Sugar Cookies (Paleo & Vegan)

Mmmmm, it’s wintery and time for cookies. Of course, I prelude every season with that statement. 🙂 But nonetheless, these are a delicious addition to any season (especially with Valentine’s Day coming up), extremely allergy-friendly, & on the healthy side to boot! Can I hear a “woohoo?!”

If you’re new to the term “paleo,” you’re probably wondering what it means… Essentially, it excludes any grains, refined-sugars, and dairy from the diet. I’ve lost a ton of weight from going on this diet (45 pounds in 8 months), and I’m feeling GREAT. So, is it worth it? ABSOLUTELY! I fit into my high school-sized pants again… WHAT!?

I do still eat dairy products, because I simply can’t give up cheese. I went to college at Washington State University, so basically Cougar Gold cheese is the 8th food group in our house. 🙂 I usually make these cookies with butter, but I assure you that using the organic shortening in these is equally to die for!

Here we go:

Cookie Dough:
1 1/2 C. Honeyville blanched Almond Flour (this is the finest grind I have found!)
1/4 C. Softened Butter (or Spectrum Organic Palm Shortening to make these dairy free/vegan)
3 T. Raw Honey (or use Agave Nectar if you’re strictly vegan!)
Pinch of Salt
1/2 t. Vanilla Extract
1/2 t. Almond Extract

Frosting:
1/2 C. Palm Shortening
1/4 C. Raw Honey (Or again, use Agave Nectar if you’re vegan)
2 t. Vanilla Extract
2 T. Arrowroot Powder
2 T. Coconut Flour
2 T. Coconut Oil, Melted
Pinch of Salt

Mix all of the cookie dough ingredients together! Make tablespoon sized balls and place on a cookie sheet. Bake at 350F for 10-12 minutes, or until the edges are slightly browned. When cookies are cool, frost & eat! If you don’t want to frost, these cookies are great on their own, or dipped in chocolate. If you need dairy free chocolate, use Enjoy Life Chocolate Chips!

For the frosting, mix everything in your Kitchen Aid except for the coconut oil… Then when everything is well-blended, drizzle melted coconut oil in slowly while continuing to mix on high. Whip for a few minutes and DONE!

I should note that I brought these to my preschool class and they were DEMOLISHED. There were no complaints whatsoever! 🙂

This made about 8 cookies.

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9 responses to “Sugar Cookies (Paleo & Vegan)

  1. These look amazing – just like those fluffy round sugar cookies with icing they sell at Kroger that I ate as a kid. I have been dying to have a Paleo/GF replacement for those! This looks like it could be the winner. Definitely pinning these to make soon!

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