Paleo Xmas Tree "Sugar Cookies"

This is my favorite time of the year! I love trying to bake healthier versions of traditional Christmas sweets. These cookies are paleo friendly and it's a fun and easy recipe to make with kids or friends. I think Santa would also love a plate of these :)



Servings | about 7 cookies


Ingredients

¾ cup arrowroot

½ cup tigernut flour

1 tbsp Great Lakes Gelatin (orange tube)

½ tsp baking soda

¼ cup maple syrup

1/3 cup Nutiva Red Palm & Coconut Oil Shortening or butter

½ tsp vanilla extract


you also need:

*Christmas tree cookie cutter!

*piping bag + frosting tip for frosting decor

*rollling pin

*parchment paper


Green Frosting

1/3 cup Nutiva Red Palm & Coconut Oil Shortening

2 tbsp honey

1 tbsp arrowroot

½ tsp matcha powder


Yellow Frosting

2 tbsp Nutiva Red Palm & Coconut Oil Shortening

1 tbsp honey

2 tsp arrowroot

¼ tsp turmeric powder


Method

1. Preheat oven to 350F and line a baking tray with parchment paper.

2. In a large mixing bowl, mix all the dry ingredients.

3. In a separate bowl add the shortening, vanilla, and maple syrup and whisk with an electric hand mixer.

4. Add the mixture into the flour and stir until the dough is formed.

5. Transfer the dough to the baking tray and start rolling the dough to flatten about ¼ inch thick. Use a cookie cutter to cut the dough. Repeat the process.

6. Bake for 12 minutes.

7. For the frosting place the ingredients in a bowl, and whisk.

8. To decorate the cookie spread the green frosting evenly on the cooking. For the yellow star use a piping bag and frosting tip.

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