Thursday, December 4, 2008

Organic Holiday Cookies make for Fun Eco-Tricks

I just love being a sneaky little environmentalist and surprising the non-eco-believers with delights such as these organic holiday cookies. My trick is to wait to tell them until AFTER they've tasted these cookies in all their deliciousness that they are - gasp - organic.

(*Be sure to wear your most eco-fabulous sustainable holiday outfit when serving these cookies. We suggest this organic cotton, made-in-the-USA dress, which is 20% off with coupon code HOLIDAYSAVINGS).

2 cups of (sifted) organic flour
1 1/2 t. aluminum-free baking powder
1/2 t. sea salt
1/4 t. organic cinnamon
1/4 t. organic allspice
1/2 cup organic butter or vegan button (we heart Earth Balance, yummy)
1 cup organic granulated sugar
1 organic, cage free egg (or vegan egg alternative)
1 t. organic vanilla extract

Mix one cup of the the flour, baking powder, salt, and delicious spices together in a bowl. In another bowl, cream the butta (aka butter), then mix in the suga (aka sugar), then eggy-weggy (A Clockwork Orange, anyone?), and vanilla. Add your dry mixture to the wet one, then slowly add enough of the remaining flour that the dough is stiff enough to roll. I like to chillllllllll the mixture for an hour or two after this for easier rolling. When it's nice and rollable, preheat oven to 375 degrees, and lightly flour a cutting board. Roll the dough to about 1/8" thickness, then use pretty little cookie cutters to cut out your favorite holiday shapes. Fun! Place your shapes on an ungreased cookie sheets. You can sprinkle them with sugar or decorate them however your little heart desires. Bake those babies for 8 to 9 minutes, cool 'em, or take 'em along with your sassy little eco-trickster self to the nearest holiday party. Spread that eco-cheer to all.


melissa, who thinks it's really funny that she posted a recipe for cookies, since it's basically the only thing she likes to make that involves a kitchen

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