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. All of them ended up being good in their own ways, but I love this recipe for its perfect sweetness and nuttiness from the flax. To frost them, I used the Simple Mills vanilla frosting and it was perfect!Ingredients:½ cup coconut oil½ cup agave1 flax egg (1 tbsp ground flaxseed + 3 tbsp water)1 tsp vanilla1 ⅓ cups all-purpose gluten free flour blend¼ tsp baking powder¼ tsp salt½ tsp xanthan gumSteps:

  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!