equinox cookies

sugar pumpkin cookies 229The Autumnal Equinox has arrived and right on cue the temperatures have dropped to a reasonable level. To celebrate being able to turn on the oven without turning the entire apartment into a sauna, I made a batch of fall sugar cookies with maple icing.

sugar pumpkin cookies 227sugar pumpkin cookies 228Sugar cookies are easy if you remember to make the dough in advance. I mixed these up yesterday and then spent the entire evening wishing it was time to bake them. I’m happy to say I still have half the dough waiting in the fridge for later in the week since I’ve already eaten about a third of the batch I baked this morning. I used the recipe from Vegan Cookies Invade Your Cookie Jar which is one of the simpler vegan sugar cookie recipes out there.

The maple icing is just a tad maplely; just a hint for the beginning of fall. It hardens just enough to have a glossy sheen without being crunchy. Here is the recipe:

Maple Icing

1 1/2 tsp egg replacer
2 Tbsp water
2 Tbsp maple syrup
1 1/2 cup sifted powdered sugar
1 drop orange food coloring (optional)

With a hand mixer, whip the water and egg replacer until frothy. Add in maple syrup and continue to whip for a bit longer. Sift in the powdered sugar an mix until combined. Add in food coloring if desired. Use right away or cover with a damp cloth.

With fall’s arrival I’m looking forward to more baked goods and more fall crafting as it is the perfect time to cozy up with a classic movie and work on knitting and quilting projects. I still haven’t come up with any Halloween costume ideas that have stood out. I’ll have to keep brainstorming. What are you excited for this fall?

5 Responses to “equinox cookies”
  1. Really, what am I not excited for when it comes to fall? It’s the happiest time of year for me. I get to wear boots and layers, celebrate my sweetheart’s birthday, burn candles and watch the season change before my eyes. I just love it.

    • miss alix says:

      I can’t wait for jackets and sweaters and boots! There’s not much season changing here to watch, but at least it cools down.

  2. maggie says:

    These are adorable! And the maple frosting sounds amazing.

  3. rox says:

    that icing recipe alone is inspiring me to bake something!!

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