Vegan Iced Gems

Iced gems are a childhood favourite of mine. Colourful, sugary icing piped onto a small biscuit base… so simple, so cute and so delicious!


  • 75 g / 1/3 cup vegan butter or coconut oil softened
  • 2 tbsp caster sugar
  • 125 g / 1 cup plain flour or gluten-free flour
  • 1/2 batch of eggless royal icing
  • optional various vegan natural food dyes


  1. Beat the vegan butter and sugar together in a large bowl. Sift in the flour and mix until it forms a firm dough. Wrap in cling film and chill for approx 30 minutes.
  2. Preheat the oven to 180c / 350f and line 2 baking trays with baking paper.
  3. Roll the dough out to 1/4 inch thick and use a 2cm cookie cutter (I used a small bottle cap) to create the biscuit bases. Transfer them to the baking trays and bake for 8-10 minutes until lightly golden.
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