Paleo Cutout Cookies

We had a busy day here. A dental appointment, school, shopping for our Easter dinner tablescape and baking cookies. It was a great day with the cutest bunnies around.

It wasn’t my intention to bake, but when I found these super cute aprons at Macy’s and some bunny cookie cutters, I just couldn’t help myself. (Thanks mom for holding down the fort).

I found a great recipe to try from Feasting on Fruit Blog. I had all of the ingredients but cut the recipe in half because we need more cookies around here like a hole in the head. The original recipe is as follows. I think my favorite part about this recipe is that it doesn’t use eggs. Little fingers are SO quick and it’s really frowned upon to eat raw dough. My daughter was loving the uncooked dough as we were cutting the shapes out.

INGREDIENTS

2 1/2 cups almond flour
1/4 cup maple syrup
1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
1 tsp baking powder
1/8 tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 tsp almond extract (I used but it’s optional)

INSTRUCTIONS

Combine all the cookie ingredients in a mixing bowl. Mix to form a ball of dough. I used a spatula and it was easy to work with (I chilled for about 25 minutes because… kids. But it’s not necessary)

Preheat the oven to 350F.

Cover your work surface with a sheet of wax or parchment paper and lightly dust with almond flour.

Roll out the dough to approximately 1/4 inch thickness adding more flour on top as necessary so the rolling pin (or glass bottle if you don’t have one!) doesn’t stick.

Cut out the cookies into any shape you like

Transfer the cookies to a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.

Collect the dough scraps. Re-roll and cut out as many cookies as you can fit.

Bake for 12-14 minutes or until golden brown around the edges. Remove from the oven and cool completely before frosting.

 

I used a normal royal icing recipe I found on Pinterest. Hope you make these and enjoy!

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1 Comment

  1. Ellen
    March 28, 2018 / 2:05 pm

    Cookies were great and so much fun. Love what you are doing.

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