These Paleo Cut Out Sugar Cookies are extra fun and festive.  They are easy to make, made with healthy ingredients, and are perfect for any occasion.  We make these every Christmas and decorate them with a myriad of toppings.  Whether you’re making these for a special occasion or just because, you’re going to love these!  I based these sugar cookies off my Paleo Linzer Cookies recipe, which is equally as fun!

List of Ingredients

ALMOND FLOUR: Almond flour is the base of these cookies.  Almond flour, made from ground up almonds, is a great Paleo option for baking.  The texture is lighter than traditional flour and the taste is slightly nutty.

COCONUT FLOUR: Coconut flour is extremely absorbent and therefore is used best in small quantities.  Used in combination with almond flour, it adds just the right amount of sweetness to the cookies. For more about gluten free flours, check out my handy Gluten Free Flours and Gluten Free Baking blog post!

VANILLA EXTRACT: Just a teaspoon of vanilla extract is needed here.  It adds a depth of flavor to these sugar cookies.

GRASS FED BUTTER: Grass fed butter is the perfect cooking fat for sugar cookies.  It adds a buttery flavor to these cookies.  I wouldn’t recommend substituting for coconut oil here since the oil wouldn’t add the right flavor.  Ghee works just as well.

MAPLE SYRUP:  Maple syrup is a great refined sugar free option for sweetener.  I suggest using a high quality pure maple syrup.  A little bit goes a long way!

CONFECTIONER’S SUGAR (OPTIONAL): Technically confectioner’s sugar isn’t Paleo.  In this recipe, it’s not necessary; it just acts as a fun and festive garnish. For my Paleo Powdered Maple Sugar, check out my Paleo Chocolate Crinkle Cookies!

The key to the perfect cut out sugar cookies is having the right dough consistency.  Once the dough has refrigerated, it should be completely bound together.  This allows the cookies to be cut out and transferred easily to the baking sheet.

How to Make

Step 1

First, add all ingredients to a large mixing bowl or KitchenAid and mix until dough is formed.

Next, form dough into a ball and wrap in plastic wrap.  Refrigerate for at least 20 minutes.

Step 2

Remove dough from fridge and preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.  Then, line a bakings sheet with parchment paper.

Place dough between two sheets of parchment paper and use a rolling pin to roll dough out to 1/2 inch thickness.

Step 3

Remove top sheet of parchment paper.  Using cookie cut outs, cut out dough.  Place cookies on baking sheet.

Continue this process until the dough is used up.

Step 4

Next, bake for 6 to 8 minutes, depending on size and shape of cookies.

Step 5

Remove pan from oven and allow cookies to cool on baking sheet for 3 minutes before carefully transferring them to a cooling rack.

Step 6

Finally, once cooled completely, dust with confectioner’s sugar if desired.

Mix and Match Toppings

The topping options are endless: confectioner’s sugar, frostings, icing.  Have fun with these!

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These Paleo Cut Out Sugar Cookies are so fun and festive! This recipe is great for any holiday or celebration, or just any old rainy day. The dough is easy to work with and they taste just like classic sugar cookies!
5 from 9 votes

Ingredients

Instructions 

  • First, add all ingredients to a large mixing bowl or KitchenAid and mix until dough is formed.
  • Next, form dough into a ball and wrap in plastic wrap.  Refrigerate for at least 20 minutes.
  • Remove dough from fridge and preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.  Then, line a bakings sheet with parchment paper.
  • Place dough between two sheets of parchment paper and use a rolling pin to roll dough out to 1/2 inch thickness.
  • Remove top sheet of parchment paper.  Using cookie cut outs, cut out dough.  Place cookies on baking sheet.
  • Continue this process until the dough is used up.
  • Next, bake for 6 to 8 minutes, depending on size and shape of cookies.
  • Remove pan from oven and allow cookies to cool on baking sheet for 3 minutes before carefully transferring them to a cooling rack.
  • Finally, once cooled completely, dust with confectioner's sugar if desired.

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