Perfect Paleo Cut-Out Sugar Cookies

Seriously, the holiday season just isn’t complete without with a cookie jar filled with festive cut-out sugar cookies. Cookie Santas, candy canes, reindeer—you’ve got to have them! But the traditional sugar cookie recipe isn’t quite “paleo friendly,” so I had to have a little bit fun and experiment with making my own.

Let me tell you, these hit the spot! Serve them with a little hot cocoa and you’ve got yourself the perfect paleo sugar cookie. You know, I think even Santa would approve if he found these by the tree this year!

Paleo Cut-Out Sugar Cookies RecipePerfect Paleo Cut-Out Sugar Cookies


¾ c almond flour

⅓ c arrowroot starch + 4 Tbsp

1 Tbsp coconut flour

½ tsp baking soda

¼ tsp salt

¼ c melted coconut oil

¼ c maple syrup

2 tsp vanilla

To prepare the cookie dough:

  1. Combine the almond flour, arrowroot starch, coconut flour, baking soda, and salt in a medium mixing bowl. Stir well to completely combine.
  2. In a small bowl mix the coconut oil, maple syrup, and vanilla until well mixed.
  3. Add the coconut oil mixture to the almond flour mixture and stir well to completely combine.
  4. Roll out the dough into a ¼” circle between two pieces of parchment paper.
  5. Place the rolled dough in the freezer for 30 minutes to set.

To bake the cookies:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350º. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or silpat and set aside.
  2. When the dough is set, remove it from the freezer and work quickly using cookie cutters to cut out shapes. Use a spatula to transfer the shapes to the prepared baking sheet.
  3. Re-roll the dough scraps into a ¼” round, and re-freeze the dough about 10-15 minutes. Repeat the cutting process with the remaining dough.
  4. When the cookies are ready, place the baking sheet in the oven and bake 10-12 minutes, until the cookies are golden around the edges.
  5. Allow the cookies to cool fully before serving.