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Two very exciting things. One, here is a late-night recipe post for the most delicious (and easy) Christmas cookies. Make them now and thank me later. And the second thing, after many requests, I finally started a YouTube channel! Go subscribe! It’s all very exciting! Yes!
I’ve actually had a YouTube channel for a while now, but it’s all video game playthroughs and old Twitch streams, which you can totally go watch if you want to but I imagine many of you are like “sorry dawg, it’s a no from me”. Soooo I decided to start a secondary channel for Panthers & Peonies. Plus I adore making videos, so I just get to do more of what I love, which is a plus.
So these cookies… I’m obsessed. I make them every Christmas and include them in every cookie platter I make, regardless of what time of year it is. Yes, they’re that delicious. They look simple, and honestly they are, but to me that’s part of why they’re so good. Nothing but buttery, crumbly, deliciousness.
Here’s What I Used:
Christmas Butter Cookies (Vegan)
- 200 grams vegan butter
- 150 grams powdered sugar
- 1 Tbsp. cornstarch
- 320 grams all-purpose flour
- 1 Tbsp. vanilla extract
- Preheat the oven to 350ºF.
- Mix the cornstarch with 2 Tbsp. water, and stir together until completely smooth. Set aside.
- In the bowl of a stand mixer, cream together the butter and powdered sugar until light and fluffy, about 5 minutes.
- Add the vanilla extract and salt to the butter mixture, then cream together on medium for 2 minutes until fully incorporated.
- Sift the flour into the bowl, then turn the mixer on low and let run until just barely combined. Pour in the cornstarch mixture, scrape down the sides of the bowl, and let mix for an additional minute.
- Scoop the cookie dough into a piping bag fitted with a star tip (this creates the traditional wreath shape, but you can pipe them into whatever shape you want). Pipe small circles onto a parchment-lined baking sheet, then let chill in the fridge for 10 minutes.
- Bake the cookies for 10-13 minutes until they are set and lightly golden brown on the edges.
- Once completely cool, drizzle with chocolate. You can also leave them plain (they’re just as delicious)!
One more thing: I have a ton of ideas for things to film, but I want to hear from you guys as well. What are you interested in watching? Baking videos? Fashion and OOTDs? Funny videos and challenges? Lemme know! ♡