While many will argue that cooking is an art, we left-brained types find solace in the scientific side of baking. Though there is always some room for creativity, ingredient quantities aren’t very forgiving when getting a cookie to achieve the perfect sweetness and texture.
Yet, Hannah, author of My Sweet Vegan, never fails to beautifully merge both art and science in her baking, testing flavors and mastering techniques while always seeking to create something new. This holiday season, she shares some sweet secrets that she has discovered while experimenting in the kitchen.
Not Just “Plain Vanilla” takes you through the various types of vanilla (who knew there were so many?) and where they will work best in your baking. Cut it Out is a step-by-step tutorial with tips and photos on how to successfully make cut out sugar cookies. And once those are done, you will likely find Ice Ice Baby useful, Hannah’s top ten tips on icing cookies. You say you need some dairy-free cookie recipes to use all of these great tips? How about these:
Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free Cut-Out Sugar Cookies from Gluten-Free Mom
Vegan Gingerbread Cut-Out Cookies from the PPK
More Gingerbread Vegans from Shmooed Food
Vegan Sugar Cookies from VegFamily
Gluten-Free Gingerbread Cookies from Only Sometimes Clever
Just Dairy-Free Gingerbread Cookies from About.com