Healthy Valentine Sugar Cookies

The Perfect Valentine Cookie

Cookies on a Plate

Prep Time: 20 minutes Cook Time: 9 minutes Refrigerate Time: 3 hours and 15 minutes Servings: 16 cookies

Ingredients

Cookies

  • 8 tablespoons softened unsalted butter (can sub vegan butter)
  • ½ cup maple sugar (can sub coconut sugar but color of cookies will be darker)
  • 1 tablespoon unsweetened nut milk (or regular)
  • 2 cups almond flour
  • ½ cup tapioca flour
  • 1 ½ teaspoons almond extract
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon fine sea salt

Glaze

Instructions

  1. In a medium bowl, sift together the flour, baking soda, and salt.
  2. In a stand mixer, fitted with the paddle attachment, beat the butter until smooth (about 2 minutes).
  3. Add the maple sugar and continue beating until the mixture is light and fluffy, (about 3 minutes).
  4. Add the almond extract and mix until combined.
  5. Add the flour mixture and beat just until combined.
  6. Remove the dough, shape it into a disk about 6 inches wide and wrap it securely in plastic wrap
  7. Chill in the fridge for at least 3 hours or overnight.
  8. Preheat the oven to 350 degree F and line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  9. Place tapioca flour on the parchment paper and place dough on top, sprinkling a little more on the dough.
  10. Roll half the dough between two pieces of parchment or wax paper until it’s about 1/4-inch-thick.
  11. Using cookie cutters, cut out your desired shapes and place them roughly 2 inches apart on the cookie sheets.
  12. Repeat the rolling and cutting process with the remaining dough (leftover scraps can be re-rolled).
  13. Refrigerate the cut-out cookies for at least 15 minutes. (this helps them keep their shape when baking.)
  14. Bake for 9- 11 minutes.
  15. Cool completely on a wire rack before frosting.
  16. For the glaze mix all ingredients in a bowl until smooth. You may need to add more powdered sugar, or cashew milk depending on how thin or thick you want it!

Tips

I find the cookies are best if cooled completely and then iced. Then let the icing harden before storing them.

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