4th of July Star Cookies

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4th of July Star Cookies 

The holiday is fast approaching! This is a fun easy cookie to make that is delicious and can almost be labeled as healthy too!! Try it out and let me know what you think!


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Ingredients for Cookie

WET

1 cup coconut oil (room temperature)

1/2 cup of juice from 1 can of garbanzo beans ( called aquafaba) 

1.5 tsp vanilla ( clear) 

Pinch of salt


DRY

1 Cup of sugar 

2 tsp baking powder 

3.5 cups of  flour 

Ingredients for Frosting & toppings

1 container of Tofutti cream cheese

1 Cup powdered sugar ( more if you’d like it sweeter) 

2 tsp vanilla extract 

Blueberries 

Sliced strawberries 


Directions: 

 Cookie

  1. Cream sugar and oil together with hand mixer until smooth, then add garbanzo liquid and vanilla. Mix together. 

  2. In a separate bowl mix dry ingredients together. 

  3. Slowly pour dry ingredients into wet and mix until dough is blended and can be rolled into a ball. 

  4. Dust surface with flower and roll out  ( If too wet add a bit more flour, and if needed chill in fridge for 5 minutes. Coconut oil can get slippery if too warm) 

  5. Roll out and dust with flower before cutting cookie. 

  6. Use desired cookie cutter shape. 

  7. Preheat oven to 350. 

  8. Place cookies on cookie sheet  and bake exactly 10 minutes. Do not cook longer. Cookies will not brown and will be slightly soft still when removed from oven. They will harden when cooled. Place on rack to dry.

Frosting

1.  Mix “cream cheese” , sugar, and vanilla in mixer. Use knife to spread frosting onto cooled cookies.  Add sliced strawberries and blueberries! SERVE!! 

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I hope you enjoy these as much as I do! Let me know if you make them. It’s a great recipe to vary as well! You can add lemon zest and juice to make a delicious lemon shortbread cookie! Almond extract and things like cinnamon and such make it all sorts of yummy too so try it out and let me know!

xoxo, Annette

Delicious "Cheese" Dip

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Friends! This is hands down one of the easiest most healthy and delicious cheese recipes you will ever make! Not only is it easy and tasty but it is very inexpensive and contains no common food allergens so win win! The consistency of the potato and carrot once blended really does mimic a cheese sauce. This works well for so many recipes! Stay tuned for one coming up next week you can make for fourth of july!

Delicious “Cheese Dip” 

Ingredients: 

2 Cups of potatoes ( russet or yukon) diced large and peeled. 

2 Cups of carrots, diced large 

1/2 Cup water ( use water from cooked potatoes and carrots) 

1/3 Cup olive oil 

1/2 cup nutritional yeast flakes

1 Tbs fresh lemon juice

2 tsp salt

1tsp garlic powder

1 tsp onion powder

pinch of cayenne powder  (optional) 

Directions: 

Boil potatoes and carrots until soft, drain ( use 1/2 cup of this liquid as the water) 

Blend in a high powered blender such as a vita mix until very smooth. 

Serve!

Will store for 1 week in refrigerator . May be re-heated on stovetop or microwave. This makes a great nacho cheese dip but can also be used for enchiladas, scalloped potatoes & more 

Makes approximately 4 cups 

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ENJOY!