Marbled Easter Sugar Cookies (Gluten Free, Vegan, Nut Free)

Marbled Easter Sugar Cookies (Gluten Free, Vegan, Nut Free)

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Here’s a fun Easter themed recipe to make with the kids. That doesn’t include chocolate. Make a batch of these marbled Easter sugar cookies. No need to decorate them once baked as the marble effect takes care of that. Gluten free, Nut Free and vegan so everyone can enjoy these cookies.

Fun and Colourful Easter Cookies

These marbled easter sugar cookies came about as am not the greatest at decorating. When you see those beautiful intricately decorated cookies. I’ve never mastered the art of royal icing with all the different techniques like flooding, piping and feathering. I’m just not patient enough or have a steady enough hand to do it.

This is why I choose to marble three different coloured doughs together. It takes the hassle out of decorating the cookies once they are baked. Which means you still have beautifully designed cookies that are ready to eat straight from the oven.

I love a kid friendly recipe as it’s a fun and relatively easy way to spend an hour or two. That gets them away from the tv or off the computer, for some old school fun.

2 carrot shape marbled sugar cookies

How to Marble the Cookie Dough

Marbling the dough is pretty straight forward. First decided on how many colours you want to use, I choose three colours. Secondly, divide the dough into the same number of colours you choose. Using food colouring, I recommend using gel food colouring for this as you don’t need to use as much, the colour payoff is better and it won’t affect the consistency of the dough either.

Once the food colouring is mixed into each section of dough, you can start to mix the dough together. How I did it was to take a piece of two of the colours press them down one on top of the other and roll them out. Then fold the dough in half and roll the dough out to the desired thickness. Grab your cookie cutters and stamp out the cookies. Place them on a baking tray until you have used all the dough up. You can play around with different colour combinations and ways of mixing the dough’s together to create all kinds of marble effects.

4 marble easter themed cookies with cookie cutters

Ingredients Needed for Marbled Easter Sugar Cookies

Gluten free plain flour

Dairy free butter

Coconut sugar

Non-dairy milk

Baking powder

Xanthan gum

Gel food colouring

Where to Find Easter Cookie Cutters

The easiest and most convenient place is online, I got mine from amazon. If you want to find them instore then I suggest looking in either Sainsbury as they always have really good seasonal baking equipment. Or somewhere like b&m or home bargains.

2 bunny shaped sugar cookies

How to Store Marbled Easter Sugar Cookies

Once baked these cookies are best eaten the day you bake them. They will last 2-4 days as long as you keep them well wrapped up in either tin foil or in an airtight container at room temperature.

More Easter Themed Recipes to Try

Cherry Bakewell Cookies (Gluten Free, Vegan. Low Sugar)

Easter Rocky Road (Gluten Free, Vegan)

Mini Easter Eggs (Gluten Free, Vegan)

Marbled Easter Sugar Cookies

Here’s a fun Easter themed recipe to make with the kids. That doesn’t include chocolate. Make a batch of these marbled Easter sugar cookies. No need to decorate them once baked as the marble effect takes care of that. Gluten free, Nut Free and vegan so everyone can enjoy these cookies.

Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine dairy free, gluten free, nut free, vegan
Keyword marbled easter sugar cookies
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 250 grams Gluten free plain flour
  • 40 grams Coconut sugar
  • 100 grams Dairy free butter
  • 3 tbsp non dairy milk
  • 1/2 tsp Xanthan gum
  • 1 tsp Baking powder
  • 4 drops Orange gel food colouring
  • 4 drops Green gel food colouring
  • 4 drops Blue gel food colouring

Instructions

  1. In a large mixing bowl add all the dry ingredients and mix to combine.

  2. Rub the butter into the dry ingredients. To create a breadcrumb texture.

  3. Add in the non dairy milk one tbsp at a time until a dough forms.

  4. Split the dough into three balls. Add each to a separate bowl and dye each ball a different colour.

  5. Take a piece of two of the colours press them down one on top of the other and roll them out. Then fold the dough in half and roll the dough out to the desired thickness. You can mix the dough together in lots of different ways to create different marble effects.

  6. Cut out shapes with cookie cutters and place on a lined baking tray.

  7. Re roll any dough leftover and cut out as many cookies as you can.

  8. Bake cookies at 180c for 8-10 minutes. The cookies will still be slightly soft when removed from oven. Leave on baking tray to cool.

  9. Store cookies in an airtight container. Best eaten within 2-3 days.

two pictures of marbled easter sugar cookies



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