The past month has been incredibly busy, and I have neglected to post. So to make up for that, I’m going to share my newest creation with all of you. Apple Cider Sugar Cookies with Spiced Apple Cider Frosting! Now these came about yesterday when I decided to make some Halloween cutout cookies with my kiddos. We are dairy free, so I got ready to make my favorite vegan sugar cookies (found HERE) because they are delicious! However, as I began pulling ingredients out I realized that I did not want to be eating “Christmas” cookies from October to January, no matter their shape, or how amazing they taste (and those do taste amazing!). I wanted something decidedly fall in shape and flavor. So, I adapted the recipe to fit my needs 🙂
I was nervous that these would be a huge flop, because I’ve never altered a basic baking recipe to be my own unique creation, but thankfully they turned out to be amazing! Cookies that look (in case you can’t tell, those are pumpkins, maple leaves, bats, and skulls, haha) and taste just like fall-mmmmm!
Let me know if you try the recipe!
Apple Cider Sugar Cookies
- 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
- 1 cup softened coconut oil (use refined so it does not infuse coconut flavor)
- 1/4 cup apple cider
- 1 teaspoon of cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 tablespoons cornstarch
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon cream of tartar
Add powdered sugar, coconut oil, vanilla, and apple cider to the bowl of a stand mixer. Beat until combined. Add dry ingredients. Beat until cookie dough forms. If the dough seems too crumbly, add small amounts of cider until the desired consistency is reached. If your dough becomes too wet you may add up to 1/8C of flour to bring it back to a cut out dough texture. Once the dough is well mixed, form it into a ball and wrap with plastic wrap. Place in the fridge to cool for 2-3hrs.
Preheat oven to 375* Roll dough to ¼” thickness on a lightly floured surface. Dough may seem crumbly the first few times you go over it with the rolling pin, but don’t worry, it will come together! Cut out your favorite shapes. Bake for 8 minutes.
Spiced Apple Cider Frosting
- 3 cups powdered sugar
- 1/3 cup of very, very soft coconut oil (refined)
- 5 teaspoons vanilla
- 1/8 teaspoon of nutmeg
- 1/8 teaspoon of cinnamon
- 1-2 tablespoons of room temp apple cider
Add all ingredients together in a bowl and beat well with an electric mixer. If frosting is too thick, add more cider. If it is too thin, add a bit more powdered sugar.