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Paleo Coffee Sugar Cookies

Temperatures in the 20s, snow on the way, and it seems like the perfect day to publish the recipe for Paleo Coffee Sugar Cookies!

Crisp, buttery sugar cookies flecked with ground coffee — does it get any better than that? Plus, I’ve thrown in a simple coffee coconut butter frosting recipe so you can get the full Christmas sugar cookie experience!

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Christmas cookie season

As we inch closer to Christmas, I’ve got cookies on the brain. This is really the only time I get the itch to bake cookies, so I’m leaning in and dreaming up some fun cookie recipes.

But of course, I’m only one woman and I only post so many recipes each week. So if you’re looking for a huge variety of paleo christmas cookies, I made a Pinterest board for that!

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Let’s get back to these cookies. Obviously, with ground coffee in the batter, these cookies aren’t exactly made for kids.

You could use decaf if you’re so inclined, but y’all know me — I live a fully caffeinated life.

What to expect from these cookies

These cookies are buttery and crisp, not soft and cakey.
These cookies are made with almond flour and are not nut free.
These cookies do use coconut sugar, not honey or maple syrup.

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I tried using honey in the first couple iterations of this coffee sugar cookie recipe, but I just didn’t like how the flavor of honey more or less overtakes everything in the cookie and makes the final result somewhat sticky and far too chewy.

Using coconut sugar instead solved both of those problems, and the final cookies are exactly what I wanted!

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I see lots of other paleo sugar cookie recipes that use honey, so those results surprised me. But I can’t argue with the final cookies. They’re simply amazing!

Now, if you’re just on the hunt for a sugar cookie recipe and want to skip the coffee, you’re more than welcome to try that. I’m sure it will turn out great, and it may just be the best paleo sugar cookie recipe on the internet.

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Simple paleo frosting

A sugar cookie recipe just wouldn’t be the same if there wasn’t a frosting to go with it!

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Obviously, your typical cookie frosting won’t do for paleo cookies.

Enter coconut butter. All you’ve got to do is warm up some coconut butter and stir in almond milk, maple syrup, and cold brew coffee for a perfectly spreadable, slightly sweetened frosting that works excellently for cookies!

Granted, this is totally optional. You don’t need to frost your cookies — and frankly. I prefer these coffee sugar cookies without frosting!

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Gluten Free Coffee Sugar Cookies Recipe with Simple Paleo Frosting | DoYouEvenPaleo.net

Paleo Coffee Sugar Cookies

  • Author: Chelsea at Do You Even Paleo
  • Prep Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 25 minutes
  • Yield: 2 dozen cookies
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Baked
  • Cuisine: American

Description

These little coffee sugar cookies are buttery and crisp! Whip up the coffee coconut butter frosting for frosted cookies or leave ’em naked — your choice. The coconut butter frosting does tend to make these a little less crispy due to the fat content in the coconut butter, but they’re wonderful regardless!


Ingredients

For the Cookies:

For the Frosting:


Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, combine the almond flour, coconut flour, baking soda, cinnamon, salt, and coffee.
  2. Add the ghee and coconut sugar to the bowl of a stand mixer. Cream together on medium speed until the mixture is light in color and relatively smooth. Reduce speed to low and add the egg and vanilla, beating until just combined. Finally, add the dry ingredients, beating until a thick cookie dough forms. Scrape the dough into single lump and chill for at least 1 hour to overnight.
  3. Once the dough has chilled, preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line a large cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  4. Place a separate large piece of parchment paper on a clean flat surface. Set the chilled dough on the parchment paper and cover with another piece of parchment paper. Gradually roll out the dough between the two sheets of parchment paper to 1/4 inch thickness.
  5. Use cookie cutters or a mason jar lid ring to cut out shapes from the cookie dough. Place cookie cutouts on the parchment-lined baking sheet, repeating until all the dough is used. Refrigerate the dough between batches as necessary — it’s much easier to work with when it’s cold!
  6. Bake cookies for 8-10 minutes or until they just start to turn light brown. Let the cookies rest for at least 5 minutes before transferring to wire racks to cool completely.
  7. To make the frosting, combine all ingredients in a medium bowl until completely mixed. Add more almond milk as necessary until the frosting reaches a spreadable consistency.
  8. Once the cookies are completely cooled, decorate them or gobble them up!

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Gluten Free Coffee Sugar Cookies Recipe with Simple Paleo Frosting | DoYouEvenPaleo.net
Gluten Free Coffee Sugar Cookies Recipe with Simple Paleo Frosting | DoYouEvenPaleo.net

Chelsea

I'm Chelsea, the author behind Do You Even Paleo! I believe life should be full of flavor. I enjoy creating recipes that are nourishing, flavorful, and satisfying. When not experimenting in the kitchen, I usually have a camera, barbell, or mug of coffee in hand.

2 thoughts to “Paleo Coffee Sugar Cookies”

    1. Hey, Paige! Yes, you can use butter instead of ghee in the cookies!

      I wouldn’t sub anything for the coconut butter in the frosting, though. If you don’t want to use coconut butter, you’re better off finding a different frosting recipe. Coconut butter is the base of the frosting, so swapping it out for butter would be way too buttery. 🙂 But I do think these cookies are awesome without frosting too!

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