Gluten Free & Allergy Friendly Koala Cookies

These koala cookies are super easy, and a lot of fun to put together!
 
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Yield: 15 koala cookies

Ingredients

For the Cookie:
1/4 cup cocoa powder
3/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 cup granulated sugar
3 tablespoons confectioner's sugar
8 tablespoons coconut oil or vegetable shortening, soft but not melted
2 eggs, lightly beaten, or 2 egg replacers
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
 
For the frosting:
 
For the eyes:
You can use edible decorations like these or make your own with raisins and a dot of dairy free chocolate.
 
For a nose, use a black jelly bean or pipe a bit of colored frosting.

How To

Combine all the dry ingredients in a bowl and whisk. Add the oil, egg and vanilla and mix to combine. The dough will be thick/stiff – you can squeeze it together with your hands to bring it all together.

Using round cookie cutters, cut medium circles for the face, and smaller circles for the ears. (You'll want to cut twice as many ears as faces.)

Bake at 350° F for 6 - 8 minutes, or until just starting to brown. Cool completely.

Cover the inside of all circles in frosting, leaving a rim of cookie on the edge. Place 2 smaller circles parallel but not touching. Lay the larger circle on top, covering about 1/3 of the smaller circles. You will need to judge placement based on the size of your cookies. Add the eyes and nose. Let the icing set for about 15 minutes.
 
Congrats - you've made a koala cookie!
 
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