DAIRY-FREE SUGAR COOKIES
These Dairy-Free Sugar Cookies are not only Dairy-Free but VEGAN too. They are perfect for any occasion and will satisfy any sweet tooth.
- Perfect for any occasion
Happy New Year! This time of the year many people are searching for healthy recipes. Which I totally understand. However, today I wanted to share my Dairy-Free Sugar Cookies with you. They are not healthy, but are delicious. The cookies are a perfect treat for any holiday or occasion. I made many batches in December because every Christmas Party we went to was packed full of dairy-filled desserts we could not eat. We needed to have these ready to go at all times to take to our many Holiday parties.
These Dairy-Free Sugar Cookies were such a hit during Christmas, I was constantly being asked to share the recipe but was not able to get the recipe posted in time. So, since Valentine’s Day is all about eating sweets, I decided to share this recipe now! My mom also makes pretty awesome sugar cookies. For as long as I can remember she has made them every year for Christmas. She would bake them, then frost and decorate them with homemade frosting. They were the cookies everyone looked forward to eating, especially me. When we found out my son was allergic to dairy, I was on a mission to make sugar cookies taste just like my mom’s. My sugar cookies are almost identical, but I think mine actually taste better because I add brown sugar to them. These cookies are not only dairy-free, they are vegan too!
PREPARING THE COOKIES
These are super simple sugar cookies to prepare. Prepare flax egg. After flax egg sits for at least 5 minutes whisk well before adding it to the mixture. While flax egg is sitting blend the soften butter, both sugars, salt and baking powder until smooth and creamy. Add flax egg, vanilla and milk, blend well. Stir in flour. After rolling out my dough to ¼ thickness or thicker (I roll mine a little thicker), place between parchment paper then let it sit in the refrigerator for at least 15 minutes.
Chilling the dough will make the cookies easy to cut out and they will hold their lovely shape in the oven. Be careful not to over baked the cookies because they will turn out crispy. After they are finished baking and cooled it is time for the frosting. The cookies are tasty with or without buttercream frosting. But who really eats a sugar cookie with no frosting!? With Valentine’s Day approaching I decided to make heart shaped cookies with Strawberry Buttercream Frosting for the flavor and the color. It is so delicious!
Dairy-Free Sugar Cookies
- 2/3 cup + 1 TBSP vegan butter I use Earth Balance
- 3/4 cup white sugar
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp aluminum free baking powder
- 1 tbsp milk
- 1 flax egg 1 tbsp of ground flax + 3 tbsp water*
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 2 1/4 cup flour
- 1/2 cup vegan butter I use Earth Balance
- 1/4 cup strawberry puree
- 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
- dash of salt
- 3 cups powdered sugar
Preheat oven 350F
Prepare flax egg. In a small bowl add ground flax seed and water whisk and let sit for at least 5 minutes.
In a mixing bowl beat butter for a few seconds until smooth.
Add white sugar, brown sugar, salt and baking powder. Beat until well combined.
Beat in milk, flax egg* and vanilla until combined.
Beat in as much flour as you can using the hand mixer the stir in the rest until dough is formed. Divide in half and roll into balls.
Place each half between two sheets of parchment paper. Roll the dough out until it is 1/4 inch thick (I prefer to roll it out a little thicker). Once rolled out place the the refrigerator for at least 15 minutes. This gives the dough time to cool and which makes it easier to cut out and hold their lovely shape in the oven.
Line two baking sheets with parchment paper. Once the dough is chilled, cut out the cookies and lay them on the parchment lined cookie sheet. Re-roll remaining dough until all of the dough is used.
Bake cookies for 12-14 minutes or until edges are firm. Use an oven thermometer to make sure oven is heated to 350F. Cool cookies on a wire rack.
In a mixing bowl combine vegan butter, milk, vanilla, salt and powdered sugar. Beat ingredients until smooth. Frost cookies once the cookies are completely cooled.
*after letting the flax egg sit for 5 minutes whisk well before adding to the mixture.
*you may want to add more milk if frosting is too thick to spread.
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