With Christmas baking and figuring out what to make exactly when you are eliminating certain foods, it can be hard to find a good recipe (that actually works)! So I have altered a recipe that I like and taste delicious and even better then regular cutout cookies.
1/3 cup non-hydrogenated vegetable shortening or coconut oil spread
1 cup oat flour
3/4 cup cassava flour- I like ottos brand
1/2 cup raw honey
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1 teaspoon organic vanilla extract
1 1/2 teaspoon xanthan gum-don't leave this out!
10 drops liquid stevia -I like vanilla but you can use whatever kind you want
1. Preheat your oven to 325 degrees and lightly grease a cookie sheet.
2. Mix flours and shortening until combined. Using a pastry cutter works best if you have it to get the shortening crumbled into the flour. Otherwise a spoon will work.
3. Add in the other ingredients and mix together. Beat it together and add in some water as you batter will be dry. Add just enough so you can form it into a ball of dough.
4. Place into your fridge for at least 15 min before rolling out.
5. Flour a surface and roll out the dough to 1/4" thickness and use your cookie cutters!
6. Place onto your greased pan and make sure to space out a bit as they will expand just a little. Put into the oven for 7-9 minutes.
7. Cool on wire racks before frosting.
Sugar-free Vanilla Frosting: (Optional)
1/2 cup ghee- or grass fed butter room temperature.
1 cup confectioners swerve or powder sweet luv (what I use) or Xylitol. You can powder the Xylitol or sweet luv in a grinder.
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 tablespoons milk-can use any kind. I use goat milk or flax
1. Mix ingredients in a bowl with a mixer and blend until smooth.
2. Continue to add milk for a thinner frosting if you so choose.
3. Frost your cookies and place your extra frosting in the fridge for up to two weeks!
* I like using India Tree food coloring as a completely natural way of coloring my frosting. They also have wonderful sprinkles you can get as well! Check them out on amazon.com
I hope you enjoy making these cookies and feel good about this healthier option you can use for holidays, birthdays, parties, or just for fun! Satisfy your sweet tooth without all the sugar.