Perfect Cut-Out Paleo Sugar Cookies Grain Free

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These easy cut-out Paleo Sugar Cookies are made with almond and coconut flour and sweetened with honey.  The perfect sugar cookies for the holidays that no one will guess are Paleo.  Grain free, refined sugar free, kid approved!

These easy cut-out Paleo Sugar Cookies are made with almond and coconut flour and sweetened with honey.  The perfect sugar cookies for the holidays that no one will guess are Paleo.  Grain free, refined sugar free, kid approved!

Of all my baking experiments over the past two weeks, these sugar cookies made me the happiest.  I’m almost sure they made my kids even happier though.  And husband.

It was one of those “are these ACTUALLY paleo?!!” moments – a moment that wins for the ultimate Paleo baking compliment, in my opinion.

And, that was before I put the icing on – this should be noted, of course!  Anyway, they were all thrilled that it took me a couple of tries to get the cut-out part right, since that meant extra cookies that weren’t waiting for photos.

These easy cut-out Paleo Sugar Cookies are made with almond and coconut flour and sweetened with honey.  The perfect sugar cookies for the holidays that no one will guess are Paleo.  Grain free, refined sugar free, kid approved!

No one waited on those of course, they were gone before I could even get on the next batch.  I might’ve kept a few (or 5) for myself.

And, I might have decorated those 5 cookies just for myself, in the name of recipe testing.  Or just because they tasted really good with my coconut butter icing and melted dark chocolate!

Speaking of icing, I used two types of white icing for these cookies – a traditional (not paleo) icing with organic powdered sugar and orange juice, in case you simply need grain free cookies.  For those who want to keep it paleo, I provided a simple coconut butter icing recipe, too.  And don’t forget the melted dark chocolate – my favorite part!

These easy cut-out Paleo Sugar Cookies are made with almond and coconut flour and sweetened with honey.  The perfect sugar cookies for the holidays that no one will guess are Paleo.  Grain free, refined sugar free, kid approved!

Anyway, once I practiced my cookie-cutting and perfected the recipe, I had my daughter Emily help me with the photos and decorating.

Sugar cookies need at least one good assistant/helper, I think – someone to cut, someone to get rid of the extra dough (without eating it!!) and decide which shape comes next.

The icing, the design, and who gets to eat which shape.  Sugar cookies require more decision making than any other cookie, I’m sure!  Which is probably one reason kids can’t get enough of them.

These easy cut-out Paleo Sugar Cookies are made with almond and coconut flour and sweetened with honey.  The perfect sugar cookies for the holidays that no one will guess are Paleo.  Grain free, refined sugar free, kid approved!

Back to the actual cookie recipe though, because that’s what we’re all here for!

The dough is extremely quick and easy to make.   Using my electric hand mixer, I creamed together grass-fed butter and raw honey until nice and smooth.   Yes, the sugar cookies are actually “honey” cookies 🙂

The grass-fed butter adds amazing flavor to these cookies, but you can also use ghee for a nearly identical flavor.  Just make sure it’s the consistency of room-temperature butter before creaming it.

Coconut oil doesn’t work as well in this recipe as butter or ghee – it makes the dough difficult to roll out and cut, and the flavor isn’t the same.   For a completely dairy free version that will keep the texture, you can use palm oil shortening.

These easy cut-out Paleo Sugar Cookies are made with almond and coconut flour and sweetened with honey.  The perfect sugar cookies for the holidays that no one will guess are Paleo.  Grain free, refined sugar free, kid approved!

After the butter and honey are nice and creamy, we add in an egg (room temp) and vanilla.  For the dry ingredients, I used a combination of blanched almond and coconut flour.

I love using a combination of the two if the recipe allows, and it worked perfectly here to get a firm but slightly soft cookie that keeps it’s shape while cutting and baking.

The dough itself it very easy to roll after about an hour of chilling in the fridge.  You can also refrigerate it overnight if you want to make the dough ahead of time.

