Christmas Tree Cake Cookies
Celebrate the holiday season with a delightful twist on traditional Christmas treats – our Dairy and Egg-Free Christmas Tree Cake Cookies!
Elevate your holiday festivities with our Dairy and Egg-Free Christmas Tree Cake Cookies! These Christmas Tree Cake look-alike treats boast a delightful cake batter flavor for a soft and flavorful cookie experience. Topped with a creamy frosting, and adorned with festive white chocolate and green sprinkles, these Merry & Bright Christmas Tree Cake Cookies are the ideal way to share joy and accommodate various dietary preferences this festive season. Spread the love and savor the spirit of the holidays with each delicious bite!
Greetings, fellow food enthusiasts! As the holiday season approaches, it's time to indulge in the joy of baking and sharing delightful treats with your loved ones. Today, we're diving into the world of festive flavors with a twist – our Dairy and Egg-Free Christmas Tree Cake Cookies! These adorable cookies are not only a feast for the eyes but also a delight for your taste buds.
For the Cookies:
- 1 cup dairy-free butter, at room temperature
- 1 1/4 cup granulated sugar
- 1 tbsp cake batter flavor (because why limit the cake flavor to just cakes?)
- 1/4 cup aquafaba (liquid from a can of chickpeas, our secret egg substitute!)
- 2 1/2 cups cake flour
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 tsp salt
For the Frosting:
- 4 oz dairy-free cream cheese
- 3/4 cup dairy-free butter
- 3 1/2 cups powdered sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
For the Topping (Optional, but totally worth it!):
- 1/4 cup dairy-free white chocolate chips, melted and colored red
- Green sprinkles (because what's a Christmas tree without some sparkle?)
Let's Get Baking:
- Preheat and Prepare: Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C) and line your baking sheets with parchment paper.
- Cream It Up: In a large mixing bowl, cream together the dairy-free butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add in the cake batter flavor for that extra festive kick.
- Aquafaba Magic: Beat in the aquafaba, our enchanting egg substitute. Watch as the batter transforms into a silky, smooth concoction.
- Sift and Mix: In a separate bowl, sift together the cake flour, baking powder, and salt. Gradually add this dry mixture to the wet ingredients, combining until a soft dough forms.
- Shape, Refrigerate, and Bake: Roll the dough into balls and place them on the prepared baking sheets. Refrigerate for 10 minutes. Bake cookies for 10-12 minutes, or until the edges are lightly golden. Let them cool completely
- Frosting Extravaganza: Meanwhile, prepare the frosting by beating together dairy-free cream cheese, butter, powdered sugar, and vanilla extract until smooth and fluffy.
- Trimming Time: Once the cookies are cool, spread a generous layer of frosting on each tree, creating a snowy canvas for decoration.
- Deck the Trees: Melt the dairy-free white chocolate chips and color them red. Drizzle or pipe the red chocolate onto the cookies. Sprinkle green sprinkles generously for a touch of Christmas magic.
- Serve and Savor: Arrange your Christmas Tree Cake Cookies on a festive platter and watch as everyone's eyes light up with joy. These dairy and egg-free delights are sure to be a hit at any holiday gathering!
Get ready to embark on a delicious journey with these Merry & Bright Christmas Tree Cake Cookies. May your holiday season be filled with laughter, love, and of course, scrumptious treats!
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