Cooking by kittee:

This recipe makes crunchy, yummy cookies that are perfect for decorating cakes and ornaments.

What You Need:

What You Do:

  1. Cream together the Earth Balance and sugar until very light and fluffy.
  2. Beat in the flax mixture and extract or liquer.
  3. Mix together the dry ingredients (flour, cocoa, and baking powder) and beat into the wet ingredients.
  4. Gather the dough into a ball, wrap in parchment or waxed paper and refrigerate for two hours, or freeze briefly to chill.
  5. When your dough is chilled and you're ready to make the cookies, preheat the oven to 350F.
  6. Dust your rolling surface with powdered sugar and roll out half of the dough (keep the other half in the fridge) about 1/3 inch thick (if you go thinner, they will be super-duper crunchy, and i prefer them to be a touch soft in the middle.). Cut out into desired shapes. Be careful, as the dough warms up it gets a bit trickier to roll...
  7. Place your cut-outs on a greased cookie sheet and bake 10-12 minutes. Let rest for ten minutes and remove with a spatula to a cooling rack. (Grease the cookie sheet even if you are using a non-stick pan because they will stick otherwise).
  8. Allow to cool completely and frost. (You can make a really nice cookie icing that hardens by adding the tiniest amount of soymilk or liquer to a small amount of powdered sugar with coloring paste).

This makes enough cookies to go crazy on a double layer cake, plus to bring to work for friends and then some for mandatory cookie tasting/testing.