Last updated on February 16th, 2019
Crispy Hazelnut Sugar Cookies
I definitely love cookies at all times of the year but Christmas time is classic for sugar cookies (check out these awesome almond flour ones)! These hazelnut sugar cookies are not only perfect for a Holiday party but they’re healthy, crispy and utterly delicious. Bring them with you on Christmas and watch them get devoured!
Baking with alternative flour is always fun for me. Not only do you eliminate a lot of processed wheat this way but you also boost your nutrient and health intake too!
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Hazelnuts are high in vitamin E and folate so actually perfect while pregnant 😉 but like most nuts they also contain a lot fo calcium and fiber which means these cookies are actually good for you!
These crispy hazel nut sugar cookies taste delicious and sweet but actually contain minimal processed sugar. They’re extremely easy to make and you can customize them into any shape you like. They’re perfect for kids, Christmas and parties in general- though fair warning, they will be eaten quickly!
Instead of going the traditional route, with flour, butter and sugar, focus on boosting your health and making these delicious and mostly nutritious sugar cookies instead! And because they contain awesome healthy ingredients, you won’t feel sluggish after you eat half the batch and need to make another! *said from experience*
Ingredients In The Crispy Hazelnut Sugar Cookies
- 1 cup hazelnuts (1.5 cup ground)
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 2 tablespoons oat flour
- 2 tablespoons cane sugar
- 2 tablespoons coconut oil (measured solid)
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 3 tablespoons pure maple syrup
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 tablespoons cane sugar for topping
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 Healthy Sugar Cookies
Grind the nuts into a fine flour. In a large bowl combine the first four ingredients.
In a smaller bowl, melt the coconut oil and combine the liquid ingredients.
Pour wet into dry and mix until combined.
Lay a piece of saran wrap on the counter and place dough into the center. Wrap into a ball and place in the fridge for 30-60 minutes to firm up.
Preheat the oven to 325 degrees.
Remove the ball from the fridge and saran wrap. Lay the dough between two sheets of parchment paper and roll until 1/8-1/4 inch thick. Using cookie cutters, cut the dough into shapes and use a silicone spatula to lay the cookies onto a baking pan with parchment paper.
The shapes are delicate so move slowly!
Sprinkle the cane sugar on top of the cookies and bake for 13-15 minutes (13 if you like softer cookies).
The cookies won’t look done. Remove them from the oven and let sit on the baking pan for thirty minutes before removing. This gives them time to firm up.
Store in the fridge.
Makes 10 cookies depending on cutters
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Crispy Hazelnut Sugar Cookies
These crispy hazelnut sugar cookies make the perfect addiction to your Christmas traditions. They’re easy to make, delicious to snack on and a healthy alternative to traditional cookies. Whip up a big batch and munch on them to your favorite Holiday music!