Chocolate Sugar Cookies Strawberry Buttercream Frosting
The softest gluten free and dairy free chocolate sugar cookies with strawberry buttercream frosting
Cuisine: American, gluten free, vegan
Keyword: chocolate sugar cookies, sugar cookies, valentine's day
1/2 cup vegan butterroom temperature
1/2 cup cane sugar or Truvia
1/3cup brown sugar or Truvia
1 tsp vanilla bean paste or vanilla extract
2cups gluten free baking flour
1/3cupunsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
3-4tbsp almond milk
1/2cup vegan butter room temperature
1/2cup powdered freeze dried strawberriesblended
4-6cups powdered sugar
Preheat oven to 350 F and prepare a baking sheet with parchment paper. In a large bowl, beat the room temperature butter, cane sugar and brown sugar with a handheld mixer on high until light and fluffy. Add in the vanilla and continue mixing until combined. In another bowl, stir together the gluten free baking flour, tapioca flour, cocoa powder and baking soda until combined. Slowly add the flour mixture to the butter mixture and mix until a dry dough forms. Add in the almond milk one tablespoon at a time until the dough comes together.
Roll the dough out between two pieces of parchment paper until it's 1/4 inch in thickness. Use cookie cutters to cut out shapes. Bake for 7-10 minutes. For super soft cookies, don't over bake them.
Once the cookies have cooled, place the butter into a large mixing bowl and beat using a hand held mixer until light and fluffy, about 1-2 minutes. Add in the powdered sugar, freeze dried strawberries and almond milk at the same time and then continue mixing until everything is well blended. Add in more powdered sugar as needed until you reach your desired consistency.
You can decorate the cookies however you like but I prefer to place the frosting into a piping bag fitted with a star tip and pipe frosting stars over the cookies. Top with sprinkles and serve.
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