Floppy Disc Cookies

Floppy Disc Cookies

Sonja Reid joins Rosanna Pansino on Nerdy Nummies to make gluten free chocolate cookies decorated to look like floppy discs!

Makes 16 cookies

Things you'll need

  • 2 cups 1-to-1 gluten free flour
  • ½ cup dark cocoa powder
  • ½ cup packed light brown sugar
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 3 large eggs, room temperature
  • ½ cup unsalted butter, melted and cooled
  • 1 ½ teaspoons vanilla extract
  • Medium mixing bowl
  • Small mixing bowl
  • Whisk
  • Spatula
  • Rolling pin
  • Baking sheet lined with parchment paper
  • 3 ½-inch square cookie cutter
  • Small knife
  • White, grey, red, black, orange royal icing in decorating bags fitted with #2 tips
  • Silver luster dust
  • Small paint brush

Let's get started!

  1. Preheat oven to 325°F.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the gluten free flour, cocoa powder, sugars and salt.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk the eggs, butter, and vanilla.
  4. Make a well in the center of the flour mixture, add the wet ingredients and stir until well combined.
  5. Divide the dough into 2 discs and wrap tightly in plastic wrap. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour or up to overnight.
  6. Position the rack in the middle of the oven, and line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
  7. On a lightly gluten free floured or cocoa powdered surface, roll out the dough ¼ inch thick. Cut out cookies and using a small knife and then cut a small piece of one corner of each cookie. Place them 1 inch apart on a baking sheet.
  8. Bake until cookies are firm to the touch, 8 to 10 minutes.  Let cool for 2 minutes on baking sheets, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

Time to decorate!

  1. Using the white icing, pipe and fill in a white rectangle onto each cookie for the floppy disk label.
  2. Using the grey icing, pipe and fill in a grey rectangle below the white for the floppy disk shutter.
  3. Allow icing to harden slightly, about 15 minutes.
  4. Using a small dry brush, dust each grey rectangle with silver luster dust.
  5. Use the red and black royal icing to make an 8-bit heart. Use the orange, white, and black to make a fox.
  6. TaDa! Back your taste buds up on these Floppy Disc Cookies!
Rosanna Pansino and Sonja Reid make Floppy Disc Cookies

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