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I know, I know, I am posting this so late! I’m truly sorry, things have been crazy lately. The husband and I had planned on staying home for Halloween however we ended up driving to Michigan the weekend before and then on Halloween Day we were driving down to Virginia for work. It was a delightful trip however not the best way to celebrate a holiday. But that’s okay, as long as you all won’t hold it against me for posting this so late.

We had the most fun making these rich and flaky “butter” cookies this last Halloween. Our kitchen is rather small (okay, so maybe just in my opinion) but we managed to cram up to four adults and one baby in it to make these special treats. I was honored because our neighbor trusted us enough to place her 16 month old baby on the countertop to help (can you call it that? Haha) make the dough. She did a wonderful job and the cookies turned out in the end, so who cares about an hour worth of cleaning. Hehe

Some people may say it’s impossible but I say it’s impossible to tell the difference! Here’s the recipe, test it out yourself. I got the Sugar Cookie Recipe from Chez Bettay but you can use just about any carnivore recipe and just omit the egg and use vegan butter.

Vegan Sugar Cookies
5c flour
4tsp baking powder
2 c white sugar
½ c almond milk
1 tbsp vanilla extract
13oz vegan butter (nondairy and casein-free)

1. Cream the vegan butter, extract and sugar together in one small bowl. Once it is smooth and creamy, add the nondairy milk.
2. Slowly add the other ingredients and mix well.
3. Roll out the dough and use the cookie cutter of your choice (we used only pumpkins because they were the easiest with a 16 month old helping out).
4. Place cutouts on a cookie sheet and bake at 350F for 10-12 minutes. They will turn slightly golden in color and you don’t have to wait until they brown.
5. Let the cookies cool on the sheets for at least 5 minutes before placing on a cooling rack. They will be soft at this point but do not fear, they will firm up.

Note: These will also work great for Thanksgiving and Christmas Cookies too! Seriously they are a crowd pleaser. Mmmmm They also freeze well too.