Is it a cookie or a cake?
Tender, soft , fluffy, coconut~vanilla cookie clouds
Aptly named Butter Fluff Cookies!
Make them all year round for any occasion
Or sprinkle them up with all the holiday colors of the season!
Iced with your favorite buttercream recipe
For a double dose of butter fluff!
These cookies will fast become a favorite to eat and they are so easy to make!
Sprinkles for the kiddies and butter rum glaze for the adults table!
Honestly I prefer no icing at all
But I will say I loved the butter rum glaze perhaps a bit too much!
The recipe below only makes nine, so I would advise to double or even triple
Because these jumbo fluff balls are going to fly fast!
Alternatively you can use a #100 scoop instead for miniature clouds of joy!
This little bite sized version stole my heart quickly!
Just be wary of the bake time since the bigger 2 ounce scooped cookies took only 14 minutes to bake
So they don’t really look too much different from when they go into the oven and when they come out
The miniature version will be done in less than half that time!
You don’t want to over bake these or they will be dry
They barely start to turn golden in the oven so for me 14 minutes was perfection
Buttery, light and airy with just the right amount of sweet!
Notes for Success & Substitutions:
The dough will be very stiff so when you scoop them onto the sheet pan be sure to press them down to look like little patties.
They will not spread but will puff up to a tender light and airy texture
If you against coconut in your recipes you can substitute any nut flour instead
For those who don’t like to see flecks of flax in their cakes and cookies
I have used Bob’s Red Mill egg replacer instead of the flax meal and water
Instead of the water & flax listed below for the flax reconsitution
You would just add another 3 Tbs plant milk to the recipe and add 1 tablespoon of the egg replacer straight to the dry ingredients
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- For the Cookie:
- Vegan Butter 6 Tablespoons (85g)
- Granulated Vegan Sugar ½ cup (100g)
- Plant Milk 3 Tablespoons (45ml)
- Vanilla Extract 1 teaspoon
- Coconut Extract 1 teaspoon
- Almond Extract *optional ¼ teaspoon
- Ground Golden Flax Meal 1 Tablespoons (8g)
- Hot Water 3 Tablespoons (45ml)
- Cornstarch 1 Tablespoon (8g)
- All Purpose Flour 1 cup (125g)
- Coconut Flour or coconut flakes *grind to fine consistency 12 Tablespoons (90g) *see notes above for sub
- Salt ½ teaspoon
- Baking Powder 1 teaspoon
- Baking Soda ½ teaspoon
- For the Butter Rum Glaze:
- ⅔ cup confectioners sugar sifted (80g)
- 1 Tablespoon rum (15ml)
- 1 Tablespoon melted vegan butter (15ml)
- warm water ½ teaspoon *if needed
- OR ~
- ½ Recipe your favorite buttercream icing*optional
- Preheat the oven to 350°F
- If using coconut flakes, be sure to grind the coconut flakes to a fine flour consistency in a spice grinder or a food processor.
- Combine the flax meal with the hot water, whisk smooth let stand for 5 minutes to gel
- Combine the room temperature plant milk with the extracts
- Sift the flour, coconut flour & coconut flakes if using, with the baking soda, baking powder, salt, cornstarch
- Cream the vegan butter with the sugar for about 3 minutes on medium to high speed until light and fluffy and then add the thickened flax paste, whip on high speed to emulsify
- Add the sifted dry ingredients all at once and mix thoroughly until incorporated then add the coconut
- Last add in the milk/extract mixture and mix well
- Scoop with a 2 ounce or #100 scoop onto parchment lined or silicone sheet pans spaced 1" apart, lightly press each dough ball to flatten slightly
- Then bake in a preheated 350° F oven for approximately 14 minutes or until starting to get golden browned
- Meanwhile prepare your buttercream recipe of choice OR the butter rum glaze
- Combine all the ingredients together in a small bowl for the butter rum glaze & whisk smooth
- Dip the cooled cookies in the glaze or ice with buttercream
For longer storage freeze the dough balls and bake them as you want freshly baked cookies.