Sugar Cookies

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My recipes are grain free, refined sugar and many are dairy free. I suffer from autoimmune illnesses. Since switching my diet I feel better and am not exhausted all the time. My western medical doctor has even taken me off all my medications but one because of my lab and blood work results.

I am working hard on my blog and getting over my cold. I have been drinking lots of liquids including fresh fruit juices high in vitamin C. I have also been automizing essential oils. I may need to take a nap or two tomorrow. I have been enjoying all the wonderful Christmas movies that are currently on TV. What is your favorite? I really enjoy “Elf”,  “Santa Clause” and “Santa Clause 2” but my all time favorite is “It’s a Wonderful Life” with Jimmy Stewart.

I would hope to encourage my readers to commit “RAK’s”. What does RAK mean? R stands for random. A stands for acts and K stands for kindness. May I also suggest that you perform anonymous Random Acts of Kindness. They can cost little to no money. Here are some suggestions. Give a homeless person a meal. Place money into a parking meter that is about to expire. Place quarters inside candy machines at your favorite local restaurant or grocery store. Purchase the person behind you either in the drive-thru or in line at your local coffee shop their coffee. You can offer someone a listening ear or a kind word. These are just suggestions. I am sure everyone can think of more.

I have been busy trying to get ready for Christmas. I decided I wanted to make some sugar cookies for Christmas and Santa Lucia. Since I am making some for Santa Lucia I used some of my Swedish stamps that have three images. The three images are God Jul, Santa Lucia, and a woven heart. A year ago I would not have felt comfortable writing a soft sugar cookie recipe. Cassava flour and monk fruit sugar make all the difference in the world. These cookies are soft and yummy. The optional flavors of this cookie are almond flavoring, vanilla, or peppermint. The cookie cutter I used was 4 inches and shaped like a heart. Please note that the cookies are only lightly browned. The picture with the cookies and the candelabra is taken in the dark so the cookies look darker than they actually are.

Chef Notes: To make Powdered Coconut Sugar place coconut sugar in a blender and blend on high until powdered. Remove from blender and place in a sterilized glass jar.

OPTIONAL: To make peppermint cookies add 1 teaspoon peppermint or 2 drops of essential peppermint oil.

Nutritional Facts are listed below and are based on 1 cookie. This makes approximately 24 cookies.

1 cup butter

3/4 cup powdered vanilla monk fruit sugar

3/4 cup monk fruit sugar

2 tablespoons powdered coconut sugar

1 tablespoon maple syrup

1 teaspoon almond or vanilla

3 eggs

3 cups cassava flour

2 teaspoons baking soda

1/2 teaspoon salt

Preheat oven to 325 F. Grease 3 cookie sheets. Beat together butter and powdered monk fruit sugar, monk fruit sugar, powdered coconut sugar, maple syrup, and vanilla or almond flavoring in a bowl. In a separate bowl add cassava flour, baking powder, and salt. Add a little flour mixture at a time to the butter mixture. Once all the flour mixture is combined remove dough from the bowl and flatten and roll out into the thickness you prefer.

Next, lay down two sheets of plastic wrap, side by side and overlapping. Then lay down the cookie dough on top of the plastic. Lay down two more sheets side by side of overlapping plastic wrap on top of the cookie dough. Using a rolling pin, roll out the dough. Carefully remove the top layer of plastic. Using whatever cookie cutter you like press it into the dough and cut out cookies. Take remaining dough and continue to roll out and cut out until all the dough is gone. Pick up cut out cookies and place on greased cookie sheets. Bake cookies 8- 12 minutes or until lightly browned. Cookies will be soft. If frosting use my Creamy Holiday cookie frosting.

 

Nutrition Facts
Servings 24.0
Amount Per Serving
calories 138
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 8 g 13 %
Saturated Fat 5 g 25 %
Monounsaturated Fat 2 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 44 mg 15 %
Sodium 217 mg 9 %
Potassium 13 mg 0 %
Total Carbohydrate 17 g 6 %
Dietary Fiber 1 g 4 %
Sugars 2 g
Protein 1 g 2 %
Vitamin A 5 %
Vitamin C 2 %
Calcium 1 %
Iron 8 %
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.

3 Comments Add yours

  1. simplywendi says:

    thank you so very much for this recipe! weird question, i am allergic to monk fruit, would another sugar work instead and would i use less?

    hope you are feeling back to “normal” soon. i know colds add a whole other layer to CI! sending healing prayers your way……..

    1. LaRena’s Corner says:

      Wendy I have only been writing recipes for grain free, refined sugar free since around November of 2017. I have not tried experimenting with other sweeteners for cookies, so I am not sure. Wish I could give you a better answer. Have a wonderful day or night wherever you may be!!

      1. simplywendi says:

        thank you for letting me know……..i really appreciate your blog!

        it is evening, I am in the states.

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