Vegan Sugar Cookie Recipe For Christmas For Kids!! avocado sugar cookies, avocado frosting, strawberry frosting, oat flour cookies

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Two Healthy & Vegan Sugar Cookie Recipes For Christmas For Kids!!

Vegan Sugar Cookie Recipe For Christmas For Kids!! avocado sugar cookies, avocado frosting, strawberry frosting

In this article you will find two Healthy & Vegan Sugar Cookie Recipes For Christmas For Kids, along with two colored vegan frosting recipes, dyed with real fruit so no worrying about food dyes! These are also super healthy cookie recipes that you could make anytime for fun activity and little treat! They’re not just empty calories!!

Do your kids love celebrating Christmas with making tons of cookies, or eating tons of cookies?

As a child, that may be the highlight of the holidays, well that and getting presents.

But, as parents, after the first couple of years, we start to see how those cookies and too much sugar can have a negative impact on our child’s mood and energy levels.

Sugar crash, anyone?

Luckily, you can make delicious Christmas cookies without tons of sugar!!

The recipes below has;

  • about half the sugar as ‘regular’
  • oat flour (instead of all purpose- making the ones below healthier!)
  • flax eggs instead of ‘regular’ eggs, so no cholesterol!
  • and ONE of them replaces vegan butter with AVOCADO!!

If you’re interested in other healthier Christmas cookies, be sure to check out:

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Vegan Sugar Cookie Recipe For Christmas For Kids!! avocado sugar cookies, avocado frosting, strawberry frosting, oat flour cookies

How to Make These Vegan Sugar Recipes

First, decide if you want to make both sugar cookie recipes, the avocado and oat, of just one.

I like making both at the same time, I have two little helpers, so one dough per kid who is old enough to help bake!

So, we’ll go through both recipes at the same time, as they have the same directions, the only difference is that one uses avocado puree and the other uses vegan butter.

Start by preparing the flax eggs. Use a different container for each dough you’re making.

If you don’t know how to make a flax egg, it’s one tablespoon flax meal (ground flax seeds) to about 3 tablespoons water.

You’ll need two flax eggs per dough. So stir together 2 tablespoons flax meal with 6 tablespoons water in one small bowl, then do it again in another bowl.

Then, for the avocado sugar cookie;

  • start by pureeing avocado, or warming up frozen avocado cubes. (When I get avocados, I get a bag of them, puree them with a little water, like I would with baby purees, then freeze them in this ice cube tray; this way I always have avocado on hand when I need it, and none goes to waste!)
  • Cream together the avocado puree and the brown sugar.

For the oat sugar cookie;

  • start by creaming together the vegan butter and the brown sugar.

See, simple, starts out like any sugar cookie recipe.

Next for both cookies;

  • Stir in the flax eggs.
  • Stir in the vanilla.
  • Add the oat flour to the top in each mixing bowl.
  • Add the baking powder on top of the flour.
  • Start mixing the baking powder into the flour and then mix everything together well to form the dough.

At this point you’ll be able to form the dough into a ball and place on a floured surfarce.

Vegan Sugar Cookie Recipe For Christmas For Kids!! avocado sugar cookies, avocado frosting, strawberry frosting, oat flour cookies
Vegan Sugar Cookie Recipe For Christmas For Kids!! avocado sugar cookies, avocado frosting, strawberry frosting, oat flour cookies

Then, press the dough down and start rolling it out with a rolling pin.

It should be about 1/4 to 1/2 inch thick when rolled out.

If you’re having your kids do this mostly by themselves, they may need a little help at this point.

If you don’t have a lot of counter space to work with, it’s fine to roll out half the dough at a time.

Vegan Sugar Cookie Recipe For Christmas For Kids!! avocado sugar cookies, avocado frosting, strawberry frosting, oat flour cookies
Vegan Sugar Cookie Recipe For Christmas For Kids!! avocado sugar cookies, avocado frosting, strawberry frosting, oat flour cookies

Once the dough is rolled out and flattened, then comes the fun part!!

Let your kids cut out the dough with cookie cutters.

We used Christmas cookie cutters, feel free to do the same.

(Or, if you find this recipe another time during the year, customize it to the season your in or use generic cookie cutters that are awesome any time of year!)

This is also the best time to preheat the oven to 350°F and line a cookie tray with parchment paper or a silicone mat.

Vegan Sugar Cookie Recipe For Christmas For Kids!! avocado sugar cookies, avocado frosting, strawberry frosting, oat flour cookies
Vegan Sugar Cookie Recipe For Christmas For Kids!! avocado sugar cookies, avocado frosting, strawberry frosting, oat flour cookies

Carefully take the cut dough out from the rest of the dough. This is another part you may need to help with.

Place the raw cookies on parchment paper or a silpat mat that is on your cookie tray.

Wait for the tray to be full before you place it in the preheated oven.

Bake for 8-10 minutes.

Vegan Sugar Cookie Recipe For Christmas For Kids!! avocado sugar cookies, avocado frosting, strawberry frosting, oat flour cookies
Vegan Sugar Cookie Recipe For Christmas For Kids!! avocado sugar cookies, avocado frosting, strawberry frosting, oat flour cookies

You’ll notice that there is a lot of dough left after your kids are done with cutting out shapes.

Roll it into a ball, roll flat, and do it again til all of the dough is used up!

