Sugar-free Cookie Cut-outs

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Let me tell you a secret, sweets are my biggest weakness. So when I decided to try cutting processed sugars out of my diet I knew it was going to be tough. However, I figured that now was the perfect time to look at some of our family recipes and adapt them to make them healthier! Below is my recipe for sugar-free cookie cut-outs adapted from my mom’s sugar cookie recipe.

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For cookies

Ingredients:

  • 2/3 cup melted coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 3/4 tsp grated orange peel
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 egg
  • 4 tsp milk of choice
  • 2 cups flour of choice
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt

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Directions:

  1. Mix the coconut oil, honey, orange peel, and vanilla in a blender until well combined.
  2. Beat in the egg. Once combined, mix in the milk of your choice.
  3. In a separate bowl combine the flour, baking powder, and salt. Slowly add this mixture to the mixing bowl until the ingredients are thoroughly combined.
  4. Put the dough in the fridge to chill for 1 hour. NOTE: if the dough is left in the fridge more than 1 hour it will harden until solid. If this happens just let it sit on the counter until it is soft enough to be rolled out.
  5. After the dough has chilled preheat your oven to 375. On a lightly floured surface roll the dough to 1/8″. Cut into desired shapes. Bake on a greased cookie sheet for 6-8 minutes, until lightly golden brown.
  6. Let cool and then decorate.

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I used Chocolate Covered Katie’s Greek Yogurt Frosting with honey instead of stevia!

Enjoy! If you try baking this recipe use the hashtag #exploringtaylor to show me your version!

What other popular desserts should I make sugar-free?

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