So, a while ago I was reading a very entertaining post on TheSurfingPizza.com about a failed attempt at making Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle sugar cookies. A common problem, the dough got stuck in the very detailed cookie cutters. I mentioned in the comments I have a sugar cookie recipe that has never failed me yet with my vintage plastic HRM cookie cutters, and someone messaged me asking for that recipe. I dug it up and also found some old pictures of cookies I made with it once upon a time, and I am pleased to share with you all.
I have veganized the original recipe and halved it since I have never needed to make 100 sugar cookies at one time. This smaller batch will yield approximately 4 dozen cookies, depending on the shape and size of your cookie cutters.
HRM Sugar Cookies
Ener-G Egg Replacer equivalent to one egg
1 1/2 C sugar
1/4 tsp salt
3/4 C margarine
3/4 C non dairy milk
1/2 tsp vanilla (I don’t halve it bc I like the taste)
4 1/2 tsp baking powder
4 1/2 C flour
Preheat oven to 350.
In a large bowl, mix first six ingredients. Add flour and baking powder and mix until dough forms.
Remove small portions of dough and roll out to 1/4″ thickness. Cut into shapes.
Place on ungreased baking sheet and bake approximately 8 minutes, or until edges begin to brown. DO NOT OVER BAKE or cookies will be hard!
Dough may be frozen for later use. Make Sugar & Spice Cookies by adding a little cinnamon, all spice, and clove.
By the way, did you know you can still buy HRM cookie cutters today? It’s true! One day I hope to collect them all. You can order them online at CookieCutters.com.