Gluten-Free Vegan Vanilla Cut-Out Cookies {Refined Sugar-Free}

Gluten-Free Vegan Vanilla Cut-Out Cookies Recipe {Refined Sugar-Free}

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Gluten-Free Vegan Vanilla Cut-Out Cookies Recipe {Refined Sugar-Free}

This basic gluten-free vegan vanilla cut-out cookies recipe is super easy to make and is perfect for gifting and holiday cookie swaps. It’s one of my favorite cut-out recipes as it can be made and ready within half an hour {no chilling required} and it’s a very sturdy and easy to work with dough that will get you nicely shaped {and tasty} cookies every time!

Gluten-Free Vegan Vanilla Cut-Out Cookies Recipe {Refined Sugar-Free}

I used a snowflake press cookie cutter {this one, which I got from Amazon} to get the detail on the pictured cookies, but these look just as lovely when made with plain and simple cookie cutters too. They can be frosted or iced {try the easy vegan royal icing from this recipe, for instance}, or turned into Christmas ornaments {if you pierce a hole with a skewer close to one of the ends for threading before baking}.

Gluten-Free Vegan Vanilla Cut-Out Cookies Recipe {Refined Sugar-Free}

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Gluten-Free Vegan Vanilla Cut-Out Cookies {Refined Sugar-Free}
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Makes: 26 - 28 2" cookies
 
Ingredients
  • ½ cup non-dairy butter, at room temperature {I used 1 Earth Balance stick} {or make your own} OR coconut oil, softened
  • ½ cup maple syrup {or liquid sweetener of your choice}
  • ½ tsp pure vanilla extract
  • ¼ tsp ground vanilla bean {or scrape out contents of ½ a vanilla bean pod}{this ingredient is optional but highly recommended for fragrant vanilla cookies!}
  • dash of salt
  • 2¼ cups gluten-free flour blend {I recommend Pamela's Artisan Flour Blend} {or make your own by combining: 1 cup brown rice flour, ¾ cup tapioca starch, ½ cup sweet rice flour, ½ tsp guar gum}
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350F. Line 2 cookie sheets with parchment paper. Prepare a rolling area with two additional sheets of parchment paper for that, and have your cookie cutter(s) handy.
  2. Place butter in a large mixing bowl and whip it with a mixer until it's creamy. Add sweetener, vanilla extract and bean, and salt and mix once again to combine. Add in flour and use a wooden spoon to mix. Then get in there with your hands and mix everything together by working the dough until you can shape it into a ball {note: as depending on the flour mix you use there may be a slight variance, know that the consistency of the dough should not be sticky but should press together when pinched -- be sure to knead it really well first for some time -- if it's a little sticky, add a little more flour (try 1-2 tbsp); if it's a little dry add a little more sweetener (try 1 tbsp)}. Shape the dough into 2 balls and then flatten each into a disk.
  3. Roll out one of the dough balls between two sheets of parchment paper to ¼" thickness {or thinner or thicker depending on how you want your cookies to turn out}. Use a cookie cutter to cut out the cookies. Carefully transfer to a prepared cookie sheets, spacing them ½" apart {they won't spread as they bake}. Gather up any dough scraps and repeat until all dough is used up. Repeat the process with the second dough ball.
  4. Bake in a pre-heated oven for approximately 11-13 minutes, until the edges just begin to become golden. Remove from oven and place on a cooling rack. {Note: cookies will harden a little within minutes of cooling, so don't overbake}. Allow the cookies to cool for 10 minutes and enjoy!

Gluten-Free Vegan Vanilla Cut-Out Cookies Recipe {Refined-Sugar-Free}

Happy baking!

xo Audrey

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