Mrs. Fields Chocolate Chip Cookies

These were a hit when I was a teenager – reminiscent of shortbread, being dense and buttery, these are a real crowd pleaser. Ingredients 3 3/4 cups flour 3/4 tsp baking soda 1/4 tsp salt 3/4 cup brown sugar 3/4 cup granulated sugar 1 1/2 cups Earth balance 3 eggs, beaten 2 tsp vanilla 3…

Cookie Decorating Icing

Produces an easy-to-use, hard drying and shiny icing for cookie decorating. Ingredients 4 cups icing sugar 1/8 – 1/4 cup soy milk 1/4 cup clear corn syrup 1 tsp vanilla Yield: should be enough to decorate 2-3 dozen cookies Beat the icing sugar with 1/8 cup soy milk first. Next add the corn syrup and…

Sugar Cookies 2

Happy Valentine’s Day! Grandma’s cookbook included two recipes for sugar cookies (click here for the other recipe). Notably, this recipe calls for vegan sour cream or yogurt, which I thought offered a subtle sour note to balance the sweet of the rest of the cookie. Ingredients 1/2 cup Earth balance 1 cup granulated sugar 1…

Kourabiethes – Greek Shortbread

A delicate, melt-in-your-mouth shortbread for any occasion – but I have decided to categorize this as a “holiday” recipe because they are reminiscent of grandma’s whipped shortbread, the powdered sugar, of course, brings snow to mind, and they are simply divine with the use of a clementine where the recipe calls for an orange. I…

Foundation Cookies

I have been very curious about this recipe since I first saw it in Grandma’s cookbook. It took me a minute to figure out what she meant by “foundation” in the title and then realized that these are a sort of “base” cookie recipe to which many different variations can be added. They are a…

Ginger Cookies

Is it really Christmas without a gingerbread cookie? While these aren’t actually gingerbread – the molasses and ginger will hit the same spot and their soft chewiness will bring a little extra holiday comfort. These won’t last long in our house. Ingredients 1 cup granulated sugar (+ ½ cup for rolling) ¾ cup Earth balance…

Sugar Cookies

These are another Christmas staple in our family – I’ve thrown many cookie decorating parties among friends and am now happy to continue the tradition with my kids. This batch is a special edition from my dino-loving 3-year-olds. Ingredients 1/2 cup Earth balance 2/3 cup granulated sugar 1 egg 1 tsp vanilla 1 3/4 –…

Whipped Shortbread

This was a big family favourite over the holidays in our house. It almost wasn’t Christmas without a batch of mom’s / grandma’s whipped shortbread. In fact, I had no idea until I was well into adulthood that there was any other kind of shortbread. Ingredients 2 cups Earth balance, cold 3 1/2 cups flour…

Chip Oatmeal Cookies

These cookies are simply delicious with a glass of oat milk. Bake 5-8 additional minutes for a more crispy cookie than pictured. Ingredients 1 cup Earth balance 1/4 cup Granulated sugar 3/4 cup Brown sugar 1/2 cup Boiling water 1 tsp Baking soda 2 cups Rolled oats 1/2 tsp Salt 1 1/2 cups Flour 1…

Raisin Jumbos

My mom made these cookies for my lunch when I was a kid. I reduced the sugar (reflected in the recipe below) from grandma’s recipe and, being someone who doesn’t really love shortening, I would recommend substituting for Earth balance. A fun note about the plate in the photo for this recipe (and many others)…