Cookie Cut Outs
 
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Serves: 24
Ingredients
  • "HEALTHIFIED" CHRISTMAS COOKIES
  • ¼ cup butter
  • ¼ cup cream cheese
  • ½ cup confectioners Swerve (or powdered erythritol and ½ tsp stevia glycerite)
  • ¼ tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp extract (orange/lemon/vanilla/almond)
  • ½ tsp Celtic sea salt
  • 2 cups blanched almond flour
  • FROSTING:
  • 2 cups confectioners' Swerve (or powdered erythritol and 1 tsp stevia glycerite)
  • ½ cup butter or coconut oil
  • 2-4 TBS unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 tsp extract (orange/lemon/vanilla/almond/strawberry)
  • Natural Food Coloring
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees F.
  2. In a large bowl, cream the butter and the cream cheese for 1 minute.
  3. Add the natural sweetener, baking powder, extract and salt and continue mixing until creamy.
  4. Stir in the flour and chill.
  5. Place the chilled dough out onto a greased piece of parchment and top with another piece of greased parchment Roll the dough out to 1 centimeter thick. Uncover the top parchment and use your favorite cookie cutters to cut out cookies.
  6. Place cookies on a baking sheet about 1 inch apart and bake for 12-15 minutes.
  7. To make the frosting, combine all the ingredients in a medium bowl (start with 2 TBS almond milk and add more to get desired thickness).
  8. Add desired extract and color.
  9. Place the frosting into Ziploc bags and cut a small corner out.
  10. Squirt onto cookies.
Notes
NUTRITIONAL COMPARISON (per serving)
Traditional Cookies = 159 calories, 10g fat, 2.8g protein, 23.6g carbs, 0.6g fiber (23 effective carbs)
"Healthified" Cookies = 116 calories, 11g fat, 2.2g protein, 2.1g carbs, 1g fiber (85% fat, 8% protein, 7% carbs)
Recipe by Maria Mind Body Health at https://mariamindbodyhealth.com/cookie-cut-outs/