>> Saturday, January 28, 2012
So you may or may not have noticed that I took a bit of an impromptu blog break over the holidays. The holidays can be tough as a veggie, so I hope you all made it out alive and well. Personally, I had a great break, which I spent eating awesome veg food with family and friends. The highlight of my break was finally getting to meet my lil' baby cousin, Charlie. Isn't she cute!?
1/4 tsp peppermint extract, according to taste (or any flavored extract)
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
3-4 TBL almond milk (as needed until you get the consistency you want)
Food coloring optional
Just because the holidays are over doesn't mean you can't make these awesome sugar cookies. In fact, if you have some heart-shaped cookie cutters, these would be perfect for Valentines Day. Bake em' up for your sweetie (or yourself if you don't have a sweetie) cause they're yummy AND CUTE!
For the icing, I used peppermint extract for the holidays but you might want to try something different, or nothing at all. With whatever flavoring you use (ESPECIALLY peppermint), add the TINIEST bit at a time cause it can very easily overpower the icing. Add the almond milk into the powdered sugar until it is the desired texture and then add the flavoring. Finally, decorate!
Second, I offer up this awesome pairing of Bruschetta and Olive Tapenade...