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Pink Frosted Sugar Cookies

Remember these?




I don't know about you, but when I was younger, I LOVED going to my local HEB (a grocery store here in Texas) and getting these DELICIOUSLY SOFT & ADDICTING bright pink frosted sugar cookies. They were so soft, almost melt-in-your-mouth...and unfortunately, made with crap ingredients.


Here's my attempt to replicate those cookies the healthiest way possible - with vegan ingredients only and no refined sugar.


No, these cookies don't taste just like those cookies at the store. The nasty ingredients they add to get those cookies the way they are not included in this recipe. The almond flour gives it a distinct almond flavor and guess what? It is still delicious! They are soft, sweet, and a perfect treat. As my croissant-loving boyfriend likes to put it, "They taste just like the inside of an almond croissant!"



Ingredients (10 cookies):


Cookie Dough:

2 1/4 cups almond flour

1/4 cup maple syrup

1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce

1 tsp baking powder

1.5 tsp vanilla extract

pinch of salt


Frosting:

3/4 cup coconut cream

2 tbsp freeze dried strawberry powder

3 tsp hibiscus tea

2 tbsp maple syrup


Directions:


1. Pre-heat oven to 350° F.

2. Mix all frosting ingredients well. Pour into a sealed container and freeze for at least 90 minutes.

3. Add all cookie dough ingredients into a bowl and mix until well incorporated.

4. Divide cookie dough into 10 pieces. Roll into balls and then flatten into cookie shapes.

5. Bake in oven for 12 minutes.

6. Let cookies cool COMPLETELY. If cookies are not cool, the frosting will melt and fall off the cookies!

7. Spread frosting on cookies and sprinkle some shredded coconut on top. Enjoy!


Intentional Ingredients:


Almonds are not only full of healthy fats, they are also packed with nutrients such as vitamin E, magnesium, and manganese. They are also a rich source of antioxidants and can help maintain healthy levels of both blood sugar and blood pressure.


Notes:


To make naturally dyed sprinkles, all you need is some shredded coconut and colorful foods such as turmeric, red cabbage (+ baking soda), hibiscus tea, and spirulina.

  • Boil some red cabbage and mix the purple water with baking soda to make a blue color.

  • Mix turmeric with a tiny bit of water.

  • Mix Spirulina with a tiny bit of water.

  • Make some hibiscus tea.

Soak some shredded coconut in each of these colorful dyes (don't use a lot, you don't want too much water in there) for a few minutes and then drain any excess water. Bake at 170° F or 175° F (the lowest your oven will go) for 1 hour 15 minutes. Let cool.




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