Saturday, March 26, 2011
These cookies were the result of a mistake.
I made some blondies the other day and thought they need a little something extra. So, I whipped up a batch of vegan buttercream to top them. That was the mistake.
After frosting the blondies, I decided they tasted much better without it. Not wanting to throw the frosting away, I attempted to scrape all it off so I could use it for something else. This didn’t work so well since I also ended up scraping off the top of the blondies along with the frosting. Since the blondies were now ruined, I just decided to eat them. All.
And then I made these cookies with the leftover frosting.
This recipe will work with any flavor of frosting which makes it a great way to use up leftover frosting. I used vanilla frosting and the cookies tasted very similar to a sugar cookie. I mixed sprinkles into the batter to add a little color, but other things, such as chocolate chips, would work great as well.
Makes one dozen
1 1/2 cups flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 cup vanilla frosting
1 flax egg (or regular egg)
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 cup sugar
Heat oven to 350. Grease a cookie sheet or line with a silpat.
In a medium bowl, mix the flour, salt, and baking soda.
In a seperate bowl, mix the frosting, flax egg, vanilla, and sugar on medium speed for 2 minutes. Add the wet ingredients to the dry and stir until well combined.
Drop cookies by large tablespoon fulls onto prepared cookiesheet. Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until edges of cookies are lightly browned.