
I just ordered one
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DD and I made these yesterday. They were really good:
Nice! I can't wait to try them.
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Erin- I'm sorry the book & website didn't work out financially well for you & your family....I did like to check in to your webiste from time to time & still make lots of stuff from your book. On the same note...

I totally second using the sugar cookie recipe from Vegan Family Favorites...we've used it for the last couple of years for every major cookie holiday...xmas, valentine's day, easter...lots of fun.
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Erin - So I've traced back the origins of the sugar cookie recipe I use and I think it might be yours! LOL. It came to me way back when via the Sprouts vegan potluck in the Boston area. Someone says they got it from someone online who submitted it under the name "Erin". You? Small world.

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