Trefoil Cookies

Trefoil Cookies
Trefoil Cookies
Celine Steen

Trefoil Cookies

Part butter cookie, part shortbread, this hybrid version of the Trefoil touts a super-crunchy and buttery flavor but is made without all the things that upset your belly. — Cara Reed, Decadent Gluten-Free Vegan Baking

12
Servings
163
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 8 Tablespoons vegan butter, chilled and cubed
  • 1/2 Cup confectioners sugar
  • 1/2 Cup granulated sugar
  • 2 Cups gluten-free all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 Cup salt
  • 1/4 Teaspoon xanthan gum
  • Coarse sugar, optional, for sprinkling

Directions

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Coat a baking sheet with parchment paper.

With an electric mixer, blend the butter and sugars together just until combined. No more than 30 seconds — you do not want too much air to get into the butter.

In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, salt, and xanthan gum until well mixed. Add the flour mix into the butter mix with the mixer briefly until just combined. Knead with your hands until smooth.

Roll the dough out between 2 pieces of parchment paper until ¼-inch thick. Cut into desired shape and then place on the baking sheet. Sprinkle each cookie with coarse sugar and freeze for 20 minutes.

Bake in the oven until lightly browned, 20 to 25 minutes, and allow to cool on a wire rack.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
5g
7%
Sugar
1g
1%
Saturated Fat
1g
4%
Carbohydrate, by difference
29g
22%
Protein
2g
4%
Vitamin A, RAE
9µg
1%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
2mg
3%
Calcium, Ca
96mg
10%
Fiber, total dietary
2g
8%
Folate, total
17µg
4%
Iron, Fe
1mg
6%
Magnesium, Mg
18mg
6%
Phosphorus, P
51mg
7%
Selenium, Se
3µg
5%
Sodium, Na
247mg
16%
Water
27g
1%

Cookie Shopping Tip

Be sure to purchase the correct flour a recipe calls for – flours differ in gluten or protein content, making each suited for specific tasks.

Cookie Cooking Tip

Insert a toothpick into the center of cakes, bar cookies, and quick breads to test for doneness – it should come out clean or only have a few crumbs clinging to it.

Cookie Wine Pairing

Milk is more traditional with cookies than wine in the U.S., but a few cookies and a glass of sweet wine make a simple, enjoyable dessert. Sweet chenin blanc, muscat, or amontillado sherry with nut-based cookies; sauternes or sweet German wines with sugar cookies; cabernet sauvignon or cabernet franc with chocolate desserts; Italian vin santo with biscotti.