Paleo Christmas Cutout Cookies

Paleo Cutout CookiesSticking to a Paleo diet can kind of make you feel like the Grinch during the holidays. Petit fours, caramel covered popcorn, sugar cookies, fudge, all of our favorite treats come around and we have a choice: invite a bazillion questions when we say we can’t eat them when offered, or eat it and face the consequences.

I always plan to take at least one thing with me to parties that I know I can eat. I prefer that it not taste “Paleo” so I can get others over to the darkside, but the problem with that is sometimes I have to hide some for myself! These cookies come with that problem, but they are so good you owe it to yourself to make at least one batch.

Unlike SAD cutout cookies, these are a bit delicate, you definitely won’t break a tooth on one. I prefer to keep them in the fridge as it helps make them a little less brittle, the icing helps too.

 

Paleo Christmas Cutout Cookies
 
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Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • COOKIES
  • ¼ cup + 1 tablespoon coconut flour
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • ¼ cup palm shortening
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Dash of cinnamon
  • ICING
  • ¼ cup palm shortening
  • 3 tablespoons coconut butter
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1-2 teaspoons palm sugar
Instructions
  1. For the cookies, preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Add honey and palm shortening to a bowl and beat with a mixer until combined.
  3. Add your egg, vanilla and cinnamon and beat again.
  4. Add ¼ cup of coconut flour, it should be pressed into the measuring cup with the back of a spoon gently (not sifted), mix well with a spoon and let dough sit for a minute, then add the other tablespoon of coconut flour, also pressed into measuring spoon tightly, and mix well.
  5. Dough should be able to be packed into a ball now, separate into two balls and place on two pieces of parchment paper.
  6. Layer another piece of parchment paper on top of each ball and roll out thinly.
  7. Place dough in fridge for 10-15 minutes.
  8. Using cookie cutters, create desired shapes and place on parchment lined cookie sheet.
  9. Bake for 8-10 minutes on 350 degrees, or until edges are golden brown.
  10. Let cool and then place in the fridge.
  11. For the icing, place all ingredients in a bowl and mix well with a spoon or hand mixer.
  12. Add natural food coloring if desired.
  13. Apply to cookies gently. You can also decorate with dried fruit, or get creative, like coconut flakes for snowmen with chocolate chip features!