My toddler and I were invited to a Valentine’s Day playdate/lunch and we signed up to take cookies. However one of the kids is allergic to dairy and my daughter is allergic to soy. I needed to come up with a dairy free, soy free, semi healthy cookie. And I did, and it’s delicious! I also made one in a Hidden Veggie form which I think is actually even more delicious (yes I’m serious!), you can find that recipe here.
- ½ cup coconut oil softened
- ½ cup sugar (I used organic cane sugar)
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 egg
- 1 tsp butter extract
- 1½ cup flour
- ¼ tsp salt (optional)
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp baking powder
- Mix the coconut oil (make sure it is softened or melted completely) with the sugar in a mixer until smooth. Add egg, vanilla, and butter extract continuing to mix on med-high.
- In a separate bowl, mix dry ingredients together. Slowly add the dry into the mixer and mix together.
- This mixture is very crumbly so most likely you will need to do a lot of kneading by hand. If it's way too dry, add a tiny bit of almond milk.
- Continue to knead the dough until you can form it into a large ball. Cover with saran wrap and put in the fridge for 30 minutes.
- When you are ready to roll the dough out, make sure your surface and rolling pin are floured. You will need to knead the dough for a little while in order to get it soft enough to roll, it will be crumbly at first.
- Heat oven to 350 and bake for 7-9 minutes, depending on your oven. Check at 6 minutes. 7 was the magic number for my gas oven.
This recipe actually makes a lot of cookies. I made them of various sizes but it still made a lot! The cookies did not spread at all while cooking and they cooked beautifully. They taste very buttery/rich – delicious!
Make sure you wait until they are completely cooled before icing them. I always find this hard as I want to ice them as soon as they are out of the oven!
5 tbsp almond milk
4 cup icing sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp butter extract
Mix all in electric mixer until smooth. You may need to add a tiny bit of milk or add more icing sugar until you get the consistency that you want for your icing.
I then divided mine into 3 bowls and used food coloring to color them.