While the cookies are either in the oven, or while you are giving them the time they need to cool; make the icing.

Start with 1 cup powdered sugar, the non-dairy milk, and vanilla and stirring everything together.

Do this twice, in two different bowls. Just like the cookies, there are two different icing recipes, and it’s 100% worth making both!

Then, for the green icing, add in the pureed avocado and more powdered sugar as needed. Stir and add in more powdered sugar til you reach the consistent you would like. You shouldn’t need more than 2 cups powdered sugar in total per icing.

Then, for the pink icing, add in a melted strawberry (heat in microwave at 30 second intervals til there is liquid- keep an eye on it to make sure it doesn’t explode!) and more powdered sugar as needed. Stir and add in more powdered sugar til you reach the consistent you would like. You shouldn’t need more than 2 cups powdered sugar in total per icing.

Once the icings are done and the cookies are cool; have fun decorating the cookies and enjoy eating them, too!

Vegan Sugar Cookie Recipe For Christmas For Kids!! avocado sugar cookies, avocado frosting, strawberry frosting, oat flour cookies

Christmas Green Vegan Sugar Cookies

This vegan sugar cookie recipe is perfect for Christmas with the natural green coloring from the avocados! Yes, avocado replaces the vegan butter in this recipe, so it is super healthy for kids. No need to feel guilty about your kids eating these!

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword avocado, Christmas, cookies
Author Shawna Clapper

Ingredients

  • ½ cup pureed Avocado
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 2 flax eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • cup oat flour (+ more for rolling and cutting the dough)

Instructions

  1. First puree the avocado (or bring to room temperature if using frozen pureed avocado cubes.

  2. Cream together the sugar with the avocado.

  3. Stir in the flax eggs and vanilla.

  4. Add the oat flour and baking powder on top, then stir well til it forms a dough.

  5. Flour a surface with flour (I use all purpose flour for this, but use what you have) and preheat oven to 350°F.

  6. Roll the dough into a ball, then roll flat with a rolling pin, about ¼-½ inch thick.

  7. Get your cookie cutters and cut out the shapes to fill a cookie tray.

  8. Bake the cookies at 350°F for about 8-10 minutes.

  9. Let cool and decorate with one, or both, of the frosting recipes below!!

Recipe Notes

*If you have more dough after filling a cookie tray, simply roll into a ball, roll flat with the rolling pin and cut out more cookies!

Vegan Oat Flour Sugar Cookies

These oat flour sugar cookies are ones that both you and your kids will love! Using fun holiday shapes your kids will have fun making them and be proud to eat what they've helped make. And with the use of oat flour instead of all purpose flour, you can feel better about them eating so many of their beautiful creations!

Author Shawna Clapper

Ingredients

  • ½ cup vegan butter (we love Earth Balance)
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 2 flax eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • cup oat flour (+ more for rolling and cutting the dough)

Instructions

  1. Cream together the sugar with the vegan butter.

  2. Stir in the flax eggs and vanilla.
  3. Add the oat flour and baking powder on top, then stir well til it forms a dough.
  4. Flour a surface with flour (I use all purpose flour for this, but use what you have) and preheat oven to 350°F.
  5. Roll the dough into a ball, then roll flat with a rolling pin, about ¼-½ inch thick.
  6. Get your cookie cutters and cut out the shapes to fill a cookie tray.
  7. Bake the cookies at 350°F for about 8-10 minutes.
  8. Let cool and decorate with one, or both, of the frosting recipes below!!

Recipe Notes

*If you have more dough after filling a cookie tray, simply roll into a ball, roll flat with the rolling pin and cut out more cookies!

Avocado Icing

This healthier avocado icing is delicious and pairs well with either of the two sugar cookies above! Sure, it still has powdered sugar in it, but it has avocado, too! No Food Dye!

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword icing, vegan dessert
Author Shawna Clapper

Ingredients

  • 1-2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 tbsp non-dairy milk (we use almond milk)
  • ½ tsp vanilla
  • 1 tbsp pureed avocado

Instructions

  1. Stir together 1 cup powdered sugar, the non-dairy milk, vanilla, and avocado.

  2. If too liquidy for the consistency you would like; add more powdered sugar.

  3. Once done, use to frost cooled sugar cookies.

Recipe Notes

*Store extra in a sealed container in the fridge.

Strawberry Icing

Enjoy using this strawberry icing on your sugar cookies! Pink isn't just for girls, and it doesn't use food dyes!

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword icing, strawberry, vegan dessert
Author Shawna Clapper

Ingredients

  • 1-2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 tbsp non-dairy milk (we use almond milk)
  • ½ tsp vanilla
  • 2-3 strawberries (melted in microwave or on stove)

Instructions

  1. Stir together 1 cup powdered sugar, the non-dairy milk, vanilla, and melted strawberries.

  2. If too liquidy for the consistency you would like; add more powdered sugar.
  3. Once done, use to frost cooled sugar cookies.

Recipe Notes

*Store extra in a sealed container in the fridge.

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Want to Remember this Recipe for Christmas? Pin Two Healthy & Vegan Sugar Cookie Recipes For Christmas For Kids!! to your favorite Christmas Pinterest board!!

Vegan Sugar Cookie Recipe For Christmas For Kids!! avocado sugar cookies, avocado frosting, strawberry frosting, oat flour cookies

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