Last updated on February 16th, 2019
Almond Flour Sugar Cookies- GF/V
Sugar cookies are definitely a win around Christmas time (who are we kidding, cookies are a win around my house year round!) especially these hazelnut cookies. But it’s rare that you get a tasty, light cookie that’s actually healthy! These almond flour sugar cookies are thin, tasty and easy to make and since there’s minimal ingredients hey’re also gluten free and vegan!
Have you ever baked with almond flour? because sometimes I think my daughters live of it…
Almond meal is definitely one of my go-to’s when it comes to baking. Not only is it easy to work with, it’s low carb, gluten free and full of healthy fats!
Almonds are a wonderful source of calcium, fiber and magnesium so replacing processed wheat with them is a no-brainer for me. Plus, I love the nutty flavor and the “lightness” they give when you bake with them (or make tasty almond pancakes)! I can eat oodles of cookies and not have the stuffed, sluggish feeling I get from regular flour ?
The other reason I love using almond meal is for my kiddos. Growing babes need nutrient dense foods but also calorie dense ones in order to grow. Almond meal provides both so it’s an easy win for me as a mama.
While these sugar cookies are sprinkled with cane sugar, I also like to make a batch without the sprinkle for my youngest daughter. Regardless, there’s not a lot of sugar on them so I feel great when my kids are munching these instead of traditional cookies.
I strive to keep my girls away from processed sugars but it gets a little sticky around Christmas time. With so many unhealthy options out there I make sure to have a stash of these on hand to bring with me so that they don’t feel like their missing out on anything.
These sugar cookies are easy to make and you can use your favorite cookie cutters to make fun shapes for kids or the Holidays. My toddler adores making them with me and I love having her in the kitchen! She may not be the beeessssstttt helper but she learns a ton about food and she thinks it’s awesome to “help mommy”.
I personally love bringing a tray of these with me to Christmas dinners because they’re a delicious but light dessert- who doesn’t love sugar cookies (these pine tree ones are super cute too!).. even if they are healthy, gluten free ones?!
Ingredients In The Almond Sugar Cookies
- 3/4 cups almond meal
- 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/8 teaspoon sea salt
- 1 tablespoon coconut flour
- 2 tablespoons coconut palm sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 tablespoons coconut oil (measured solid)
- 1 teaspoon maple syrup
Note: all of these health boosting ingredients can be purchased through my favorite retailer Well.ca– and the best part is that they offer free shipping!
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How To Make Gluten Free Sugar Cookies
Combine the first four ingredients together in a bowl.
Melt the coconut oil in a shallow dish and combine the wet ingredients.
Pour wet into dry and mix until everything looks wet.
Place the mixture into saran wrap and mold into a tight ball. Place in the fridge for 60 minutes.
Pre heat the oven to 325 degrees.
Let the mixture thaw 3-5 minutes then place the ball between two pieces of parchment paper and roll until 1/4 inch thick.
Use a cookie cutter to make desired shapes. The cookies are extremely soft so use a spatula to lift and palace on a baking tray lined with parchment paper.
Bake for 10 minutes.
Remove and let sit on the tray for 30 minutes to firm up.
Makes 9-11 depending on mold.
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These healthy, light, gluten free almond flour sugar cookies make the perfect addition to a Holiday party. They contain healthy ingredients, are easy to make and you can customize the shapes based on preference. Have your kids get involved in making them and let them roll, cut and of course, lick their fingers 😉 With these cookies you get all the benefits of almonds while still enjoy cookie deliciousness!