we always call them "cut-outs" but i know they go by lots of names. i’m looking to hear about tried-and-true veganizations, if you’ve got ’em. my dad’s side of the family is BIG on cut-outs for the holidays, and this will be the third year that we make a vegan version along with the regular cookies. i’m not totally sure that i want to stick with the ones we used the past two years, though… while quite tasty, they’re different enough from our non-vegan version that they stand out. i’d like to find a recipe that is more similar, so that maybe we can stop making two versions and just go with the vegan ones. i’m selfish like that.
the past two years, we’ve used the "mum’s sugar cookies" in garden of vegan. they’re very good, but they’re a little sweeter and crispier than my family’s usual version, and i also find that we have to tinker with the icing quite a bit before we get it right.
right now i’m considering the sugar cookies in the new joy of vegan baking, along with the royal icing from the same book. has anyone made those yet? or do you have a different cut-out recipe you’ve tried, and would like to steer me toward? i’m also looking for great icing recipes! if i get a chance to try the joy of vegan baking versions, i’ll report back and let you know how it went.