Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Dairy Free Soft Sugar Cookies with Tofu

Yes, you read that correctly... There is tofu in these cookies. You can't taste it but it sure helps with the texture and softness of the cookies!! These remind us of that famous brand of sugar cookies that you can buy at the stores.

6 tbs extra firm tofu
1 cup dairy free buttery spread
1 tbs vanilla extract
1 cup sugar
2 1/2 cups flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
frosting of your choice

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
Cream the dairy free spread and sugar for 5 minutes or until fluffy.
Mash the tofu - Make sure that there are no chunks.
Add the mashed tofu and vanilla to the creamed mixture and mix well.
Sift the flour, baking soda, and salt into the mixture and mix well.
Roll into 40 balls.
Place on ungreased cookie sheet and flatten each ball with your hand. Be sure to flatten to the thickness you desire as the dough will not rise much.
Bake for 10 minutes.
Allow to cool completely before frosting.
There are commercial brands of frosting available that are dairy free if you want a super sweet frosting with that kind of texture. Use this type of frosting if you are going for the big brand feel and be sure to top with appropriate sprinkles too.
Or you can make dairy free royal icing if you want that slight crunch of the frosting to contrast the soft sugar cookie.


  1. Where do you find the dairy free frosting? I was thinking about that but didn't see any where I shop.

  2. Sandi - The frostings that I have found that are dairy free don't advertise as such but you just have to read the labels and check the ingredients. Many of the tub type frostings are indeed dairy free!

  3. For gluten-free, do you just substitute an all-purpose gluten free flour and it still works?

  4. Shay - This recipe is from before I found out that I am wheat/gluten intolerant. I haven't tried it with gluten free flour but if I did I would add some xanthan gum too.


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