When I think of the holidays, I think of cookies. Growing up we had a tradition of making hundreds of Christmas cookies to share with family and friends. I have many fond memories in the kitchen stamping out the dough, frosting the cookies and of course eating the tasty little treats. With our Vegan Sugar Cookie Recipe it’s okay to indulge a little this holiday season. We have come up with a healthier alternative to the sugar cookie. By making our goodies from scratch we know exactly what they are made of. We want to steer clear of prepackaged cookie mixes that tend to be packed with chemicals and ingredients that are less than desirable. This holiday season feel good about serving a healthier alternative to the average sugar cookie. It has the flavor you love without all the toxic chemicals. Plus our Vegan Sugar Cookie Recipe is a delicious vegan treat, gluten-free and dairy-free.
Vegan Sugar Cookie Recipe
What You’ll Need:
1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 cup soft but not melted coconut oil
1/4 cup unsweetened coconut milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 1/2 cups unbleached all-purpose gluten-free flour
(we like the brand Bob’s Red Mill)
2 tablespoons cornstarch (or arrowroot powder)
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon cream of tartar
2 cups powdered sugar
2 tablespoon coconut, soy, or almond milk
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
Optional for decorating: Natural Food Coloring
What You’ll Do:
Preheat oven to 375°F. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper to prevent the cookies from sticking to the pan. Divide dough in half. If the dough is too stiff let it warm up a little before rolling it out. On a floured surface, roll each dough half to 1/4” in thickness. Use cookie cutters to make your favorite shapes. Place shapes on the cookie sheet 2 inches apart and bake 7-8 minutes. Allow the cookies to cool completely on a wire rack before decorating.
In a large bowl, beat the first 5 ingredients with an electric mixer on medium speed to combine. Sift in the dry ingredients until blended. If dough is too crumbly, add a splash more milk. Cover and refrigerate at least 2 hours.
To make icing, place powdered sugar and milk in a small bowl. Whisk until smooth. Add in a couple drops of food coloring. If the mixture is to runny, add powdered sugar until it can easily be spread with out running off the cookies.
Enjoy your sweet treats! In the comments below let us know how much you love this Vegan Sugar Cookie Recipe. Be sure to share some with your friends!
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