Grain Free. Low Carb. Vegan Version. Amazing.
I'm not usually one to 'toot my own horn' but I must tell you that I make a darn good frosted sugar cookie every holiday season! For several years, they were so popular with friends and family that I made them in huge batches and shipped them all over the country to our loved ones! Three years ago, I went gluten free and because it was still a bit new to me, I just skipped the annual sugar cookie making routine. Trying to convert the recipe to gluten free sounded really overwhelming at the time as I was still new to gluten free baking!
Last year though, much to the happiness of our friends and family, I successfully converted my original recipe to a gluten free varietal - in fact it is actually grain-free and only uses blanched almond flour! The secret to this recipe is browning the butter, which lends a rich taste to these thin, melt in your mouth sugar cookies! These taste just like the traditional version you are used to...SERIOUSLY!
Frosted Browned Butter Sugar Cookies (PRINT RECIPE)
For the cookies:
2 cups blanched almond flour (not almond meal)
5 tablespoons organic, unsalted butter or organic ghee*
¼ cup honey or agave
½ teaspoon vanilla extract
¼ teaspoon sea salt
For the frosting:
¾ cup powdered sugar
¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
1-2 tablespoons organic half and half or creamer or non-dairy creamer
Evaporated cane juice sugar or coconut sugar for sprinkling (optional)
*You can substitute coconut or palm fruit oil here instead, start with 4 tablespoons and if it needs more moisture, add another tablespoon. You will also skip step #2 and just melt the oil in the microwave.
**This dough will not be quite the same as your traditional sugar cookie dough; it is a bit more ‘delicate’ to work with. Once you have it rolled and your cutouts are made, I recommend transferring your cookies to the sheet using a flat, smooth spatula instead of your fingers to prevent your ‘fun shapes’ from ripping apart.
Enjoy and Happy Holidays!
Billie Shellist, FDN-P
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