Since it’s still a moist dough, I prefer rolling it between two pieces of parchment paper for best results.  And of course, this part is easier if you have a good assistant!

Okay, let’s get into baking mode and make the best paleo cut-out sugar cookies we’ve ever made – enjoy!

Perfect Cut-Out Paleo Sugar Cookies Grain Free

These easy cut-out Paleo Sugar Cookies are made with almond and coconut flour and sweetened with honey.  The perfect sugar cookies for the holidays that no one will guess are Paleo.  Grain free, refined sugar free, kid approved!

Perfect Cut-Out Paleo Sugar Cookies

These easy cut-out Paleo Sugar Cookies are made with almond and coconut flour and sweetened with honey.  The perfect sugar cookies for the holidays that no one will guess are Paleo.  Grain free, refined sugar free, kid approved!

Prep Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes

Instructions

  1. In one bowl, combine the sifted almond flour, coconut flour, baking soda and salt, set aside

  2. In a separate bowl, using an electric hand mixer (or stand mixer) cream together the butter and honey until very smooth and creamy on medium speed.

  3. Add in the egg and vanilla and beat on low speed until combined. Add the dry ingredients to the wet and beat until a thick cookie dough forms (you can stir it by hand at this point if it’s too thick to mix.)

  4. Using a silicone spatula, scrape all dough off the sides of the bowl and form a ball. Wrap the dough ball in plastic wrap and chill for at least 1 hour so the dough can be rolled. You can also chill overnight if you want to make the dough ahead of time.

  5. Once chilled, preheat your oven to 350 degrees F and line a large cookie sheet with parchment paper.

  6. Place the dough on a separate large sheet of parchment paper on your countertop and cover with another sheet. Roll out the dough slowly between the two sheets of parchment paper to 1/4 inch thickness for cutouts.

  7. Place cookie cutouts on the parchment lined baking sheet and repeat with remaining dough, chilling before rolling out again if needed.

  8. Bake cookies in the preheated oven for 10 minutes or until just beginning to turn light brown. Allow cookies to rest on the baking sheet for 5 minutes before carefully transferring to wire racks to cool completely.

  9. Once completely cooled, decorate as desired and enjoy!

For Icing 1*:

  1. Combine sugar and orange juice or water in a small bowl and mix until a smooth icing forms.

For Icing 2:

  1. Carefully stir honey into melted coconut butter, then drizzle on cookies. If you need to re-melt the mixture, do it in small 5 second increments – coconut butter can easily separate to it’s important to be gentle!

Recipe Notes

*For a grain-free only version that contains organic powdered sugar.  For a paleo friendly icing, using icing 2.

**To melt coconut butter, you can either submerge the jar in very hot water for 10 minutes, then stir (preferred) You can also microwave in a glass dish on increments of 7-8 seconds, stirring after each, until drippy.

***Nutrition was calculated without icing.

Nutrition Facts

Perfect Cut-Out Paleo Sugar Cookies

Amount Per Serving

Calories 114
Calories from Fat 72

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 8g
12%

Saturated Fat 2g
10%

Cholesterol 15mg
5%

Sodium 64mg
3%

Potassium 6mg
0%

Total Carbohydrates 8g
3%

Dietary Fiber 1g
4%

Sugars 5g

Protein 2g
4%

Vitamin A
1.8%

Calcium
2.4%

Iron
2.9%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

What I Used to Make My Perfect Paleo Cut-Out Sugar Cookies:


These easy cut-out Paleo Sugar Cookies are made with almond and coconut flour and sweetened with honey.  The perfect sugar cookies for the holidays that no one will guess are Paleo.  Grain free, refined sugar free, kid approved!

Want more Paleo cookie recipes?  Try one of these!

Paleo Vanilla Wafer Cookies

Chocolate Chip Cranberry Cookies

“Oatmeal” Raisin Cookies Grain free, vegan

Coconut Flour Chocolate Chip Cookies Nut Free

Chewy Gingerbread Cookies

Almond Butter Fudge Cookie Cups

Coconut Butter Macadamia Nut Cookies

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