HAPPY 4th of JULY!
In celebration of Independence Day, Cayden and I made the most requested cookie in the house, RED VELVET cookies. However, we typically put melted chocolate on the bottom half and decorate it with a bow. This time, we made Royal Icing in white and blue, and added stripes to make them a little more patriotic looking.
We did have to make a few with chocolate though for Xander, and gave Cayden the extra blue icing so she practiced her skills decorating some of the chocolate covered crackers. I think she liked making hearts best.
Red Velvet Cookies with Royal Icing
Red Velvet Cake has taken the form of a cookie and become the most requested cookie in our home.
- COOKIE MIX-
- 1/2 C. Soy Milk
- 1/2 TB Apple Cider Vinegar
- 1 1/4 C. All Purpose Flour
- 1 TB Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
- 1/2 tsp Baking Soda
- 1/2 tsp Salt
- 5 TB Dairy Free Butter at room temp
- 1 Ener-G Replacer (1 1/2 tsp Ener-G + 2 TB water mixed together)
- 3/4 C. Granulated Sugar
- 1 TB Red food coloring
- 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
- ROYAL ICING
- 3TB Water
- 2 TB egg replacer powder
- 1.5 -2 cups powdered sugar
- 1/8 tsp cream of tartar
- *2 TB Light Corn Syrup
- *2-3 TB Coconut (or Soy) Creamer
- Make the COOKIES-
- Preheat Oven to 350. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment.
- In small bowl, stir together soy milk and vinegar and set aside to curdle.
- In a medium bowl, sift together flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt.
- Using a mixer, beat 5 TB softened butter with sugar until fluffy. Beat in egg replacer, food coloring and vanilla.
- Beat in flour mixture and soy mix, alternating until smooth.
- Drop by 1/4 C (or use ice cream scoop) approx 2" apart onto parchment and spread in a circular motion with back of spoon.
- Bake 12-15 minutes, until toothpick comes out clean. Let sit 5 minutes to cool before transferring to wire rack.
- Make the ICING-
- Beat the water and egg replacer until thick and frothy.
- Add Cream of Tartar.
- Add Powdered Sugar 1/2 C at a time until desired consistency.
- THIS IS WHERE THE RECIPE ENDED but mine was still all powder SO I added 2 TB of Light Corn Syrup then 2-3 TB Creamer and continued beating until a smooth consistency.