Cut-Out Sugar Cookies
2 cups dairy free margarine
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 tbsp vinegar plus enough soy milk to make 1 cup
1 tbsp vanilla extract
2 tsp baking soda and 1/4 tsp salt dissolved in 2 tbsp hot water
8 cups flour
Use an electric mixer to cream the margarine and sugar. Add the vinegar-soy milk mixture and beat again. Add the vanilla and the baking soda-salt-hot water mixture and beat again. Add the flour one cup at a time, beating after each addition, until a stiff dough forms. Roll out a portion of the dough to 1/4" thick. Cut with cookie cutters as desired. Place the cut-outs on parchment paper lined baking sheets. Bake at 350 for 8-10 minutes or until the cookies are set and the bottoms are lightly browned. Repeat with the remaining dough, re-rolling as needed.
* You can decorate the cookies with sprinkles before they are baked. They store better and are longer lasting this way. You can also bake the cookies then frost and decorate them once cooled.
* You can add food coloring to each portion of the dough to form different colors.
* Other extracts can also be used such as orange and lemon.
* The bigger the cookie cutter you use, the softer the cookies will stay.