A vegan sugar cookie recipe with a tender, flaky texture.
Cutout cookie dough is stiff so that it can be rolled out with a rolling pin, then cut into shapes, usually with cookie cutters. For easier handling, chill the dough and work with small amounts at a time, keeping remaining dough chilled till needed. Unchilled dough absorbs too much flour, resulting in tough, dry cookies. Repeated re-rolling also causes tough cutout cookies, so re-roll your dough only one time. To avoid sticking, roll on a lightly floured board, or use our favorite technique: roll the dough between two sheets of waxed paper. You can also use a knife, a pizza or pastry roller, or traceable cardboard patterns to produce unusual cutout cookie shapes.
Zimtsterne (Cinnamon Stars)
Cinnamon stars, a traditional German nut cookie.
Round butter cookies are sandwiched with a chocolate-hazelnut filling, on a stick.
Ginger Walnut Cookies
A flavorful walnut cutout cookie with crystallized ginger and a cinnamon glaze.
Kahlua Gingerbread Cutouts
A spicy gingerbread cookie with Kahlua for a coffee-infused flavor, with a Kahlua frosting for decorating.
A delicate, melt-in-your mouth little sandwich cookie.
Spiced Dutch Windmill Cookies normally formed with a special wooden speculaas mold.
A cutout cookie flavored with anise and cinnamon. Traditional in Latin America.
Chocolate Ginger Shortbread
Chocolate and crystallized ginger combine to update this classic favorite.
An almond-flavored shortbread sandwich cookie with a rich caramel filling in the middle. Popular in South American countries.