festive coconut sugar cookies with coconut icing

Tags
  • Dessert
  • Vegetarian
  • Cook time
    15
  • Prep time
    45
  • Serving
    24
Key Ingredients

Sugar cookies are a classic holiday sweet, but they are generally made with refined sugar, refined flour and chemical-laden food coloring. This dairy-free, gluten-free version, made with unrefined Coconut Sugar, is just as festive as the original but better for you! Make these holiday cookies with your kids or gift them to your neighbors; they are sure to bring smiles.

ingredients

        Cookie


        ¾ cup Nutiva Organic Shortening Organic Shortening


        ¾ cup Nutiva Organic Coconut Sugar Organic Coconut Sugar


        2 eggs


        2 tsp. vanilla extract


        2 ½ cups almond flour or meal


        ½ cup Nutiva Organic Coconut Flour, sifted Organic Coconut Flour


        ½ tsp. sea salt


        ½ tsp. baking soda


        [b]Frosting[/b]


        2 cups Nutiva Organic Shortening Organic Shortening


        2 Tbsp. Nutiva Organic Virgin Coconut Oil Organic Virgin Coconut Oil


        2 cups powdered sugar


        2 tsp. vanilla extract

instructions

Cookie


2. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.


3. In a large bowl, combine the almond flour, coconut flour, sea salt and baking soda. Set aside.


4. On medium speed, using a stand up mixer, hand mixer or food processor, combine the shortening and coconut sugar until creamy.


5. Add the eggs and vanilla extract.


6. Add the dry ingredients and beat until just combined.


7. Form the dough into a ball and chill for 30 minutes.


8. Place the dough between two layers of parchment paper, dusted with coconut flour, and roll about to about ½ inch thick.


9. Use cookie cutters to create desired shapes.


10. Place cookies on a parchment lined baking sheet.


11. Bake for 12-13 minutes, until golden.


12. Let cool before frosting. Makes about 2 dozen cookies.


Frosting


1. Using a stand up mixer, hand mixer or food processer, combine the shortening, coconut oil and powdered sugar until smooth and fluffy (about 2-3 minutes). Add the vanilla extract.


2. Add natural (vegetable-based) food coloring, if desired, or leave white.


3. Ice cookies using a pastry bag or simply spread with a knife.


Sugar cookies are a classic holiday sweet, but they are generally made with refined sugar, refined flour and chemical-laden food coloring. This dairy-free, gluten-free version, made with unrefined Coconut Sugar, is just as festive as the original but better for you! Make these holiday cookies with your kids or gift them to your neighbors; they are sure to bring smiles.















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