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Rolled Natural Sugar Cookies

Rolled Natural Sugar Cookies

Children love these colorful and festive holiday cut-out cookies that are made from whole foods and decorated with colorful fruits and vegetables. Not only will they not know what they are “missing” compared to decorating with candy, but there is a great chance that they will come to love this new tradition associated with the holiday season.

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 1/2 cups choice of whole foods sweetener
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 teaspoons vanilla
  • 2 3/4 cups organic whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Cream the butter and in a large mixing bowl. Beat in the eggs one at a time, then stir in the vanilla. Combine the dry ingredients in a small bowl, and stir into the butter mixture a bit at time, blending thoroughly as you go. Pat the dough into a ball, cover, and refrigerate for at least three hours or overnight.

Lightly flour a cutting board, and roll dough out to about 1/4-inch thick.

Cut out cookies with cookie cutters. Decorate with colorful pieces of fruit, such as pieces of organic blueberry and cranberry, grated carrot, diced cucumber peels, and apricots. Place cookie on a lightly greased cookie sheet and bake in a preheated 350 F oven until golden, about 8 minutes.

Makes about 4 dozen cookies.

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Annie B. Bond

Annie is a renowned expert in non-toxic and green living. She was named one of the top 20 environmental leaders by Body and Soul Magazine and "the foremost expert on green living." - Body & Soul Magazine, 2009. Learn Annie's latest eco-friendly news on anniebbond.com, a website dedicated to healthy and green living.

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1:46PM PDT on Aug 22, 2013

Delicious recipe,must try it.thanks for sharing

1:39PM PDT on Mar 13, 2013

Thank you

8:20AM PDT on Mar 13, 2013

Thank you Annie. They sound good.

12:20AM PDT on Mar 27, 2012

Thanks.

4:20AM PST on Dec 14, 2010

Thanks.

4:26AM PST on Dec 8, 2010

Thanks

12:15AM PDT on Jun 5, 2010

thanks

9:08AM PDT on Apr 28, 2010

THANKS!

8:42AM PST on Feb 17, 2010

yummy

7:02AM PDT on Oct 9, 2009

These sound lovely, but I will have to try them with butter flavored Crisco - no dairy in my diet (allergy). Too bad so many treats rely on butter, condensed milk and other cow milk products :-(

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