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SunButter Sugar Cookie Snowmen

  • Author: Natalie
  • Chiling Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 18 large cookies 1x
  • Category: cookies
  • Method: baking
  • Cuisine: american


The cutest cutout sugar cookie snowmen with frosty faces and candy buttons, plus this healthier Christmas cookie recipe includes an easy method for vegan royal icing too!


  • 1/2 cup (125g) Creamy SunButter
  • 2 tbsp (25g) coconut oil
  • 1 cup (200g) cane sugar
  • 2 flax eggs (2 tbsp flax meal + 6 tbsp warm water)
  • 2 tsps vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup almond extract (optional)
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 1/4 cups (252g) almond flour
  • 1/3 cup (40g) coconut flour

Vegan Royal Icing*

  • 4 cups (480g) powdered sugar
  • 3 tbsp egg replacer
  • 45 tbsp water


For the cookies:

  1. In a stand mixer with the paddle attachment or a bowl with a handheld mixer, combine the SunButter, coconut oil, cane sugar, flax eggs, vanilla extract, and almond extract.
  2. Beat on medium high speed until well combined.
  3. Add the flours, baking powder, and salt. Mix on medium low speed to form a dough.
  4. Roll out between two lightly floured sheets of wax paper to about 1/4 inch thickness. Then freeze flat for about 15 minutes (this makes it easier to cut/transfer).
  5. Preheat the oven to 350°F and line 2 baking sheets with parchment or silpats.
  6. Cut your children go into snowmen (or desired shapes), and carefully transfer to the baking pans.
  7. Bake 9-11 minutes until just golden around the edges.
  8. Cool 10 minutes on the pan, then transfer to a cooling rack to cool completely before frosting. 

For the frosting:

  1. In a stand mixer with the whisk attachment, combine the powder sugar and egg replacer. Slowly add the water one tablespoon at a time until you reach a thick glaze consistency.
  2. If it gets too runny it won’t harden/set right, so err on the side of too thick. You can always add a bit more water if necessary later.
  3. Use food colorings, piping bags, squeeze bottles, candies, sprinkles etc to decorate. 
  4. Let the cookies dry until frosting is set (about 2 hours).


*If you prefer an icing without refined sugar, try this coconut butter glaze instead. Note: it will be a bit trickier to work with as it doesn’t set as fast, so I’d recommend glazing them in white and then using candies or sprinkles to add the eyes, nose, buttons, etc.

Keywords: gluten free, christmas, holiday, baking, easy, dairy free, glaze, royal icing, cutout cookie