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Christmas Cut out Sugar Cookies (Paleo, AIP, GF)

  • Author: Michelle
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 6-7 cookies 1x
  • Diet: Gluten Free


These cut out sugar cookies are perfect for Christmas! They’re paleo, AIP, gluten-free, and made without refined white sugar.




For the cookies

  • 3/4 cup tapioca starch
  • 1/2 cup tigernut flour
  • 1 tbsp vital proteins gelatin
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1/3 cup palm shortening
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

For the green frosting

  • 1/3 cup palm shortening
  • 2 tbsp light-colored honey
  • 1 tbsp arrowroot starch
  • 1/2 tsp matcha powder

For the yellow frosting

  • 23 tbsp palm shortening
  • 1 tbsp light-colored honey
  • 2 tsp arrowroot starch
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder


For the cookies

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Very grease with coconut oil or other. Set aside.
  2. Using a large mixing bowl, combine the dry ingredients.
  3. In a separate bowl, cream together the palm shortening and maple syrup. Add the mixture into the flour mixture and stir in the vanilla extract until the ingredients are combined and a dough is formed.
  4. Transfer the dough to a pastry board or parchment paper. Use a rolling pin to flatten the dough to about 1/4″ thick (you just don’t want them to be super thin!). Use a cookie cutter to cut the dough into the desired shape. Transfer the formed cookie dough onto the baking sheet. Repeat the process with the remainder of the dough. You should have about 6-7 cookies.
  5. Evenly space the cookies on the baking sheet and bake in the oven for 12-15 minutes or until the cookies are lightly golden brown.
  6. Transfer to a cooling rack and allow to cool completely before decorating.

For the frosting & decorating

  1. Using separate bowls, combine the frosting ingredients. Add more or less matcha/ turmeric to reach your desired color. Add more honey to balance flavor if needed.
  2. To decorate the Christmas Tree cookies, layer the green icing onto the cookies and evenly spread. Use a piping bag and frosting tip to pipe on a yellow star with the yellow icing. Add more decor like shredded coconut if desired!


All nutritional facts are estimations and will vary.

  • Prep Time: 20
  • Cook Time: 15
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Baked


  • Serving Size: 1 cookie
  • Calories: 386
  • Fat: 24.7g
  • Carbohydrates: 33.2g
  • Fiber: 0.7g
  • Protein: 2.6g

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