Sunday, December 9, 2012

(Not) Sugar Cookies, Gluten, Grain Free

Looking for a recipe for chewy, crumbly, buttery grain free sugar cookies?  These are it!  Better yet, you can roll the dough out and use cookie cutters to create fun shapes.  You can see I did not, but after a some time in the fridge you can be rolling in no time!

(Not) Sugar Cookies (makes 20 small cookies)
1 cup almond flour
1 cup chestnut flour (or just use another cup of almond flour.  Hazelnut or pecan flour will also work)
1/4 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 cup melted butter
1/3 cup preferred liquid sweetener
2 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 tsp maple extract, lemon extract,  or almond extract (optional)

Combine your melted butter, extracts, and liquid sweetener.  In a separate bowl, mix your flours, baking soda, and salt.  Add wet to dry and incorporate, then refrigerate the dough for 30 minutes to an hour.  You can roll into a log for easy uniform slicing or just leave as is in the bowl if you'll be rolling it out.  Bake at 350 until golden brown.  15-25 depending on your oven.  An easy frosting recipe I just discovered is to simply mix raw honey, vanilla extract, and butter or coconut oil together.


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