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Maple Sugar Cookies

This maple sugar cookie recipe is a great healthy alternative to the refined sugar version. ($.15 per cookie)
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Sugar Cookies
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 24
Calories 96kcal


For the cookies

  • 1 1/4 cups gluten-free flour or white whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/3 cup melted coconut oil
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup
  • 1 tbs. milk
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract

For the icing

  • 1/4 cup softened butter or palm oil shortening
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract


  • To make the dough, combine the dry ingredients in a small bowl.
  • In a large bowl, mix the melted coconut oil, maple syrup, milk, egg, and vanilla. Add the dry ingredients to the large bowl and mix until a uniform dough forms. The dough will be a bit sticky at this point.
  • Shape the dough into a ball, wrap in wax paper, and refrigerate for 45 minutes.
  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • After the dough solidifies a bit in the fridge, place it on a floured work surface. Roll the dough to a thickness of 1/8 to 1/4 inch. (Note: You'll probably need to add a few tablespoons of flour to the dough if the dough is too sticky to roll. Don't add too much, though, or the cookies will come out dry.)
  • Cut the cookies into shapes using 3-inch cookie cutters (or similar).
  • Place the cookies on a cookie sheet and bake for about 8 minutes, until the bottoms of the cookies begin to get brown. If the tops start to brown, they’ll be a bit dry.
  • To make the frosting, whip the frosting ingredients in a mixer for about one minute. It should become smooth and the color should be uniform (light tan).
  • When the cookies have cooled completely, decorate each one with a layer of frosting. Store the cookies in an airtight container.


Calories: 96kcal