Hello my lovelies! I am loving all these Valentine’s Day preparations. I was never much of an overly romantic girl when it came to Valentine’s but something is different this year…. I have a little one that gives me endless hugs and kisses every morning and now drawing hearts is part of the everyday. Showing love and affection is so good for the soul and the heart, of course. And we discovered that there is nothing better than to share that warm love’y feeling with some heart shaped sugar cookies – that’s gluten-free and egg-free sugar cookies ;) (if you’re not concerned with allergens – scroll down to see my old favourite recipe from MS)
Here is the lovely gluten-free and egg-free Sugar Cookie recipe, that we call:
The I Love You Cookies
(vegan & gluten-free)
+ Icing recipe and Old Fashioned Sugar Cookie recipe link below:
3/4 c Dairy free margarine (softened)
1 c Sugar
1/4 c Applesauce
1 t Vanilla extract
1 1/2 c Sorghum flour
1/2 c Sweet rice flour
1/2 c Potato starch
1/2 c Tapioca starch (sometimes called tapioca flour, they are the same thing)
2 1/2 t Guar gum (or xanthan gum)
1 t Salt
1 T Baking powder
Powdered sugar for rolling
Cream together margarine and sugar. Add applesauce and vanilla and mix well. In another bowl whisk together all the dry ingredients. Slowly add dry ingredients to the creamed mixture and blend thoroughly. Refrigerate for at least one hour.
Preheat oven to 350. Cover work area and rolling pin with powdered sugar. Roll dough 1/4″ thick, or thinner if you prefer a crispy cookie. Cut into shapes and transfer to a cookie sheet covered with parchment paper. Bake for 10 to 20 minutes depending on cookie size and desired softness/crispness. 4″ cookies that are 1/4″ thick for 15 minutes are great and soft. Let cool on sheet for a few minutes then remove to cooling rack.
You can decorate with just a dusting of icing sugar or add some sugar crystals in pink or red.
A quick icing recipe is 1/2 cup of icing sugar mixed well with 1-2 spoons of warm water. That’s it. You never have to buy ready made icing again ;) Then sprinkle evenly with sugar crystals in your favourite colour or try raw sugar for an ‘earthy’ look.
For a traditional non allergenic Sugar Cookie recipe visit this Old Fashioned Sugar Cookies recipe from Martha Stewart for one of my old favourite recipes.
Here is to munching on lovely pink sugar covered hearts! Ahhh…. the perfect way to say ‘I love you’.
What are your favourite recipes or treats for Valentine’s Day?
Mine used to be….so very girly: champagne and truffles….. ahhh sob sob. Maybe I can still enjoy this treat one day ;)