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The Best Non-Dairy Vegan Butter for Roll Out Sugar Cookies

Need to make some delicious sugar cookies without dairy and don't want to waste ingredients with a non-dairy butter that won't work? You're in luck! I tried out all the leading non-dairy butters I could find and ranked them by flavor, texture, and spread. Keep reading for the best non-dairy butter for roll out decorated cookies! Whether by preference or due to an allergy, if you've ever found yourself in need of substituting your tried and true ingredients and brands with an unknown ingredient, it can be frustrating to go through all the effort and expense of making, rolling, cutting, and baking sugar cookies only to discover that they've spread horribly or taste like... well... like nothing YOU want to eat. Much less share with others.  I get asked A LOT about butter substitutes. I've tried a few different kinds of non-dairy butters with mixed results. I was trying to figure out some kind of sciencey-type formula based on the ratio of fat to water to.... I

Teacher Appreciation Color Palette and Icing Color Formulas

Use this icing color palette and the formulas to make icing for your next school or teacher cookie project!!  I used Chefmaster brand food coloring for all of these formulas.  If you're not sure what the "parts" mean, or how to use these formulas, check out THIS POST for detailed step-by-step photos!  When I make different colors with the same ratios (like the red and pink above), I usually make the darkest color first. Then I add some of the darker colored icing into a bowl of fresh white icing to make a lighter version of the same icing.  See more of my color palettes and formulas HERE !  I made these colors to match these fun Teacher Appreciation pouches from Miss Cookie Packaging. You can snag some of them HERE .  All of these cookies were made with cutters from the Sweet Sugarbelle Mini Cutter TWO set. You can get them all HERE . 

April Showers Spring Color Palette and Icing Color Formulas

Use this icing color palette and the formulas to make icing for your next spring or flower cookie project!!  I used Chefmaster brand food coloring for all of these formulas.  If you're not sure what the "parts" mean, or how to use these formulas, check out THIS POST for detailed step-by-step photos!  When I make different colors with the same ratios (like the top two blues above), I usually make the darkest color first. Then I add some of the darker colored icing into a bowl of fresh white icing to make a lighter version of the same icing.  See how I made the tropical flower cookies HERE!! Grab the cutters/supplies:  tropical flower cutter ,   rose cutter ,  sun cutter ,  cloud cutter ,  leaf cutter ,  splash cutter ,  bow cutter ,  letter cutters , and  black marker . See more of my color palettes and formulas HERE! 

How To Make Decorated Tropical Flower Sugar Cookies

 Learn how to make some brightly colored tropical flower decorated sugar cookies with this royal icing cookie decorating tutorial!! My brain follows a semi-predictable pattern every spring.  YEAY!!!!!!!!!! I haven't seen the sun in 62 years! It's finally spring again! I love you Spring! I love you! I'm going to take you home and squish you and love you forev----

Valentine's Day LOVE Color Palette and Icing Color Formulas

 Use this icing color palette and the formulas to make icing for your next Valentine's Day cookie project!! I used Chefmaster brand food coloring for all of these formulas.  If you're not sure what the "parts" mean, or how to use these formulas, check out THIS POST for detailed step-by-step photos!  When I make different colors with the same ratios (like the pinks above), I usually make the darkest color first. Then I add some of the darker colored icing into a bowl of fresh white icing to make a lighter version of the same icing.  When I make very light or pale icing colors, I mix the food coloring into a very small amount of icing (2 tablespoons) first and then use that saturated icing to color the rest of my icing. (Check out THIS POST for details.) I recommend doing this for the light aqua color. It's really easy to over saturate that one.  See how I made the LOVE ❤ cookies HERE!! Grab the LOVE ❤ cutters HERE.  See more of my color palettes and formulas HER

How To Make Decorated LOVE Valentine Sugar Cookies

Learn how to make some fun LOVE Valentine decorated sugar cookies with this royal icing cookie decorating tutorial!!  Some people LOOOOOOVE Valentine's Day. And some don't so much. It used to be my absolute favorite holiday of the year. Hands down. No contest. I know. Better than Halloween?! Better than Christmas?!! How is that possible? The answer is actually quite simple.

Charcuterie Color Palette and Icing Color Formulas

Use this icing color palette and the formulas to make icing for your next charcuterie board cookie project!!  I used Chefmaster brand food coloring for all of these formulas.  If you're not sure what the "parts" mean, or how to use these formulas, check out THIS POST for detailed step-by-step photos!  When I make different colors with the same ratios (like the purples above), I usually make the darkest color first. Then I add some of the darker colored icing into a bowl of fresh white icing to make a lighter version of the same icing.  See how I made the charcuterie board cookies HERE!! See more of my color palettes and formulas HERE! 

How To Make Decorated Charcuterie Sugar Cookies

Learn how to make some quick and easy charcuterie themed decorated sugar cookies with this royal icing cookie decorating tutorial!!  So... this year happened.  And it just kept happening. And then I made charcuterie board cookies that I've been wanting to make for years and years.  And then the year was over. The end. Feel like celebrating with more sugar and more cookies while totally pretending that it's healthy and full of protein and nutrients?! I've got you covered.  How to make charcuterie decorated sugar cookies: See it all come together in this charcuterie board cookie decorating video tutorial. You can also put them in large pastry liners in a baking box for a more transportable charcuterie board! NEED MORE??  Get the cutters: circles , squares , almond/heart , grapes/rose , strawberry , and olives . (You could also use a mini egg cutter for the olives!) See how I made the non-iced cracker cookies and get the recipe for the whi

Day TWELVE - 12 Days of Giving with LilaLoa and Sweet Sugarbelle

It's DAY TWELVE!!! I hope you are ready for this! If you're new to the biggest cookie decorating giveaway party on the planet-- Callye from over at  Sweet Sugarbelle  and I talk to all of our favorite vendors who are BEYOND generous and awesome and all the good things that ever were, and we organize twelve days of cookie decorating giveaways as our way of celebrating YOU and all your support of us by keeping up with our posts on blogs and social media, You Tube, and by buying and using our products to create cookie masterpieces of your own. This is our way of saying  THANK YOU!! And today is the cherry on top because you get not one, not two, but SEVEN different prizes!! AND  You still get to enter on my blog and you can hop over to Sweet Sugarbelle to enter her completely separate...but identical giveaway!!

Day ELEVEN - 12 Days of Giving with LilaLoa and Sweet Sugarbelle - Stencibelle

Welcome to Day 11 of the Seventh Annual 12 Days of Giving with LilaLoa and Sweet Sugarbelle! If you're new to the biggest cookie decorating giveaway party on the planet-- Callye from over at  Sweet Sugarbelle  and I talk to all of our favorite vendors who are BEYOND generous and awesome and all the good things that ever were, and we organize twelve days of cookie decorating giveaways as our way of celebrating YOU and all your support of us by keeping up with our posts on blogs and social media, You Tube, and by buying and using our products to create cookie masterpieces of your own. This is our way of saying  THANK YOU!! And what's better than one giveaway?  TWO DUPLICATE GIVEAWAYS, TWICE A DAY ON EACH BLOG!!!  That means -- every single day -- you can enter FOUR completely separate and awesome giveaways!  On the Eleventh Day of Giving, Stencibelle is giving away -- A $500 Gift Card!! (This is not a drill. That is NOT a typo.)