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Gluten Free Coconut Flour Sugar Cookies


  • Author: Brittany Mullins
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 8 minutes
  • Total Time: 23 minutes
  • Yield: 10
  • Diet: Gluten Free

Description

These grain-free, gluten-free sugar cookies are made with coconut flour. They have a delicious, buttery flavor and the perfect texture for making cut-out cookies!


Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup softened butter or ghee 
  • 1/2 cup organic cane sugar 
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt 
  • 1/2 cup coconut flour 
  • 12 Tablespoons arrowroot powder or tapioca flour

Vanilla Icing

  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 12 teaspoons almond milk 
  • Sprinkles (look for ones that are naturally colored)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF.
  2. In a medium mixing bowl stir together butter or ghee, sugar, egg, baking powder, vanilla extract and sea salt. Add coconut flour and mix until combined. Allow the dough to rest for 5 minutes at room temperature.
    Coconut flour sugar cookies dough in a bowl with a gold spoon.
  3. After 5 minutes, sprinkle 1 Tablespoon of arrowroot powder over dough and knead, using your hands until firm. If it is sticky or too wet, add another Tablespoon of arrowroot.
  4. Dust a clean rolling surface (or a parchment lined surface) with arrowroot and roll out dough, using a rolling pin, until it’s about 1/4-1/3″ thick.
  5. Use cookie cutters to cut dough into desired shapes and place on cookie sheet.
  6. Bake for 8-10 minutes or until the bottom of the cookies are golden. Let cool for a few minutes on the sheet before carefully transferring to a wire rack to cool completely. 
  7. Once cookies are cool you can frost and decorate them. To make homemade icing, combine powdered sugar, vanilla and almond milk (start with 1 teaspoon) in a small bowl. Whisk until all lumps of sugar have dissolved and icing is the thickness you desire. You don’t want it to be super thick, but also don’t want it to be too runny where it melts off the cookies. Frost cookies with icing and add sprinkles right away, before the icing has a chance to set.
  8. Cookies will keep in an airtight container at room temperature for 3 days or in the fridge for up to a week.

Notes

  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: American

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 cookie with icing
  • Calories: 164
  • Sugar: 15g
  • Sodium: 144mg
  • Fat: 7g
  • Carbohydrates: 23g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Protein: 1g

Keywords: coconut flour sugar cookies