Healthy Golden Sugar Cookies

Sugar cookies are my absolute favorite holiday cookie. These ones are my spin on the sugar cookie. They are not your typical soft and chewy cookie. These have a little crunchier bite but will melt in your mouth. They are PERFECT for decorating.

For this recipe I used coconut sugar instead of regular sugar.  We all know how sugar affects our health in a negative way, so I like to use coconut sugar.  It’s a more natural form of sugar and just as sweet.  It is also the reason these cookies become brown instead of the white sugar cookie you’re used to seeing.

I used Simple Mills Vanilla Frosting on top. You can place in a bag and cut the tip off for decorating just as you would regular frosting. A good way to soften it for decorating is by microwaving for 15-25 seconds. It makes it a little easier to spread. I heat it up right in the jar, just make sure you remove the foil seal and the cover.

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I roll my cookie batter out in between 2 pieces of parchment paper. It makes clean up easier and it keeps the batter from sticking to the rolling pin. I also rub coconut sugar all over the dough before rolling (in place of flour).

These cookies are gluten free and grain free.  Enjoy!

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Ingredients:
1 cup plus 1/4 cup cassava flour
3/4 cup coconut sugar
3 tbsp tapioca flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 cup coconut oil
1 egg
1tsp vanilla

Directions:
Preheat oven to 350. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. In a medium bowl mix together the dry ingredients well. Then add the wet to the dry ingredients and mix well. (If too soft, place in freezer for 10 minutes before rolling). Option to rub extra coconut sugar all over the dough.  Then take 2 pieces of parchment paper and place dough in between (on a flat surface). Begin rolling out the dough until its about 1/4 inch thickness. Begin to use cookie cutters and make your shapes.  Then transfer to the baking sheet.  Excess dough?  Keep rolling out until all the dough is used. Bake for 10-12 minutes. Remove from oven and immediately transfer the cookies to a cooling rack. Let cool completely before decorating. ENJOY!

 

I hope you all enjoy this! Let me know what you think in the comments below!

 

XOXO,
Kimmy

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