Gluten Free/Paleo Sugar Cookies

I meant to post about this earlier and forgot: if anyone needs one, I found a paleo/clean/gluten-free Christmas cut-out cookie recipe.

Here’s what you need to know to make it:

  • Erythritol is NOT GOOD. Use coconut sugar.
  • Skip the GF flour and go straight for almond flour. It will reduce the impact of these on your blood sugar.
  • Don’t make the frosting recommended – just go to Amazon, Target or Wegmans and get this stuff. Trust me… so worth it.

Also, temperature makes a huge difference in this dough. To make it easy on yourself:

  • Chilled as instructed once it’s blended together.
  • Roll out between two pieces of parchment.
  • Pop in the freezer until it’s fully set.
  • Cut your shapes into the dough and use a spatula to lift them out.
  • Let it sit until it softens enough to reroll.
  • Pop in back in the freezer to set before cutting your next round of cookies.

This sounds like a lot of work, but it’s actually not – and it’s a TON easier than dealing with uncooperative dough! Although these hold fairly well, I found it worked out well to bake them off a handful at a time. It made the recipe last for about four days and kept our sugar consumption down.

I generally expect to make these exactly once per year, but it’s nice to have the recipe, so I wanted to pass it along. Enjoy!


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