Last Updated on December 30, 2020 by Kayla Berman
Christmas cookie decorating has always been one of my favorite holiday activities! When I was younger my sisters and I would decorate hundreds with my grandma and then probably eat even more. While the cookies my grandma made were obviously delicious, I wanted to continue the tradition with a better for you treat! These Christmas Sugar Cookies are completely gluten free and made with mainly real, healthy ingredients. They are soft & chewy, absolutely scrumptious, and so so fun to make & decorate!
What you need for these Christmas Sugar Cookies!
- Butter: I love the use of butter in these sugar cookies because it gives them the real deal taste! Sometimes you just gotta use the good stuff, you know?
- Almond Flour: Almond flour is one of my favorite gluten free flours to bake with. It creates deliciously soft treats!
- Oat Flour: Another one of my favorite gluten free flours! I make my own oat flour by blending up oats in a high speed blender until a fine flour forms. However, you could also buy in most grocery stores!
- Pure Maple Syrup: Pure maple syrup is a refined sugar free liquid sweetener! I think it works perfectly in this recipe because it doesn’t alter the color of the cookie like some other refined sugar free sweeteners would.
- Egg: For moisture and binding!
- Vanilla Extract & Salt for flavor and Baking Powder for a little rise!
- Powdered Sugar: This icing is your typical icing made with powdered sugar!
- Almond Milk: I always use unsweetened vanilla almond milk, but you can swap this with the milk of your choice.
- Vanilla Extract: To give this icing the perfect flavor.
- Sprinkles: I went with classic red and green festive sprinkles for all the cookies, but feel free to get as creative & fun as you want here!
How to make these Christmas Sugar Cookies!
Set the oven to 350 degrees.
Start by softening the butter. I just heated in the microwave for 15 seconds. Then combine the softened butter with the egg, maple syrup, and vanilla extract.
Add in the almond flour, oat flour, baking powder, and pinch of salt. Combine evenly until a dough forms.
Place the dough in the fridge to chill for about 10 minutes.
Remove from the fridge and roll about tablespoon sized spoonfuls of the dough into balls. Place on a greased or parchment paper lined baking tray. Flatten each ball into a cookie shape with your fingers. You should get about 14-15 cookies.
Bake for 10 minutes.
While the cookies are baking, make your icing. Simply combine the powdered sugar, almond milk, and vanilla extract until smooth. If it seems thick add a splash more of almond milk.
Let the cookies cool completely before decorating. Dip the cookies face down into the icing or spread the icing on the cookies with a spoon. Sprinkle with sprinkles!
Let set and enjoy!
Check out some other recipes perfect for the holidays!
- Single Serve Hot Cocoa Cake
- Healthy Pecan Pie Bars
- Healthier Peanut Butter Chocolate Cracker Bark
- Pumpkin Donuts with Cream Cheese Frosting
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Christmas Sugar Cookies
Homemade Christmas Sugar Cookies are a must make for the holiday season! This easy recipe is a healthy spin on the classic … made with almond flour, oat flour, pure maple syrup, and icing on top. Soft & chewy, absolutely delicious, and perfect for decorating, this festive treat will be a total crowd pleaser! Gluten Free
- Prep Time: 50 Minutes
- Cook Time: 10 Minutes
- Total Time: 1 hour
- Yield: 15 Cookies 1x
- Category: Dessert
- Method: Baking
- Cuisine: American
- 1/3 cup butter softened
- 2 cups almond flour
- 1/2 cup oat flour
- 1 egg
- 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- pinch of salt
- 6 tbsp powdered sugar
- 2 tsp almond milk
- 1/8 tsp vanilla extract
- Set the oven to 350 degrees.
- Combine the softened butter, egg, maple syrup, and vanilla extract.
- Combine the almond flour, oat flour, baking powder, and a pinch of salt.
- Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and combine until a dough forms
- Place the dough in the fridge to chill for about 10 minutes.
- Remove the dough from the fridge and roll into about tablespoon sized balls. You should be able to make 14-15.
- Place the balls onto a greased or parchment paper lined baking tray. Flatten the balls with your fingers into a cookie shape.
- Bake for 10 minutes.
- While the cookies are baking make your icing. Simply combine the powdered sugar, almond milk, and vanilla extract until smooth. If you need more liquid, add a tiny bit more almond milk.
- Remove the cookies from the oven and let cool completely.
- Dip the cookies face down in the icing or spread the icing with spoon on each cookie. Then sprinkle with the sprinkles!
- Let set and enjoy!
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