Paleo “Sugar” Cookies (GF)
Paleo Sugar Cookies recipe. A healthier soft and fluffy “sugar” cookie recipe made without refined sugars or flours.
Sugar cookies made without sugar? Yes it is possible with these Paleo “Sugar” Cookies .
They are soft, fluffy, vanilla flavored, delicious grain-free gluten-free dairy-free cookies. They are a healthier non-processed version of sugar cookies and I am here for it! YUM.
Note: this recipe was originally posted in December 2016 and was updated with new photos and tips on August 18, 2020.
I’ve always been a lover of soft sugar cookies. They are so good because they are like part cake, part cookie and always hit the spot.
I had never considered making a Paleo version because sugar isn’t Paleo, and I thought sugar was a requirement for sugar cookies.
Well, I was wrong! Sugar cookies without sugar is doable.
It is totally possible to make easy Paleo sugar cookies and they are delish!
Ingredients needed to make these Paleo Sugar Cookies:
- maple syrup
- apple cider vinegar
- coconut oil
- baking soda
- almond flour
- coconut flour
Tip– Make sure that you melt the coconut oil prior to measuring it! That is key.
Tip– Also the almond flour and coconut flour here is packed. That means that you scoop it from the bag of flour and push it into the measuring cup. This packs in the flour and there is more of it this way.
How to make this Paleo Sugar Cookie recipe:
To start, mix the wet ingredients together. But you have to do this in a certain order. Add the honey, maple syrup, vanilla, apple cider vinegar, and egg to the bowl.
THEN add the melted coconut oil last and whisk everything together immediately. The reason you add the coconut oil last is that you don’t want the melted coconut oil to harden and clump, which it tends to do if it touches anything cold.
After that, mix together the dry ingredients in a separate bowl. This includes the baking soda, almond flour, coconut flour, and salt.
Then, mix the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients and let the cookie dough sit for 3-5 minutes. This lets the coconut flour absorb some of the liquid and makes the batter thicker.
Lastly, scoop tablespoon sized amounts of the dough onto a cookie sheet. I like to roll the dough into a ball first and then flattening it a bit with my hand.
And then it is time to bake the cookies!
Tip– you can add sprinkles to the dough prior to baking these cookies to make a fun funfetti version of these cookies. They probably won’t be Paleo anymore but there are a lot of healthier versions out there these days.
I personally like these Good Dees Sprinkles ( they are Keto, Vegan and colored naturally ).
These almond flour sugar cookies are great because they are so customizable. You can make them for the holidays or a birthday. And you can top them with pretty much anything that you want. Like frosting or ice-cream or even fruit. NOM.
I love eating these Paleo Sugar Cookies warm straight from the oven. They are like warm soft bites of cookie dough and they are seriously addicting!
I am now a true believer that maple syrup and honey are great white sugar replacements.
Other healthier cookie recipes you may enjoy:
These Almond Flour Sugar Cookies by Texanerin are made with a handful of healthy ingredients, such as almond flour. They are crisp yet chewy and look so yummy!
These Gluten Free Sugar Cookie recipe by Flippin Delicious are a classic soft frosted sugar cookie that look like they were made in a bakery.
These Paleo Coconut Oil Soft Chocolate Chip Cookies are the ultimate ooey, gooey melty chocolate chip cookies. AMAZING.
These Chocolate Chocolate Chip Sea Salt Cookies (Paleo, GF) are the most amazing double chocolate cookies!
Paleo “Sugar” Cookies (GF)
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Cover a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone liner.
- In a large bowl, add the honey, maple syrup, vanilla, apple cider vinegar, and egg. Then add the melted coconut oil last and whisk everything immediately. Whisk until the mixture thickens and becomes a bit cloudy.
- In a separate bowl, mix the baking soda, almond flour, coconut flour, and salt together with a fork.
- Add the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients and mix with a fork. ( If you are adding sprinkles, add them in now). Let the mixture sit for 3-5 minutes. ( This lets the coconut flour absorb the liquid in the batter ).
- Put 1 Tbs sized balls of the dough onto the cookie sheet. Roll them into balls in your hands and flatten them a little with your hand when you put them onto the cookie sheet.
- Cook for 12-15 minutes, then let the cookies cool on the pan. ( Cook time depends on your oven; 13.5 minutes was perfect for me)
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