Paleo Sugar Cookies Recipe with Paleo Vanilla Icing Recipe

Paleo Sugar Cookies and Icing Recipe_Snackin Free_Paleo Recipes

We enjoy decorating cookies every year with our family. It has become a holiday tradition each year and we wanted to continue this after we chose a paleo lifestyle, so here is our favorite paleo sugar cookies recipe with paleo vanilla icing. Now you can enjoy decorating sugar cookies with your loved ones this year too.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cup cassava flour (available at Snackin’ Free)
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt (I use Pink Salt available at Snackin’ Free)
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 2/3 cup non-hydrogenated palm shortening
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup, honey (use fruit sweet for vegan option) (all available at Snackin’ Free)
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Beat shortening, maple syrup, and vanilla in a mixer or food processor.
  • In a separate bowl whisk together dry ingredients add flour, salt, and baking soda, then and beat until just combined.
  • Transfer the dough to a large sheet of parchment paper, use your hands to pat the dough down smooth, dust with flour.
  • Cover with another piece of parchment and roll out the dough to 1/4 inch thick.
  • Cut into desired shapes. Repeat steps 3 and 4, continuing until all of the dough is used.
  • Bake for 10-12 minutes until golden brown on the bottom.
  • Remove and allow to cool completely before frosting.

Vanilla Icing

Ingredients

  • 2 tsp full fat coconut milk
  • 1/2 cup non-hydrogenated palm shortening
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup maple sugar, coconut sugar, or other powdered sweetener of choice(adjust +/- to taste)

Directions

  • To make the frosting, powder your sweetener in a coffee grinder or use a high powered blender.
  • Using a hand or stand mixer combine coconut milk, maple sugar, vanilla, and cream until smooth.
  • Add shortening and mix thoroughly making sure there are no shortening clumps left.
  • If your frosting is too thick add additional shortening. If too thin you can add cassava flour 1/4 tsp at a time to thicken.
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