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Dec 8, 2015

{guilt free} Holiday Sugar Cookies

A quick trip to the grocery store and this recipe will have you eating sugar cookies that will have zip zero zilch guilt... and I mean nada.

So, before we get started - have an open mind and trust me.  They are amazing.

Follow these directions carefully and if you do, you will have perfectly soft and moist sugar cookies ready to frost and enjoy :)



Ingredients

3c of almond flour
3tsp of melted ghee or butter
1egg plus 1 egg white
1/4c honey
1tsp vanilla
1/2tsp baking soda
1/4tsp salt
1/4tsp cinnamon (optional)

Put all ingredients together in a ninja or food processor and process until mixed.  Pull the dough out, ball it and refrigerate until completely cold.  Once cool, dust the ball with excess almond flour and roll it out on wax paper.  Cut with cookie cutters or shape into small round cookies.

Place in a pre-heated 350 degree oven for 10 minutes.

Immediately remove from pan and let cool on a wire rack or a different surface for at least 10 minutes.  If you handle them sooner than this, or try to frost them they will crumble.  The "setting" time is needed.

Once cooled, continue with frosting using your favorite recipe or mine below:

1 stick of melted butter
1 container of melted cream cheese
1/4c of honey

whip until creamy and let set until it thickens enough to frost.

Have fun!
These cookies are so healthy that I would feed them to my kids for breakfast!

4 comments :

  1. I am making these today!!! Ella wanted to make Santa healthier cookies this year! And bonus, they're gluten-free! Thanks for posting this!

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  2. I'm making these this morning. If you follow these directions you will be very frustrated when you go to roll them out. You will need to choose a different type of flour to use when rolling out the dough as the dough is VERY sticky from the honey. Keeping these gluten-free, I used white rice flour on my second round of rolling out. The first round was impossible to peel off the wax paper without breaking the cookies apart and distorting their shape. Be sure to spread around white rice flour BEFORE you place the dough on the wax paper, then sprinkle MORE on top of the ball before you roll it out. Keep the dough on the thicker side as well. These are not "kid-friendly" in the sense they cannot easily help. These are so sticky they can't help peel them off the wax paper and put them on the cookie sheet. My kids got frustrated after about 3 mins. I'm sure these will decorate well and taste great, but these would definitely be a bake ahead and let the kids just decorate kind of cookie.

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    1. Even though these started as difficult to make, they tasted AMAZING! My kids loved them, we loved them and my in-laws who pretty much dislike everything gluten-free I make, LOVED them! So, thank you for the recipe! I will make them again ;)

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