Vegan Recipe – Gluten Free Butter Cookies

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Light, buttery, and crumbly cookies that are dipped in chocolate and decorated using chopped hazelnuts. These vegan gluten-free butter cookies should be tried!


To decorate:
150g dark chocolate, melted
Chopped hazelnuts


1. Preheat your oven to 180C/160C fan.
In a bowl, combine the flour, sugar, and salt. Mix the butter until it forms a creamy mixture. Add in the vanilla extract and milk.
Transfer the dough into a piping bag using a large star-nozzle and form the cookies onto a baking sheet lined in baking paper.
Bake for 15 minutes, then let cool completely.
After cooling, dip each cookie in the melted chocolate half-way, then place them on a baking sheet lined by baking paper. Sprinkle chopped hazelnuts over top.
To allow the chocolate to set, place in the refrigerator for between 15 and 30 minutes

These vegan gluten-free butter cookies were perfect for Christmas. I dipped the cookies in matcha white and chopped pistachios. I couldn’t resist making a dark chocolate version and decorated it with chopped hazelnuts. We can all agree that chocolate + hazelnuts makes the best flavour combination.

These cookies are definitely more indulgent than my usual treats. Butter cookies are a very rich treat.), and sugar too, so they’re not healthy in any shape or form. They are vegan and gluten-free, making them ideal for people with dairy or gluten allergies. You can also make them nut-free by omitting hazelnuts. They’re basically an indulgent treat to enjoy every once and a while for people who can’t eat regular butter cookies.

I used a large, curved star piping tip. You can also use a smaller one to make smaller cookies. You’ll need to reduce the bake time to 10-12 minutes depending on the size of the cookies. Cookies taste best when kept in the fridge. The texture holds a lot better if you’re not serving them all on the day of baking.

I find that refrigerating the cookies for 15 mins before dipping them into the melted chocolate makes the chocolate set up faster and prevents the cookies frothy.

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