Vegan Gluten-Free Sugar Cookies

Vegan Gluten-Free Sugar Cookies

  • Prepare: 20M
  • Cook: 8M
  • Total: 28M
Vegan Gluten-Free Sugar Cookies

Vegan Gluten-Free Sugar Cookies

Diets

  • Vegetarian
  • Gluten free

Ingredients

  • Condiments

    • 1/2 cup Maple syrup, pure
  • Baking & Spices

    • 128 g 1 cup + 2 tablespoons blanched almond flour
    • 1 4 cup + 2 tablespoons white rice flour (60 g
    • 1/2 tsp Baking powder, aluminum free
    • 4 1/2 tbsp Coconut sugar
    • 7 tbsp Potato starch
    • 1/2 scant tsp Sea salt, fine
    • 2 1/2 tsp Vanilla extract
  • Dairy

    • 3/8 cup Cashew butter, raw
  • Time
  • Prepare: 20M
  • Cook: 8M
  • Total: 28M

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Description

Classic sugar cookies made vegan, gluten-free, oil-free and butter-free! Not only are these much healthier than the ones we grew up on, they are still every bit as delicious. These cookies are wonderfully soft, with a slight crispy edge. Make these for family and friends, they will love them!

Ingredients

  • 4 1/2 tablespoons coconut sugar, powdered (54 g, finely ground, see directions)
  • 1 cup + 2 tablespoons blanched almond flour (128 g, see Note below on brands)
  • 7 tablespoons potato starch, not potato flour (70 g, I use Bobs Red Mill )
  • 1/4 cup + 2 tablespoons white rice flour (60 g, make sure it is not the sticky white rice flour, just regular)
  • 1/2 teaspoon aluminum-free baking powder (I use double-acting)
  • scant 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1/2 cup pure maple syrup (120 mL)
  • 1/4 cup + 2 tablespoons raw cashew butter (make sure to use raw and no other added ingredients for it to work correctly in the recipe, I make my own, see here )
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • Optional: organic sprinkling sugar for topping if desired.
  • Note: To have the results turn out as I have here, make sure to use a kitchen scale, it is so important with gluten-free baking to get the right amounts, as even a couple of tablespoons off can alter results. Also, I did multiple trials of these cookies, so if you sub, its at your own risk, I cannot guarantee results, these were very challenging to create. The almond flour absolutely cannot be subbed, as it gives the main source of moisture to the cookies since these have no added oil. Its very important to use a finely ground blanched almond flour for the cookie texture to turn out right. They will not be soft likely if you use an almond meal or grind your own. If you use Bobs Red Mill, make sure to grind it down more first, then measure, because I never like the results of his almond flour b/c it is gritty, therefore dont use it in my baking usually. I recommend King Arthur brand or the Kroger brand called Simple Truth or the HEB brand if in Texas.

Directions

  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and line 2 dark metal cookie sheets with parchment paper. Lighter color pans or aluminum left these with too soft of bottoms.
  • First, you will need to blend up your coconut sugar down to a fine powder. I did this in my Vitamix in about 15 seconds. This gives better distribution of sweetness, and visual, to the cookies since coconut sugar granules are very gritty. It did not work in my food processor, so use a high-powered blender or coffee grinder. Beware, it will get very powdery! So, leave the lid on a few seconds to let it settle first. Add the sugar to a large bowl, making sure to scrape it all out.
  • Measure all your flours with a kitchen scale for accurate results. When measuring almond flour or starches, fluff them first to rid lumps and then scoop up with your cup and gently pat down to make sure there are no gaps, then level off. Add the almond flour, potato starch, rice flour, baking powder and salt to the bowl of sugar. Whisk very well until everything is well incorporated and no lumps remain. I jab my whisk around to break up lumps.
  • In a separate medium bowl, add the syrup, cashew butter and vanilla. (make sure if your cashew butter has firmed up, that warm it to a really smooth consistency before measuring. It should be smooth like a really soft buttercream frosting. Make sure to level off the measuring cup for accurate results). Whisk until its a completely smooth liquid. Pour over the dry ingredients slowly while stirring together the batter with a spoon. Stir the batter for several minutes, making sure all the flour is incorporated and it becomes really thick and stiff. Try not to eat all the batter, it is that good.
  • Using a tablespoon, scoop out a heaping tablespoon of dough and roll into 18 balls and place on the 2 pans. It is a sticky dough, but can be rolled into balls with your hands. Use a small piece of parchment paper to place over each cookie and press down each ball down to 1/4 inch thickness, no less or they will be too thin. Make sure to press down around the whole cookie evenly into a round shape. Sprinkle with sprinkling sugar, if desired, for a festive touch.
  • Note: I noticed these cook more done/faster with crispier bottoms when cooked on a dark metal pan, versus a light thick aluminum pan, so keep that in mind. Use a dark metal pan if possible, I preferred the results on a dark metal sheet pan (with parchment paper). Bake for about 8 minutes in cold weather and 10 mins for warmer/humid weather. If using a thick aluminum pan, it will likely take closer to 10 minutes for the bottoms to cook enough. The tops should have poofed up and the edges have a slight crackled effect. Keep in mind, ovens vary. So, remove them once they have poofed up nicely with slight crackled edges. They will seem slightly undecooked at first, but still cook as they cool, that is the nature of potato starch. Let them cool on the pan for 10 minutes as they will be too delicate to remove right away, then using a thin spatula, remove them to cool completely on a wire rack. Once completely cooled, store in a sealed container, so they dont dry out. These are best when consumed within the first day, as they start to dry out by the next day because of the starch and no oil factors. They are still good the next day, just not as moist. Another reason why its important not to overbake.

Nutrition

Serves 1 cookie
  • Prepare: PT20M
  • Cook Time: PT8M
  • TotalTime:
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Vegan Sugar Cookies (Gluten-Free, Oil-Free

Descrition:

These easy vegan sugar cookies are gluten-free, oil-free & just 8 ingredients! Soft, sweet, crispy, chewy & a wonderful vanilla flavor. Ready in 30 minutes.

Vegan Gluten-Free Sugar Cookies

  • Condiments

    • 1/2 cup Maple syrup, pure
  • Baking & Spices

    • 128 g 1 cup + 2 tablespoons blanched almond flour
    • 1 4 cup + 2 tablespoons white rice flour (60 g
    • 1/2 tsp Baking powder, aluminum free
    • 4 1/2 tbsp Coconut sugar
    • 7 tbsp Potato starch
    • 1/2 scant tsp Sea salt, fine
    • 2 1/2 tsp Vanilla extract
  • Dairy

    • 3/8 cup Cashew butter, raw

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Vegan Sugar Cookies (Gluten-Free, Oil-Free

These easy vegan sugar cookies are gluten-free, oil-free & just 8 ingredients! Soft, sweet, crispy, chewy & a wonderful vanilla flavor. Ready in 30 minutes.