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Sugar Cookie Cutouts

Orange Icon  Sugar Cookie Cutouts

Orange Icon  Sugar Cookie Cutouts

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Submitted by: Amy Bowen

Prep Time: 15 Minutes

Cook Time: 7 Minutes

Servings: 15

The only sugar is in the sprinkles! My kids had a blast decorating these and they thought they were getting a real treat, honestly they could not tell a difference between these and the unhealthy version! These will definitely satisfy any sweet tooth or craving for this childhood favorite, whether you're a kid or a kid at heart. I revised this from the recipe in the Better Homes & Gardens cookbook which I have made every year since I was a kid. Hope you enjoy it as much as we do :)

  • 2/3 c. butter, unsalted, organic, raw or unpasteurized, grass-fed/pastured
  • 1/2 c. coconut sugar, organic
  • 1 tsp. baking powder, organic, gluten & aluminum-free
  • 1/4 tsp. sea salt, unrefined and pure
  • 1 egg, omega-3, cage-free, organic
  • 1 tbs. milk, full-fat, raw, grass-fed or pastured cows, organic
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract, organic
  • 2 c. flour, white rice, organic

In a large mixing bowl beat butter with an electric mixer (a stand up mixer would probably work great too) on medium to high speed for about 30 seconds. Add Stevia Blend, baking powder, and salt. Beat until combined, scraping the sides of bowl occasionally. Beat in egg, milk, and vanilla until combined. Beat in as much flour as you can with mixer. Stir in any remaining flour. Divide dough in half. If necessary, cover and chill dough 30 min or until easy to handle ( I refrigerated my dough overnight to use the next day and it was extremely hard to handle even after sitting on the counter for over an hour, I probably won't refrigerate at all next time).

On a lightly floured surface, roll half the dough at a time (mine was probably about 1/4 in thick) and use cookie cutters to cut out desired shapes.

Bake at 375 degrees for 7-8 minutes or until edges are firm and the bottoms are lightly browned. Mine were on the thicker side so they took longer to bake (about 10-12 min) Allow to cool before frosting. Recipe makes about 30 cookies, 2 cookies equals 1 serving.

For the icing: I took 1 cup Stevia blend and powdered it in the blender (to make it like powdered sugar), transferred to a mixing bowl, added 1/4 tsp vanilla and 1-2 tbsp of milk. Then I mixed with the electric mixer until it became an icing consistency (you can make it as thin or as thick as you like by adding more or less milk). I used natural food coloring and naturally colored sprinkles