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Soft Almond Flour Sugar Cookies with Vanilla Buttercream

Big soft almond flour sugar cookies that taste just like the lofthouse version, except these are made with better for you ingredients. Both gluten free and paleo too (if you leave off the frosting!). These are UNREAL.
Course Christmas, Cookies, Dessert, Gluten Free, Grain Free, Paleo
Keyword almond flour sugar cookies
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 15 cookies
Calories 138 kcal
Author Monique of AmbitiousKitchen.com

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup melted and cooled coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup organic cane sugar (regular sugar or coconut sugar will also work)
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 egg, at room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 1/2 cups packed fine almond flour (do not use almond meal)
  • 3 tablespoons coconut flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Vanilla Buttercream (optional):
  • 4 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup organic powdered sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. In the bowl of a food processor, add in coconut oil, sugar, honey, egg, vanilla and almond extract. Process for 20-30 seconds until well combined.

  3. Next, add in almond flour, coconut flour, baking soda and salt. Process until a dough forms. Allow dough to sit for 5 minutes. You can also mix by hand or use an electric mixer, but I find the food processor to be the easiest!

  4. Next use your hands to roll dough into golf sized balls. Place on prepared cookie sheet then flatten each dough ball with the palm of your hand or use the bottom of a glass to flatten. 
  5. Bake for 8-10 minutes. Remove from oven, transfer to a wire rack and allow cookies to cool completely before frosting. Makes about 15 cookies.
  6. For the frosting: Beat butter, powdered sugar and vanilla on high until smooth and fluffy, about 2 minutes. Frost each cookie then decorate however your heart desires.

Recipe Notes

Nutrition information for 1 cookie with vanilla buttercream: 189 calories | 14g fat | 14.9g carb 1.7g fiber | 11.8g sugar | 3g protein

Nutrition Facts
Soft Almond Flour Sugar Cookies with Vanilla Buttercream
Amount Per Serving (1 cookie)
Calories 138 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Fat 11g17%
Saturated Fat 4.9g31%
Carbohydrates 8.8g3%
Fiber 1.7g7%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 3g6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.