These cookies might just change your life. Especially if you are baking for people with food sensitivities!
Crispy on the edges, chewy in the middle, and infinitely customizable, these delightful little sugar cookies will make both sweet-toothed Santa and your vegan sister-in-law happy at the holidays.
Served after school, they also make a fantastic mama-approved treat, totally free from refined sugar!
Bake them as-is for a simple cookie to have with your tea, or add mini chocolate chips, sprinkle with extra coconut sugar and cinnamon (hello, snickerdoodle!) or add a drop of peppermint essential oil or lemon zest to the dough for a fun twist.
However you bake them up, these simple cookies have the potential to make your holiday or your everyday baking easier and healthier.
Gluten-free, oil-free, grain-free, dairy-free, vegan, and delicious! 

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Simple Sugar Cookies
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Serves: 12
  • 2 cups Almond Flour
  • ½ tsp Baking Powder
  • ¼ cup Maple Syrup
  • 2 tsps Vanilla Extract
  • ¼ cup Coconut Sugar
  1. Arrange rack in the middle of the oven and heat to 350°F. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Whisk the almond flour, coconut sugar and baking powder together in a medium bowl. Switch to a wooden spoon and stir in the maple syrup and vanilla. Stir until a sticky dough forms and holds together.
  3. Drop rounded tablespoons of the dough onto the prepared baking sheet, about one inch apart. For crisp cookies, press down the dough lightly with the flat bottom of a drinking glass or measuring cup. (If the glass sticks to the dough, dip the bottom in water.) For softer cookies, don't press down the dough.
  4. Bake until the edges are golden brown, about 12 minutes. Allow the cookies to cool on the pan for about 3 minutes, then transfer them to a wire rack to cool completely. Cool the baking sheet between batches.
Add-ins Make these cookies your own! Add in 1 tablespoon cacao powder + 2 tablespoons peanut butter. Or add 1 drop of peppermint essential oil or a few drops of peppermint extract. Lemon zest is delicious too!

Prep Hacks Throw all ingredients in a Kitchen Aid or electric mixer and blend the batter up quickly and easily.

Foods that Heal: Maple syrup contains minerals and a lower glycemic index than sugar, making it an ideal sweetener for your real food treats.


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