Don’t be misled by the name of these cookies. Although they are called “sugar cookies”, they don’t actually contain much sugar. In fact, the only sugar this recipe uses is maple syrup! My Simple Sugar Cookies are made with just 8 wholesome ingredients: rice flour, coconut flour, arrowroot starch, gelatin, xanthum gum, egg, butter and maple syrup. They are free of gluten, wheat and refined sugar!
Growing up, sugar cookies were always my favorite treat to bake; not because of their taste, but because of the creativity involved in making them. I have always loved art (coloring, painting, doodling, card-making…) and so frosting the cookies was the best part because I could use various frosting colors and sprinkles to create little masterpieces.
The one thing I don’t love about typical sugar cookies is the mass quantity of sugar and wheat they contain. I wanted to create a recipe using only whole, minimally processed ingredients that were both gluten-free and low sugar; so that’s just what I did.
*In order for the dough not to stick to the flat surface you will want to sprinkle coconut flour on it. When rolling the dough, I used parchment paper between the dough and rolling pin. Substituting different ingredients may make your dough too soft. If this is the case, you will need to refrigerate it for 30-60 minutes before rolling and cutting.
These cookies would make a great Easter treat or activity. Just make the cookies beforehand, then you/your kids/friends/family can decorate as a fun Easter project.
What are your favorite type of cookies to bake? Do you have any fun Easter traditions?
I'm Katie - wife to a loving husband & mother to two sweet boys. I am a stay-at-home-mom with a passion for all things health & fitness. I believe in nourishment for the body, mind & soul through eating real food, practicing proper fitness & living without restriction. Join me in creating healthy recipes and learning to live a balanced, fulfilling life!