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Friday Foodspiration: Sugarless Sugar Cookies

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It's my daughter's 9th birthday (how did that even happen?!) and she requested sugar cookies. So what does a mom do when she doesn't like using the white stuff - refined sugar or flour?

We make some substitutions and come up with a Sugarless Sugar Cookie.  

I guess it shouldn't even be called a "sugar" cookie - perhaps a gluten-free vanilla cookie, but that doesn't sound as good. 

Either way, here's a cookie good enough for a birthday or just an after-school treat that I can feel good about giving my kids.  And a link to the frosting that I am OK with topping my cookies and cakes with when birthday celebrations don't allow me time to make my own.  

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/4 cup Gluten Free All -Purpose Flour
  • 1 cup Almond Flour
  • 2 tsp Baking Soda
  • 2 tsp Cream of Tartar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 cup Swerve Sweetener
  • 2 oz Cream Cheese, softened (I use lactose-free)
  • 1/2 cup Unsalted butter, softened (I use lactose-free)
  • 1/3 cup Coconut Oil, melted
  • 1 Egg, at room temperature
  • 2 tsp Vanilla Extract

Instructions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. 
  2. In a bowl, whisk together all purpose flour, almond flour, baking soda, cream of tartar, and salt.  Set aside.
  3. In a mixing bowl, cream together sweetener, cream cheese, and butter. Add in oil, egg, and vanilla. Mix well.
  4. Add dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix until combined. 
  5. Let dough sit in the refrigerator for 30 minutes before using a cookie scoop to form balls of dough.  Flatten the balls gently on the cookie sheet. 
  6. Bake in preheated oven for 10-12 until the edges are set and just beginning to brown.
  7. Remove from the oven and allow to cool on the cookie sheet for 2 minutes until transferring to a cooling rack. 

For the birthday girl, I topped these with Simple Mills Vanilla Frosting. . . So Good!

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Happy Birthday Alaina!