Decorated Holiday Cookies

Decorated Holiday Cookies

Yield: 12-24 Cookies
*Yield will vary based on cookie cutter size
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Bake Time: 10 – 12 minutes
  • Chill Time: 40 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour, 20 minutes

Ingredients:

For the cookies

  • 1 cup coconut flour, plus additional for dusting
  • 1 cup almond flour
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon xantham gum
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup Swerve confectioners sugar replacement
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

 

For the topping:

Instructions:

For the cookies

  1. Combine coconut flour, almond flour, salt, baking soda and xanthium gum in a bowl. Set aside.
  2. Beat the butter and Swerve on medium speed with an electric mixer until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes. Beat in the egg and vanilla. Gradually add the flour mixture and continue mixing until fully combined and a stiff dough has formed.
  3. Wrap dough in plastic wrap and flatten into a to a disk. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
  4. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper and set aside. Roll out dough on a lightly coconut-floured surface to about ¼ -inch thickness. Cut out cookies with a cookie cutter. Collect and reroll scraps as necessary. Transfer cookies to prepared baking sheets.
  5. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes or until cookies are just golden. Remove from oven and let cool completely.
  6. Melt white melting wafers over a double boiler or in a microwave on low power, stirring every 15 to 30 seconds until melted and smooth. Transfer to individual bowls and tint with oil-based food coloring. Pipe or spread on cooled cookies to decorate. Sprinkle with festive sprinkles.
  7. Transfer to refrigerator until set, and enjoy! Store cookies in an airtight container.