Gluten Free (Paleo) Sugar Cookies

Those these cookies have sugar in the name they are actually healthy! These "sugar" cookies contain no refined sugars and are gluten free and paleo friendly! 

The icing is made from coconut but if coconut isn't for you they are still delicious without any icing. 

 

Gluten Free (Paleo) Sugar Cookies

Makes 16-18 cookies

Ingredients:

  • 1 ½ cups almond flour
  • ¼ cup coconut oil, melted
  • ¼ cup pure maple syrup
  • ¼ tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract  
  • ⅛ tsp salt

     Icing:

  • 2 cups unsweetened shredded coconut  
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil, melted
  • 2 tbsp pure maple syrup
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • unsweetened almond milk

Directions

  • Pre-heat oven to 350F
  • Combine all liquid ingredients in a bowl
  • In a separate bowl, combine dry ingredients
  • Mix wet into dry and keep stirring until well combined
  • Put dough into a plastic bag to work dough into a smooth shape
  • Place dough in the refrigerator for 10 minutes to chill
  • Spread dough out evenly using a rolling pin or place between parchment paper and spread evenly with hands
  • Cut out your cookies using a cookie cutter
  • Place cookies on a parchment lined baking sheet and bake for 7-10 minutes (until golden brown)
  • Let cookies sit on the baking sheet for 5-7 minutes before placing them on a cooling rack to cool
  • Once completely cool, decorate cookies with icing

Icing:

  • Pour the shredded coconut and coconut oil in a food processor and process until smooth. You will need to scrap down the sides every couple minutes.
  • Add in maple syrup and vanilla until combined
  • Slowly add almond milk 1 tbsp at a time until desired consistency is achieved
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