Cut-Out Sugar Cookies

Okay, so here’s the deal. I tried making these sugar cookies about 5 different ways, and this is the recipe I think is the best. At first, I was going for the traditional sugar cookie that I remember eating as a kid. I don’t think I exactly accomplished that, but this recipe is super delicious in its own way, so I still wanted to share it! The cookies ended up being the perfect sweetness and they have some nuttiness from the flax. To frost them, I used the Simple Mills vanilla frosting and it was perfect!

Ingredients:

½ cup coconut oil

½ cup agave

1 flax egg (1 tbsp ground flaxseed + 3 tbsp water)

1 tsp vanilla

1 ⅓ cups all-purpose gluten free flour blend

¼ tsp baking powder

¼ tsp salt

½ tsp xanthan gum

Steps:

  1. Using an electric mixer, beat together the coconut oil, agave, flax egg and vanilla.
  2. In a separate bowl, mix together the flour, baking powder, salt, and xanthan gum.
  3. Add the flour mixture to the coconut oil mixture and beat until combined.
  4. Wrap the dough in plastic wrap in the shape of a ball. Refrigerate for 2 hours (do not skip this!).
  5. Once the dough is chilled, use a rolling pin to roll it out on a piece of parchment paper coated in flour. Roll it to about ¼ inch thick.
  6. Use your favorite cookie cutters to cut the shapes you want and place the cookies on baking sheets.
  7. Bake at 400⁰F for about 10 minutes, or until golden brown.
  8. Once done, let the cookies sit on the sheets for a few minutes before you transfer them to a wire rack or a board to finish cooling.
  9. Once cool, frost with your favorite frosting. When I want to buy frosting, I really like the Simple Mills brand!

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