These AIP Christmas Sugar Cookies are a classic! They’re crispy and delicious, paleo, vegan, grain-free and coconut free, and perfect as cut-out cookies all year round!
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Here are the main ingredients in these AIP Christmas Sugar Cookies
These are the best and simplest cut-out cookies ever! You’ll hardly believe they’re AIP and your friends and family members won’t be able to guess either, I promise! This recipe is great all year round as you can use any cookie cutter you’d like.
For best results, I suggest rolling these to a minimum of 1/4 inch thick so that they don’t crack while baking or post baking. Ensure your cookies are all the same thickness so that they bake evenly and allow them to cool completely once baked before handling.
Icing your cookies
- For the different colors of icing, I portioned out the icing recipe below into five bowls and added different colors to each using natural food dyes:
- For green I added 1 TBSP of matcha powder
- To make a yellow icing I added 1/4 tsp turmeric
- For a deep pink/ red I grated 1/2 a small red beet and squeezed its juices into the icing
- To make brown, I added 1 TBSP carob powder to the icing.
- The icing doesn’t harden much once it’s set, so ensure that you lay these out flat on a plate/dish to serve rather than stacking them or they will stick together.
- Check out my AIP frosting post for different types of icing.
FAQs for these AIP Christmas Sugar Cookies
How do I store these?
Store in a sealed container in the fridge for up to a week or in the freezer for up to a month. If freezing, allow to come to room temperature before enjoying.
Can I substitute the palm shortening?
Yes. I’ve tested these using melted coconut oil instead of palm shortening. The cookies are slightly more fragile and won’t get lightly golden brown as they bake, but if you can’t find shortening, it is a decent substitute.
Can you freeze these?
Yes! These freeze really well (even with the icing on them). I make a large batch and freeze them, layering parchment paper between the cookies to prevent the icing from smearing everywhere. Once you remove the cookies from the freezer, lay them flat on a plate and bring to room temperature before serving.
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