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
Baking sheet lined with parchment paper
3 ½-inch square cookie cutter
White, grey, red, black, orange royal icing in decorating bags fitted with #2 tips
Silver luster dust
Small paint brush
Let's get started!
Preheat oven to 325°F.
In a medium bowl, whisk together the gluten free flour, cocoa powder, sugars and salt.
In a small bowl, whisk the eggs, butter, and vanilla.
Make a well in the center of the flour mixture, add the wet ingredients and stir until well combined.
Divide the dough into 2 discs and wrap tightly in plastic wrap. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour or up to overnight.
Position the rack in the middle of the oven, and line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
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.
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!
Using the white icing, pipe and fill in a white rectangle onto each cookie for the floppy disk label.
Using the grey icing, pipe and fill in a grey rectangle below the white for the floppy disk shutter.
Allow icing to harden slightly, about 15 minutes.
Using a small dry brush, dust each grey rectangle with silver luster dust.
Use the red and black royal icing to make an 8-bit heart. Use the orange, white, and black to make a fox.
TaDa! Back your taste buds up on these Floppy Disc Cookies!