One of my favorite memories growing up was making cut-out sugar cookies with my mother every Christmas. My mother slowly refined her recipe over the years into something that is nothing short of delicious.
This year, however, I’m grain-free and of all the things I was going to miss this Christmas, those cut-out sugar cookies were at the top of the list. I decided it was unacceptable to let a Christmas go by without my mother’s cookies, so I adapted this recipe to be grain-free. With two simple flours, coconut flour and tapioca flour, this cookie is sure to please.
If you love cut-out cookies at Christmas time, make sure you check out this Gingerbread Cut-Out Cookies recipe, too.
Mom’s Cut-Out Sugar Cookies
So if you’re grain-free this year, or you just want to eat a healthier version of those cut-out sugar cookie you grew up making, I’ve got you covered.
These grain-free sugar cookies are delicious and you won’t even miss the grains. The kids loved making them, and, of course, eating them.
Give this cut-out sugar cookie recipe a try and tell me in the comments what you think! I just know you’ll love them.
Mom’s Grain-Free Cut-Out Sugar Cookies
- 1 cup ghee or butter
- 1 cup granulated sweetener cane sugar/coconut sugar/ etc.
- 4 eggs
- 1 tablespoon vanilla
- 1 1/4 cup coconut flour
- 1 cup tapioca flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder make your own without cornstarch - 1 part baking soda, 1 part arrowroot or tapioca, 2 parts cream of tartar
- 1 1/2 teaspoons unrefined sea salt
- Cream together the ghee (or butter), granulated sweetener, eggs, and vanilla.
- In another bowl mix together coconut flour, tapioca flour, baking powder and salt. Blend the flour mixture into the first bowl.
- Cover and chill for an hour.
- Heat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Place dough on a piece of parchment paper. Sprinkle the top with some tapioca flour and roll out until it's 1/8-1/4 inch thick. Using a cookie cutter, cut out the shapes.
- With a hard spatula, scoop the shapes and place them on a baking sheet. Bake 6 to 8 minutes.
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More Healthy Holiday Desserts You Will Love:
- Grain-Free, Dairy-Free Gingerbread Brownies
- Grain-Free, Sugar-Free Apple Pie
- Grain-Free Reindeer Bombs
- Grain-Free Christmas Cheer Cookies
- Low-Carb, Gluten-Free Eggnog Cheesecake
Sarah is absolutely passionate about many things, including serving alongside her husband in youth ministry, raising her children to be the men God created them to be, real food, natural health, abundant living, coffee and chocolate (ahem) and living a life marked by JOY! We have two boys on earth, 3 babies in heaven, and are currently beginning the process of adopting a baby.
We try to be as dairy free as possible. I was wondering what your thoughts are substituting coconut oil or palm shortening for ghee/butter.
Hi Kim, the coconut oil should work just fine, the taste will be just slightly different.
love the cookies especially more healthy one visiting from happiness is homemade have a great week
Looks yummy! Have you had success with halving the recipe?
Hi Melody, I have had luck halving it and even quartering it.
These are excellent! The directions are so clear & helpful. My favorite gluten free Christmas cookies this year (I’ve made 3 other batches). They were moist for a coconut flour based recipe and are somehow more moist on day 2 (a good thing). I frosted them with 1 part maple syrup to 2 parts coconut oil, whipped. Well done Sarah, thank you!
Did the frosting harden? I need a good frosting for thee cookies.
Thank you Jamie, you made my day! I’m glad you enjoyed them. 🙂
These turned out great! I ended up making a whole batch for Christmas. They have a little coconut flavor at first but after that they have a wonderful full flavor. I didn’t frost them but decorated then with sprinkles. Thank you Sarah!