Perfect Cut-Out Paleo Sugar Cookies (Grain Free)

This perfect six ingredient cut-out paleo sugar cookie couldn't be easier or more delicious. Holiday perfection in a healthier little cookie! When we transitioned to a grain free diet in 2012, it was important for me to get this recipe right because I love to bake holiday cookies with my kids and their friends. We continue our Christmas cookie making tradition with this recipe. The cookies are soft and flavorful. You can ice them or not- they are good either way.  I hope these cut-out cookies become part of your family's holiday traditions!

 

Ingredients:

2 cupcut-out sugar cookiess almond flour

1 cup arrowroot

1 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon vanilla

⅓ cup maple syrup

¼ coconut oil, melted

 

Preheat the oven to 350°F.

Method:

Add the almond flour, arrowroot and salt to the bowl of a food processor and pulse until fully combined. Next add vanilla, maple syrup and melted coconut oil. Pulse until well combined. The dough will be crumbly in texture. Gather up the dough into a disc shape and cover tightly with plastic wrap. Allow to cool in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes.

Using a rolling pin, roll the dough between two sheets of parchment paper to a thickness of about ¼". Use your favorite cookie cutters to cut out shapes and transfer the dough shapes to a parchment paper lined cookie sheet. If the dough gets too soft, pop it back in the refrigerator for a few minutes.

Bake the cut-out cookies for 7-8 minutes. They will still be soft when they are removed from the oven, but will be a very light golden color. These cookies are best slightly under baked if you like a soft sugar cookie. If you like your sugar cookies crisper, leave them in the oven until very lightly browned at the edges.

Cool the cookies completely before decorating.

Simple Icing:

⅔ cup Lakanto powdered monkfruit sugar (to keep these cookies low glycemic) or "real" powdered sugar

3 teaspoon water

1-2 drops food coloring (look for a natural, dye-free coloring if possible)

If you like sprinkles or other festive toppings, look for dye free ones like these little trees

or these red, white and green confetti sprinkles.

 

If you like this recipe, check out my recipe for Paleo Crescent Cookies