Valentine’s Day Sugar Cookies
- 2 cup 2 cup 2 cup Blanched Almond Flour
- 6 Tbsp 6 Tbsp 6 Tbsp Coconut Flour
- 2 Tbsp 2 Tbsp 2 Tbsp Arrowroot Powder
- 0.125 tsp 0.125 tsp 0.125 tsp Baking Soda
- 0.125 tsp 0.125 tsp 0.125 tsp Sea Salt
- .25 cup .25 cup .25 cup Organic [*Spectrum Brand, sustainably sourced] Palm Oil Shortening
- .5 cup .5 cup .5 cup Raw Honey
- 1 whole 1 whole 1 whole Pastured Eggs
- 1 tsp 1 tsp 1 tsp Pure Vanilla Extract
- 2 Tbsp 2 Tbsp 2 Tbsp Raspberry Juice, Optional - see notes
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
- Add the dry ingredients to the medium bowl, mix well.
- Add the wet ingredients to the large bowl and cream well with the mixer or hand mixer.
- Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients in the large bowl, mix well until coming together and dough-like. Press the dough into a ball with a cake spatula in the bowl.
- On a clean flat surface lay out an 18 to 20-inch long piece of the parchment paper, sprinkle with coconut or almond flour. Pour the dough out onto the sheet. Sprinkle the top of the dough with a bit more flour. Lay a second piece of parchment paper over the top of the dough (same size as the piece on the bottom.) The dough should be sandwiched between the parchment paper. Using your hands press down on the dough a bit to make rolling the dough out easier. Using the rolling pin roll the dough out to 1/4 inch thickness.
- Remove the top sheet and set aside for later. Grab your cookie cutters and start cutting out cookies. I recommend after cutting out a couple cookies rinsing the cutters under a bit of warm water or dipping them into a bowl of warm water; this will allow a smoother cookie and make cutting them out easier.
- Lay out the cut-out cookies on the parchment paper lined baking sheets about a half inch apart from each other (they will not expand very much). Now with the leftover dough repeat rolling out the dough and cutting out the cookies until the dough is all used up.
- Bake for 8 to 10 minutes until lightly browned on the bottom. With a spatula carefully transfer them to a cooling rack if you have one (not necessary u2013 just helps with the cooling process). These are delicious warm right out of the oven and when cooled! The texture is soft and chewy. Enjoy!
Raspberry Juice: 1 cup frozen or fresh raspberries 1/2 cup water Directions: 1. Add the water and berries to a small saucepan. 2. Bring the berries to a boil over medium-high heat. 3. Reduce the heat to medium-low and let the berries reduce and simmer for 5-10 minutes until thick and broken down. 4. Pour the berries into a mesh strainer placed over a bowl. Press the berries down to extract the juice. This may take 3-5 minutes to get the amount of juice you need. Add 2 tbsp of it to the cookies! Set aside the rest of the raspberries as a healthy fruit spread :)