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Maple Almond Flour Cut-Out Cookies {vegan, grain-free}

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Crisp-tender, delicious and easy maple almond flour cut-out cookies that are also Paleo, grain-free, gluten-free, and refined sugar free!
maple syrup-sweetened almond flour cut out cookies on a white plate

It’s finally time for cookies!

We decorated the house last night so I’m in full-Christmas mode. Hence, I decided to experiment and make maple-sweetened almond flour cut-out cookies.

I was nervous about whether these cookies would turn out. The dough is ridiculously delicious on its own, and since the recipe has no eggs, I could have stopped there and made some no-bake balls. But rolled and cut cookies are such an iconic holiday tradition; I really wanted these to succeed so I could share them with all of you.

I’m thrilled to report that they are positively scrumptious, not to mention pretty as can be (if I do say so myself). They have a delicate crisp-tender crumb and a gentle sweetness that leaves you feeling happy, energized, and satisfied. I decided I need to eat one three along with my coffee following my morning run. I’m all about quality control here at Power Hungry.

You do not need a diet prescription, restriction, intolerance or allergy to make these cut-outs. In addition to being (almost) irresistible, they are also a cinch to make. The dough, as well as the can of coconut milk for the frosting, will need to be chilled, so plan ahead, but beyond that, these are far easier to prepare than their traditional counterparts. No fancy or electric equipment is required, which means clean-up is as easy as the prep.

Use Finely Ground Almond Flour (not Almond Meal)

I want to call your attention to the specification of finely ground blanched almond flour I make in the ingredient list. You want to be sure to opt for one made with blanched almonds to create a smooth, cohesive dough. Almond meal is not the same thing; it is made whole (skin on) almonds and will lead to a dough that is difficult to roll and will taste like it has chopped nuts throughout.

I advise keeping these cookies in the refrigerator (in a covered container). They will stay fresh and remain firm, and the coconut icing will stay in place.

Happy baking!

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Maple Almond Flour Cut-Out Cookies {vegan, grain-free}


  • Author: Camilla
  • Prep Time: 30 mins
  • Cook Time: 30 mins
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: about 24 medium cookies 1x

Description

Crisp-tender, delicious and easy maple almond flour cut-out cookies that are vegan, Paleo, grain-free, gluten-free, and refined sugar free!


Ingredients

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Instructions

  1. COOKIES: In a medium bowl, whisk the almond flour, salt, and baking soda,
  2. In a small bowl, whisk the oil, maple syrup, and vanilla until blended.
  3. Add the oil mixture to the flour mixture, stirring until well-blended and smooth. Spoon the dough into the center of a large piece of parchment paper or wax paper. Wrap up into a disc shape and chill for at least 1 hour or until firm enough to roll.
  4. Preheat oven to 325F. Line a large cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  5. Roll the chilled dough to 1/4-inch thickness between two sheets of parchment paper. Place the rolled out dough into the freezer for 5 minutes (it will make it easier to cut out shapes).
  6. Use cookie cutters to cut out shapes; transfer shapes to prepared cookie sheet. Chill the cut cookie shapes in freezer for 5 minutes (this will help them hold their shape when baking). .
  7. Bake in the preheated oven for about 9-12 minutes (slightly longer for thicker cookies) or until golden at edges. Let cookies cool completely on sheet (they will firm up as they cool). Transfer to a cooling rack. Re-roll, cut and bake any remaining dough.
  8. ICING: Open the can of coconut milk with a can opener and remove lid. Scoop out the coconut cream that has solidified in the can; transfer to a small bowl (chill leftover milk in a storage container–it’s great for smoothies).
  9. Whisk the maple syrup into the coconut cream until blended and smooth. Transfer to a piping bag or a plastic zip-top bag (snip small hole at corner for bag). Pipe in decorative designs on the cooled cookies. Transfer to an airtight container and store in the refrigerator.

Notes

Storage: Store in the refrigerator in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks.

Even Baking: To ensure even baking, use the same size cookie cutters for all of the cookies in one batch (i.e., bake small cookies with other small cookies, medium cookies with other medium cookies).

Chill Dough Between Batches: Cover and chill excess dough in the refrigerator or freezer in between rolling.

  • Category: Cookies
  • Cuisine: Paleo, Gluten-Free

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 medium cookie
  • Calories: 87
  • Sugar: 2.9 g
  • Sodium: 37 mg
  • Fat: 6.7 g
  • Saturated Fat: 2.4 g
  • Carbohydrates: 4.9 g
  • Fiber: 1.0 g
  • Protein: 2.0 g
  • Cholesterol: 0

Keywords: grain-free, vegan, cookies, cut-out cookies, almond flour, paleo, easy, Christmas cookies

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Sharon

Monday 5th of September 2016

Can you sub coconut milk with something like buttermilk? Allergies

Camilla

Monday 5th of September 2016

Hi Sharon! I would use heavy cream in place of the coconut milk (to match the fat content of the coconut milk) :)

Anette

Saturday 12th of December 2015

Will the frosting set and can these be frozen?

Camilla

Monday 14th of December 2015

It will set more firmly if chilled, but yes, they do freeze well!

Rebekah @ Naturally Blessed Mama

Friday 31st of July 2015

Hey there! This recipe looks delicious. But all I have on hand right now is millet flour. Do you think that would work?

Camilla

Friday 28th of August 2015

Hi Rebekah,

That would be a big change, they are very differnt flours. I would not recommend it

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Mia

Tuesday 10th of February 2015

Delicious and quite easy! The dough was a little hard to work since it softened up quickly. But I used a small and simple heart-shaped cutter and a metal fish spatula to transfer to my cookie sheet. Other than that, very easy and practically guilt-free :)

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