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Paleo Soft Baked Sugar Cookies (Gluten Free, Dairy Free)

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 12-16 cookies 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Cuisine: American


For the Cookies:

  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup cassava flour
  • 1/2 cup fine almond flour (can substitute for coconut flour. Do not use almond meal)
  • 1/2 cup ghee, unmelted
  • 1/4 cup coconut sugar
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 1/2 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

For the Frosting:

  • 1 can coconut cream (do not use coconut milk)
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla


For the Cookies:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. and lightly grease a baking sheet
  2. In a large bowl, mix cassava flour, almond flour, baking powder, coconut sugar and salt together
  3. Add in ghee, honey, vanilla, and egg and beat until fully combined and dough is sticky and formed
  4. Roll into 1″ sized balls and place on the baking sheet, leaving plenty of space between each cookie
  5. With the palm of your hand, gently press down on each cookie to slightly flatten it (can do this before or immediately after baking)
  6. Bake for 8-10 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool completely prior to moving!

For the Frosting:

  1. Chill canned coconut cream in the fridge 12-24 hours prior to use. Pour the coconut cream into a bowl, add maple syrup and vanilla. Beat with a fork or electric mixer until completely smooth and fluffy


Baking time may vary by oven
Coconut flour and almond flour are a 1:1 substitute