Almond & Coconut Cut-Out Christmas Cookie Recipe
December 8, 2017
It is that time of year where baking becomes a normality in my household. I love giving them out as gifts and of course enjoying them on cold evenings with a hot chocolate. I am a huge fan of sugar cookies – the kind you can’t stop eating however hard you try! But I wanted to see if I could make a version of them which didn’t include butter or all purpose flour.
I tried my hand previously this year at a couple of bakes for the Multipower Bake Off, however I wanted to leave out protein powder for these cookies as I know it isn’t everyone’s cup of tea. The ingredients are:
- 250g almond flour
- 65g coconut flour
- Teaspoon baking powder
- 85g honey
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 large egg
- 2 tablespoons of softened coconut oil
- A pinch of salt
- In one bowl mix together all of the dry ingredients (almond flour, coconut flour, salt, baking powder) and in another bowl whisk together the wet ingredients (honey, vanilla extract, egg, coconut oil.)
- Slowly add the dry mixture into the wet mixture, stirring well. By the end you may need to use your hands to bind the mixture together.
- Once you have a dough formed, use your hands to combine and roll into a ball. Wrap in clingfilm and pop in the fridge for at least half an hour to chill.
- Preheat your oven to 175 degrees celsius and line a baking tray with baking parchment.
- Sprinkle a cool surface with coconut flour and roll out your dough to the desired thickness (I kept mine a little thicker to keep the cookies soft.)
- Use cookie cutters to create your shaped cookies and carefully transfer onto your lined baking tray.
- Bake for 8-10 minutes on the middle shelf of your oven. NOTE – These bake extremely quickly so check at 8 minutes.
- Leave to cool on a rack so the cookies can harden and then decorate to your hearts content!
- This dough is pretty sticky so use flour on your cookie cutters to get sharp shapes.
- As I mentioned above, these bake super quickly so check at the 8 minute mark as this is when I took mine out. As you can see above the edges had started to brown.
- When you first take these out of the oven they seem a little soft, however let them cool for at least half an hour so they can harden.
And this is what I got as a result! I have to say I was a little apprehensive as cookies usually cool for a load of butter, however the almond and coconut flavours really come through and give this a different sweetness.
I used melted dark chocolate and edible snowflakes from Lakeland to complete my cookies, but you can decorate them however you wish!
Please let me know if you try these out, I’d love to see your photos!