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Gluten-Free & Vegan Frosted Sugar Cookies

Course Dessert, Snack
Keyword cookies, gluten-free,dairy-free,, frosted cookies,, royal icing, sugar cookies, vegan, valentines day,


Gluten-Free Vegan Sugar Cookie Dough

  • 1/2 Cup Vegan Butter Earth Balance
  • 1/4 Cup Brown Sugar
  • 1/2 Cup Sugar or monk fruit replacement
  • 1 Tsp Almond Extract
  • 1 Tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1 3/4 Cups Gluten-Free Flour I used bob's red mill
  • 2 1/2 Tbsps Tapioca Flour
  • 1/2 Tsp Baking Soda
  • 1/4 Tsp Sea Salt
  • 2 Tbsps Cashew Milk (start with one 2 tablespoons until desired consistency)

Vegan Royal Icing

  • 3 Cups Powdered Sugar
  • 1 Tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1/2 Tsp Almond Extract
  • 4 Tbsps Aquafaba (juice from the garbanzo bean can)
  • 1/4 Tsp Cream of Tartar


Gluten-Free Vegan Sugar Cookie Dough

  1. Preheat oven to 350-degrees

  2. In an electric mixer, add room temperature butter, sugar, brown sugar, vanilla, and almond extract and mix on high.

  3. Sift in the flour, tapioca flour, baking soda, and sea salt.

  4. The dough will be super dry, add in the cashew milk one tablespoon at a time until you get the perfect cookie dough consistency. If you accidentally add too much milk, add a tablespoon of gluten-free flour.

  5. Flour your linen for the workspace, and roll the dough out 1/4 inch thick. Cut out your desired shapes, and add them to a non-stick baking sheet. Make sure the cookies are all the same size to keep them evenly cooked.

  6. Bake about 5-7 minutes.

    They'll be slightly golden, but make sure you do not overbake!

Vegan Royal Icing

  1. In an electric mixer, whisk the aquafaba and the cream of tartar on high for about three minutes, or until the mixture is foamy.

  2. Stir in the powdered sugar, vanilla, and almond extract.

    If it's too dry, add a teaspoon of milk, and if it's too runny add in more powdered sugar.

Frosting The Cookies

  1. Add the frosting to a squeeze bottle.

  2. Make sure the cookies are completely cool before frosting!

  3. They take about ten minutes for the icing to harden

  4. Have fun!