daycare cooking assignment: gluten free vegan brown sugar cookies

it’s sugar cookie day again at k’s daycare so why not try another recipe? this is called a chewy butter cookie but it’s very similar to the ingredients of other sugar cookies i’ve tried so i decided to give it a shot. the recipe called for a lot of sugar – both white and brown so i reduced the sugar and only went with brown.

the cookies were the perfect level sweet (yikes – imagine if i put in the original amount!) and not too chewy (which is good for a cookie). i think this will be my go-to sugar cookie recipe from now on!

cooking tools

  • medium mixing bowl
  • baking pan
  • parchment paper
  • star-shaped cookie cutter

ingredients

gluten free vegan brown sugar cookie

  • ¼ cup Earth Balance vegan GMO free whipped buttery spread
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • eggless option:
    1½ Tbsp ground flaxseed +
    1½ Tbsp boiling water
    or
    ½ egg
  • ⅓ tablespoons water
  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla
  • ¾ cups flour (I use Bob’s Red Mill 1:1 Gluten Free Baking Flour)
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • pinch of salt

preparation

  1. preheat oven to 375°F. (you will have to chill the dough for 30 minutes, so you may want to do this when you put the dough in the fridge to chill).
  2. eggless option: in the medium mixing bowl, add ground flaxseed and boiling water. wait 1 minute. then beat as if you are beating an egg. then add ingredients in step 3.
  3. in a medium mixing bowl, beat together butter, sugar, egg substitute/egg, water and vanilla until well mixed.
  4. add the flour, baking soda and salt to the mixing bowl and mix well.
  5. cover and refrigerate dough for 30 minutes.
  6. roll dough into 1 inch balls; slightly flatten (shape if desired) and place on parchment paper.
  7. place in preheated oven and bake for 8-10 minutes or until very light brown. (I always take my cookies out right before they look like they are done. I then allow them to sit on the cookie sheet for a couple of minutes to firm up.)

resource

1. original recipe from Go Dairy FreeSoft & Chewy Vanilla Butter Cookies

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