This week I have been able to enjoy some delicious Paleo sugar cookies that I made last weekend. I found that this dough was very easy to work with and whipped up real fast. They are really delicious!
3/4 cup of tapioca flour
3/4 cup of coconut flour
1/2 teaspoon of cream of tarter
1/2 teaspoon of baking soda
1/2 cup of coconut sugar
1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
1/4 cup of butter
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper. Mix all the dry ingredients in a bowl. In a separate bowl blend the eggs and vanilla extract with a mixer. Pour the eggs and vanilla into the dry ingredients and blend well. Melt the butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Once melted, let it cool slightly before adding it to the batter. Blend until smooth. You may need to add a little more flour to get it so that it won’t stick to your fingers when you touch it. Cut two pieces of wax paper and divide the dough in half. Sprinkle the wax paper with a little tapioca flour before placing one half of the dough on it. Flatten slightly with your hand and put the other piece of wax paper on top. Roll out with a rolling pin until it is 3/8 of an inch thick. Cut the dough into what ever shapes you want and place them on the baking sheets. I used a spatula to transport them from the wax paper to the sheet. Also, I had big and small shapes, so I put all the big ones on one sheet and all the small ones on another. Once you are done with the first half, roll out the second half and cut more. Bake for 8-10 minutes (10 was for the bigger ones, and 8 was for the smaller ones). Let cool before frosting.
Here is the Paleo buttercream frosting recipe that I used to frost them:
1/2 cup of butter, room temperature
1/4 cup of xyla sugar or 1/4 cup of coconut sugar mixed with 2 teaspoons of tapioca flour
1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract
Powder sugar in a high power blender (I did not do this and my frosting was grainy because of the crystals of xyla). Xyla makes pure white frosting, and coconut sugar makes a brown hued frosting. Whip together the butter and powdered sugar with a hand mixer. Add vanilla and continue to whip until light and fluffy. Frost your cookies immediately or refrigerate frosting. To get the colored sprinkles on top I put a tablespoon of xyla in two dishes and put a couple of drops of India Tree organic food coloring in with the sugar. I then mixed it up and sprinkled it on the cookies.
Hope you enjoy making your cookies!