Gluten Free & Vegan Almond Spritz Cookies

Being vegan and gluten-free doesn’t mean you have to forgo great holiday cookies. Spritz cookies are a wonderful European pressed cookie that are usually made with lots of butter. These gluten free & vegan almond spritz cookies do not use butter, but are still tasty and festive! You can decorate any holiday table or gift plate, if you just use a cookie press. Feel free to add sprinkles or frosting, but we love these spritz cookies just the way they are. 


YOU WILL NEED:
  • 1 cup Earth Balance or other non-dairy shortening/butter substitute
  • 3/4 cup sugar (we used coconut sugar)
  • 2 tbsp whipped aquafaba or other egg substitute
  • 1 tsp almond extract
  • 1 3/4 cup Bob's Red Mill flour or any other GF baking flour
  • 1/2 cup Nora's Kitchen Granola
  • 3/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
MAKES:
4-5 dozen depending on size
TIME:
45 minutes
DIRECTIONS
  1. Ground up Nora's Kitchen Granola. Set aside.
  2. On a low speed mixer (or beat well by hand) combine ingredients 1-4.
  3. Add remaining ingredients and mix until batter has a smooth texture. If dough is soft and tacky, add a couple extra tablespoons of flour until it's cohesive enough to be packed easily into a cookie press tube.
  4. Form cookies with the cookie press onto un-greased cookie sheet about 2 inches apart. If desired add sprinkles or other decorations (not frosting) to raw cookies before baking.
  5. Bake at 350 degrees for 10-15 minutes until cookies start to brown at the edges.
  6. Cool on rack for 10-15 minutes.

Once cookies are cooled you may add frosting if you desire. We recommend trying one first to see if you want the added sweetness. Happy holidays!