Healthy “Sugar” Cookie Cut-Outs Recipe
Your kids will never miss the refined flour and sugar in this healthy “sugar” cookie recipe ... perfect for making your favorite holiday-shaped cookie cut-outs!
In a large bowl, combine flours, salt, baking soda and stevia. In a small bowl, whisk together melted butter, coconut oil, maple syrup and vanilla, until smooth and creamy. Add wet ingredients to the dry, using a fork to mix until thoroughly combined. Chill dough in refrigerator at least one hour (or up to 24-hours).
When ready to bake, preheat oven to 350 degrees. Divide dough in half. Place half on a large sheet of parchment paper. Keep other half of dough in bowl and return to the frig to stay cold.
Roll out dough on parchment to ¼-inch thick and use your favorite cookie cutters to cut shapes into the dough (see photo below). Gently remove cookie cut-outs and place on baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Form scrap-dough into ball and place back in fridge to re-chill. Remove other half of chilled dough and repeat process of rolling and cutting out dough until all dough is used. (You may need to use a little spelt flour on the top of the dough when rolling it out to keep it from sticking to your rolling pin.)
Decorate cookies, if desired, using dried fruits and nuts (see photos below). Bake for 7-9 minutes, until cookies begin to slightly brown along edges. Allow to cool on baking sheet for a few minutes and then transfer to a wire rack to finish cooling. Enjoy!!
Note: Combining almond flour with whole sprouted spelt flour yields a lighter baked good and also increases the protein content, as well as adds a sweet nutty undertone. So if you opt to substitute the almond flour called for in this recipe with another flour, be advised that you may not get good results.