05 December 2011

No Meat Zone Recipes: Vegan Grapefruit Basil Sugar Cookies

Grapefruit Basil Sugar Cookies

Gluten-Free and Vegan

Makes 2 dozen

  • 2/3 cup Earth Balance Vegan Butter Sticks, at room temperature
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • Egg substitute for 2 large eggs
  • 3 Tbsp. chunky applesauce
  • 3 Tbsp. freshly squeezed grapefruit juice
  • 2 1/2 Tbsp. grapefruit zest
  • 2 fresh basil leaves, very finely chopped
  • 1 1/2 tsp. gluten-free vanilla extract
  • 1 1/4 cups potato starch
  • 1 1/4 cup garbanzo bean flour
  • 1 cup tapioca flour
  • 2 Tbsp. chia seeds
  • 3/4 tsp. sea salt
  • 3/4 tsp. xanthan gum
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine Earth Balance Vegan Butter Sticks and sugar until fluffy. Add in egg substitute, applesauce, grapefruit juice, peel, basil and vanilla extract.
  3. In a separate bowl, combine remaining ingredients; mix to combine. Add to wet mixture; mix until smooth, approximately 2 minutes.
  4. Using your hands, form batter into golf ball-sized shapes. Place on a baking sheet and then into the oven.
  5. Bake for 10 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from oven; set aside to cool before serving.
  6. Enjoy.

Amie Valpone, HHC, AADP | @TheHealthyApple
Amie is a Manhattan-based culinary marketing consultant, recipe developer and food writer specializing in gluten free, soy-free and dairy free culinary nutrition. Amie is also the publisher and marketing director of the online gluten-free magazine Easy Eats. Follow Amie at The Healthy Apple and on Facebook.

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