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Coconut Cutout Cookies

Use coconut sugar and a whole egg for a softer cookie, or try granulated sugar and egg whites for a cookies that stays crisp longer.
a tray of coconut cut out cookies
  • Yield 30 cookies
  • Prep Time 25 minutes
  • Cook Time 12 minutes per batch

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup coconut flour
  • 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp. sea salt
  • 6 tbs. unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup coconut sugar (or 1/4 cup each granulated sugar and coconut sugar)
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp. almond extract
  • 1 large egg (or 2 egg whites)
  • Maple Cream-Cheese Frosting (get the recipe here)

Directions

STEP 1
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and line a sheet pan with parchment paper.
STEP 2
In a medium bowl, whisk the coconut flour, baking powder, and salt.
STEP 3
In a large bowl, using an electric hand mixer (or a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment), cream the ­butter until pale yellow, light, and fluffy, about two minutes. Beat in the sugar and ­extracts until incorporated, then add egg or egg whites and beat until smooth, about another two minutes.
STEP 4
Place a square of parchment paper on the counter and scoop the dough into the center. Use your hands to shape it into a square about 1/2-inch thick and 5 inches long on all sides. Wrap and refrigerate for 10 minutes.
STEP 5
Unwrap the dough and sprinkle with coconut flour. Roll out with a rolling pin, sprinkling more flour as needed and pressing the dough back together if it breaks. Roll out very thinly, about 1/8-inch thick.
STEP 6
Use a cookie cutter or drinking glass to cut out cookies, then transfer to the prepared baking pan, leaving an inch between cookies.
STEP 7
Bake for 10 to 12 minutes, until the edges of the cookies are golden brown. Transfer to a rack to cool completely.
STEP 8
Frost with cream-cheese frosting just before serving, as the frosting will soften the cookies. Store in an airtight container for three to four days.

Photography by: Andrea D’Agosto; Prop Styling: Alicia Buszczak; Food Styling: Paul Jackman

Robin
Robin Asbell

Robin Asbell is a Minneapolis-based recipe developer and cookbook author.

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