So like I said, these cookies took me about 2 hours to assemble. I also ran into some ingredient-related issues where I had a little but less than a cup of butter so I had to add extra cream cheese to make the dough still…Â doughyÂ and not crumbly chunks of butter in flour. You’re gonna need to dig out your old PlayDoh extruderÂ (you know that thing you shoved PlayDoh into and then squeezed out long squiggles or squares)Â or buy one from ToysRUs.
- 1 cup vegan butter
- 2 1/2 cups flour
- 3/4 cups sugar
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 2 tsp vanilla
- 2 tbsp vegan cream
- Vegan food colouring gel
- Cut the butter into the flour, salt, sugar until you get clumps of dough. Add cream cheese and vanilla until an actual dough forms. You may need to add more cream cheese or flour depending on the texture of the dough.
- Divide your dough appropriately (if you're using the space invader design, basically split it half and half and then take a chunk of one and add it to the other. If you're afraid you're not going to have enough white dough, make more white dough than green, 'cause like I said earlier, you can always add more food colouring.
- Add food colouring. I probably used about 8-10 drops green, and 2 drops yellow. Mix the colouring into the dough.
- Wrap the two chunks of dough and flatten them into discs. Chill in the fridge for about an hour or two, the colder the better. The dough is easier to extrude and work with when its super stiff.
- Start extruding the dough, start with the white first so that the green doesn't contaminate dye any of the white dough.
- Start the first layer of your design on top of some saran wrap. It's easier to wrap it in the end if you start on saran wrap. Make sure you straighten it so that when you pull the saran wrap, the lines don't move.
- Once you get the final layer, stand back and admire. Wrap it up in plastic wrap and gently flatten the layers together. This way you know all the "pixels" will stick together when you bake em. Once you have a good solid block, let it chill in the fridge again for another couple hours until it's a legitimately a cold, hard brick.
- Use a sharp knife to cut them into cookie slices.
- Bake in the oven at for about 7-8 minutes or until you see the edges start to look a little golden. Be careful though, the thinner they are, the faster they can get super crispy and not very tasty.
- Remove and let cool on a wire rack.
The ends’ll be a little special. =P
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