These cookies are a Chanukah tradition in my house. They are full of sugar, but everyone deserves to indulge a bit during the holidays. Dip them in some coconut “egg” nog, snuggle up next to the fire, and have a wonderful holiday! 🙂
For the cookies:
1 cup granulated sugar
½ cup coconut butter
1 tsp vanilla
1 egg equivalent of ener-g egg replacer (1.5 tsp powder + 2 tbsp water)
1 cup gluten free oat flour
¾ cup brown rice flour
1 tbsp arrowroot powder
¼ tsp salt
½ tsp baking powder
2 tbsp cold water
1 tbsp unsweetened applesauce
For the frosting:
1.5 tablespoons almond milk
1 cup powdered sugar
1) Soften the coconut butter in the microwave on high for 15 seconds, then stir with a spoon until you get a smooth, creamy paste.
2) Pour the coconut butter and sugar into a bowl and beat with an electric mixer or whisk vigorously.
3) Add the vanilla and ener-g egg replacer, and continue mixing until everything is combined.
4) Add the flour, salt, arrowroot powder, baking powder, and continue mixing until you get a crumbly mixture and everything is incorporated.
5) Finally, add the cold water and applesauce, and mix. The dough should not be wet or sticky, but should hold together well.
6) Divide the dough in half and wrap each part in plastic wrap. Place in the fridge for at least one hour, but you can also freeze the dough for a week if you’re not ready to bake it yet.
7) When you’re ready to bake, the dough needs to be taken out of the fridge and warmed up for about 1-2 hours before you can roll it out successfully. Roll it out to about 1/4 inch thick, and cut shapes out with cookie cutters.
8) Bake at 325F for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown around the edges, and let them cool for 30-45 minutes before frosting.
9) Mix the powdered sugar and almond milk together to make the frosting. Add more sugar to make it thicker, and more almond milk to make it thinner. Frost each cookie and decorate with candy, sprinkles, and chocolate chips.