Iced Sugar Cookies

Iced Sugar Cookies

Iced Sugar Cookies

Happiness is an iced sugar cookie. It’s the kind of dessert I never refuse. And who could? The experience is just too lovely–the slight crunch when biting through the icing, the chewy cookie center and let’s not forget the comforting, sugary vanilla flavor. Yum!! All this deliciousness while being grain and dairy free–it can be done! And it just so happens to make the perfect Valentine’s Day gift. So let’s get to baking and decorating, only a few days left until the big day!

Whisk dry ingredients. Create a well in the center of the mix. Add egg, *butter and vanilla into well. Using your hands, bring dry mix into wet ingredients and work through until you have created a ball of dough.
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Dough will be sticky. Rinse hands, let dough sit for 5 minutes.
ball heart 3

Roll out dough about 1/2 inch thick in between two pieces of parchment paper (1st piece may be dusted lightly with potato starch). Parchment paper over the top will ensure that dough does not stick to rolling pin. I use perfection strips to achieve even thickness.
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Cut out desired cookie shapescutout2

Peel and gently lift and place onto parchment paper lined baking sheet.
raw heart 2

Bake at 350 degrees for about 18 minutes. Cookies should be slightly soft in the middle. Let the cookies cool for 10 minutes before transferring them to a cooling rack or plate. This initial cooling time is crucial as they are continuing to set. Apply icing after cookies are completely cooled.
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Iced Sugar Cookies


  • Author: Lila Ruth
  • Prep Time: 20 min
  • Cook Time: 18 min
  • Total Time: 38 min
  • Yield: 8-10 cookies 1x

Ingredients

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  • 1 1/2 cups almond flour
  • 3/4 cup potato starch (not potato flour)
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon guar gum (I use Bob’s Red Mill)
  • 1 egg + 1 egg yolk
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons softened vegan butter spread (I use soy-free Earth Balance)
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • ICING:
  • 16 ounces powdered sugar (grain free, I use “Wholesome!”)
  • 1/4 cup organic vegetable shortening (I use Spectrum)
  • 1/4 cup almond milk
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Whisk dry ingredients. Create a well in the center of the mix. Add egg, *butter and vanilla into well. Using your hands, bring dry mix into wet ingredients and work through until you have created a ball of dough. Dough will be sticky. Wash hands, let dough sit for 5 minutes.
  3. Roll out dough in between two pieces of parchment paper. This will ensure that dough does not stick to rolling pin.
  4. Cut out desired shapes then peel and gently lift and place onto parchment paper lined baking sheet.
  5. Bake at 350 degrees for about 18 minutes. Cookies should be slightly soft in the middle. Let the cookies cool for 10 minutes before transferring them to a cooling rack or plate. This initial cooling time is crucial as they are continuing to set.
  6. Apply icing after cookies are completely cooled.
  7. ICING: Whisk salt into powdered sugar. Add almond milk, vanilla and shortening (or butter substitute). Blend with hand mixer (or stand mixer) until smooth. Add liquid incrementally if thinner frosting is desired. Pipe or spread icing onto cooled cookies.

Keywords: grainfree, glutenfree, dairyfree, sugarcookies, frosting, valentinesday, gift, baking, recipe

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