Reflecting on years past, I thought I'd do a repost. Enjoy, and here's to a wonderful 2011!
Warning: These must be eaten in moderation! I veganized a shortbread recipe from my old Mrs. Field's cookie book, which does not skimp on butter and sugar. Thus the warning. I am attempting to lower my blood pressure by losing 5 lbs. as my doctor suggested, so I baked these for my crew... honest! I did taste a bit to make sure they were good, though ;) Ok, back to the treadmill!
2 sticks of vegan margarine (I told you!)
1/4 C. light brown sugar
2 tsp. vanilla
2 C. all purpose flour
strawberry (or other) jam
Cream the margarine and sugar, then add the vanilla and flour and mix until you get a smooth dough. Arrange on a prepared cookie sheet (they won't spread, so you can fit a lot) for 10-12 minutes at 350 degrees. Lightly golden when done.
For the "pinwheel" cookies, I rolled out the dough on a floured surface and cut it into squares. I then cut a line from each corner towards the center. Put some jam in the middle of the square, and folded every other corner to meet in the center. Got tired after a while, and made the rest into thumbprint cookies!
Do you remember the story of the polar bear that visited the huskies? I came across this picture, and it made me smile! If a wild bear can be loving towards a fellow animal, why can't we?
If you haven't already, read the full story - the other pics are SO cute!