Last night, for Christmas, I tried to make sugar cookies using the recipe from page 119 of "The Joy of Vegan Baking" by Colleen Patrick-Goudreau. I'm not new to vegan baking by any stretch, but this was the first recipe I've tried from that book, which was a long-awaited Christmas gift.
I followed the directions, but what I got was not "a smooth batter" but ... crumbs. It tasted like sugar cookies, but looked more like damp graham-cracker pie crust fixings than anything else. Even after chilling, it wasn't really usable, and we ended up tossing the batch.
My only variations from the recipe were that I used whole-wheat all-purpose flour and turbinado granulated sugar. Could either of those have been my downfall?
I was heartbroken, and we were left cookieless on Christmas. Any ideas where I went wrong?
Thanks in advance for your help, and happy holidays to all.