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I don’t know about you, but one of my favourite things about the holiday season is all of the baking. I love spending time in the kitchen baking different cookies and treats to share with my loved ones. However, my favourite part is without a doubt eating everything I bake. I thought I would share with you some of my favourite (vegan) recipes for the holidays – bon appétit!


The Sugar Cookie: This cookie is a Christmas classic: so sweet and delicious, but also fully customizable to however you want to decorate it!


Cookie Ingredients


  • 1 ¼ cup flour
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ¼ tsp baking soda
  • ½ cup butter
  • 1-2 tbsp water
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract




  • Cream the butter and sugar together
  • Add the remaining wet ingredients
  • Mix in the baking soda and flour until well combined
  • Refrigerate dough at least half an hour (overnight for best results)
  • Preheat the oven to 350℉
  • Roll out the dough and cut into your desired shapes
  • Freeze the shapes for 10-30 minutes before baking
  • Bake for 7-10 minutes
  • Let cool before icing


Icing Ingredients


  • 1 cup icing sugar
  • 4 tsp almond milk (or any milk of your choice)
  • 2 tsp light corn syrup
  • ¼ tsp almond extract
  • Food dye (optional)




  • Combine all ingredients until the icing is smooth
  • If you want multiple colours, divide icing into multiple bowls and add a couple of drops of each colour you want
  • Decorate your cookies!



Gingerbread Truffles: This next recipe is for the lazy but want-to-be gourmet baker! 




  • 1 box of spice cake mix
  • 1 can of clear soda (ginger ale, sprite etc)
  • 1 tsp cinnamon 
  • ¼-½ tsp ground clove
  • ¼-½ tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tub of store-bought vanilla frosting
  • 1 cup of chocolate chips




  • Preheat oven according to package directions on the cake box
  • In a bowl combine the cake mix, soda and spices
  • Bake according to package directions
  • Let the cake cool completely
  • Using your hands crumble the cake entirely, mixing in the tub of icing
  • Roll into little balls and freeze
  • Once frozen, melt the chocolate chips – you can also keep them plain (they are still delicious!)
  • Dip the balls into the chocolate and return them to the freezer
  • Enjoy!

*keep stored in fridge or freezer 


Although this holiday season will be an unusual one, I hope that you can still enjoy some quality (virtual) time with your friends and family, maybe with a delicious treat in hand!

Virginia Howard

McMaster '24

Virginia is a first-year social science student! You can find her at home studying or playing with her two little kids, or out travelling the world or dancing!
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