Valentine Sugar Cookies! (Vegan and GF)

Love for everyone!

Tomorrow is valentines day! I feel like everyone deserves some love on Valentine’s Day, even if it’s just self love. I have been on a massive “self love” kick this year, and eating better is just one part of it. I have also decided to make myself and my family some delicious valentines biscuits!

I used to do a huge amount of cake and biscuit decorating, but of recent years I have let that skill fall to the wayside. I think that today is the day I begin again, and as they say, there’s no time like the present.

This is my first attempt at vegan sugar cookies and it did not come without it’s challenges. My main ingredients were coconut oil and rice flour.

nom nom nom

What you’ll need:

  • kitchen aid or similar mixer
  • baking tray
  • baking paper
  • piping bags (smallish ones)
  • Small round piping nozzle
  • Cookie cutters in your own desired shapes
  • cling wrap
  • some time

Ingredients:

Cookies:

  • 170 g Coconut oil (softened)
  • 60 g vegan butter or margarine
  • 180 g Icing sugar (Sifted)
  • 2 TBS cornflour
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 500 g rice flour
  • 2 TBS almond/soy milk, or water

Icing:

  • 200 g icing sugar (sifted)
  • 1/4 cup plant based milk or water
  • Food colouring of your choice

Method:

  • In the stand mixer, add the oil, margarine,icing sugar, salt and vanilla.
  • Using a paddle attachment beat the mixture until creamy.
  • Add the rice flour in batches, it should be a little crumbly.
  • Add the milk a little bit at a time until the dough comes together. It should be soft and doughy without being too wet.
  • Divide the dough in two and wrap each one in cling film.
  • Place in the fridge and rest for about an hour.
  • Line 2 baking sheets with baking paper.
  • On a floured surface (use rice flour) and roll out the dough to about 5mm height.
  • Cut out shapes and place on the baking tray, if you don’t use all your dough, you can re roll it and cut more.
  • Place trays in the fridge and rest for about 10-15 minutes.
  • While they are resting, preheat the oven to 170 C.
  • Bake cookies for 10-15 minutes, they should get a little brown around the edges.
  • If they are still soft when you take them out, don’t worry they will harden while cooling.
  • Place the cookies on a cooling rack to cool completely.
golden delicious!
  • While they are cooling you can make your icing.
  • In a stand mixer with a whisk attachment or in a medium bowl with a handheld whisk, place the sifted icing sugar and a bit of your liquid.
  • Keep mixing until incorporated but don’t add all your liquid at once because it’s easy to add water but hard to take it out!
  • Once it comes together and is lovely and glossy but not runny, split into 2 or 3 bowls. You will now add a drop or 2 of your chosen food colouring’s to each bowl. You should now have enough icing to start decorating.
  • When your cookies are completely cool, fill your piping bags and let your creative juices flow!
  • When you are done, let them harden completely. These can then be kept in an airtight container, jar for a week or so.
  • Or just give them all to your valentine! (Which could also be you <3)

I hope you guys have as much fun making these cookies as I did!

Thanks for reading!

xx

N

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