Sugar Cookies…without the sugar, gluten or butter

I needed to get one special new cookie recipe in before the end of the year! I also need to thank anyone and everyone who has ever bought a Shockingly Healthy Brownie or Blondie!  It’s been an amazing year, and we’ve grown a lot!  Every brownie lover means a lot to me!  Thank you from the bottom of my heart, for making a healthier dessert choice, and for choosing my product.
Now, it’s cookie time.

This one was developed out of necessity.  My fiance can’t eat butter or dairy or wheat…the main ingredients of a standard sugar cookie.  Decorating sugar cookies is a staple activity at Christmas with his family (shall I call them the “Camily” because his name is Cam?  That idea came out of me typing that accidentally.   I thought it would be nice for him to have cookies he could not only decorate, but actually EAT!

Now, his mom is allergic to almonds, so I didn’t want to make a version that was based out of almond meal, so I got more creative.  These are made with a blend of quinoa flour and plantain flour.  I’m not sure if you’ll be able to find plantain flour, but if you can, it’s totally worth it!  You can also make super delicious pancakes using plantain flour.  I buy mine at a big cash and carry store where I buy some ingredients for my business.  Maybe some special Latin American grocery stores may carry it?

This recipe was adapted from Chocolate Covered Katie’s grain-free sugar cookie recipe.  I bet she’s got some good icing recipes so go visit her!

Sugar Cookies...without the sugar, gluten or butter
Recipe type: cookie
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Serves: 20
  • 1 cup quinoa flour
  • 1 cup plantain flour
  • ¼ cup maple syrup
  • 3 tablespoons coconut oil, melted
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 tablespoons almond milk
  1. mix all dry ingredients
  2. in a separate bowl, combine liquid ingredients
  3. add wet to dry, and mix well until a dough forms
  4. roll out between two pieces of parchment paper and cut into shapes
  5. place in freezer for 25 minutes
  6. bake at 315 for 18 minutes
Onto the recipe!

Lauren Breuer

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  • Leah says:

    Hi, is almond milk okay for people with almond allergies? I notice it is in your recipe. (I’m not trying to be brattty, i’m really curious!)

    • Lauren says:

      HI Leah,
      You can definitely replace the almond milk with rice milk if you want someone with a nut allergy to be able to eat them. I definitely don’t want to recommend giving anything with nutmilk to someone with nut allergies, but as a side note, I’ve had some people with nut allergies accidentally eat my brownies, and luckily, they’ve all been fine.

      Let me know how it goes!

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