These sugar cookies are the perfect Christmas cookie but are also great all year round. Not only are they grain free, nut free, egg free and paleo, but they can also be considered an AIP Keto cookie!
Aren’t sugar cookies the ultimate Christmas cookie? I mean, have you ever seen a cookie platter during the holidays that didn’t include sugar cookies?
I don’t think there was ever a Christmas during my childhood that my Grandma didn’t take out a plateful of sugar cookies. And of course, everyone loved it!
Now that I’m older, with multiple food intolerances and responsible for my own Christmas baking, I knew I wanted to create a sugar cookie recipe that I can still enjoy.
Now I have plenty of AIP Christmas treats on here, including maple caramel fudge, tigernut butter balls, and even fruit cake! But lately I’ve been experimenting with Keto. Pretty much AIP keto with a few reintroductions. So I thought I’d give it a try and create an AIP keto cookie.
Even my girls couldn’t keep their little hands away from them.
They kept interrupting my cookie photo session. But look how cute they are!
What you need to create this AIP Keto Cookie!
So I love tigernuts, if you can’t tell from all my tigernut recipes, BUT my appreciation for them has gotten even stronger now, as it’s one of the few flours that actually fit into the AIP Keto category (in moderation of course!).
The ultimate AIP Keto flour as it’s low in carbs and high in fiber. I really like the flavour that coconut and tigernut have together, they really complement each other!
Coconut Sugar or Lakanto Sugar
Now if you’re following strict AIP, coconut sugar would be best to use as Lakanto sugar (a monk fruit sweetener), although reduces the net carbs, is not strict AIP compliant. However I’ve made this recipe with both sugars and they taste great with either or! The coconut sugar does give it a bit of a darker tint but still tasty nonetheless!
So I think I prefer egg-free baking, much easier and way less mess! In this recipe the gelatin works in the same binding way as eggs would. No need to make gelatin eggs with water either. I find adding the gelatin to the dry ingredients works just as well!
Of course gotta get those healthy fats in!
The dough should be the consistency of wet sand. So just a little liquid is needed to get the right consistency. If you want the dough to stick better in order to make cut-out cookies, you can put more than 2 tbsp of coconut milk. However, I do find they turn out much better with just enough coconut milk, which, in my experience, is 2 tbsp!
Is there anything better than the scent of pure vanilla extract? Seriously, every time I take it out, I take a sniff and even dab a bit on my neck and wrists. Then I smell like a cupcake or sugar cookie 🙂 If you’re not using pure vanilla extract yet, now is the time! Because trust me, once you go pure, you will not go back to the imitation version. It really makes baking taste so much better!
Not only are these sugar cookies grain free, nut free, egg free, and paleo but they can also be considered an AIP Keto cookie!
- 1/4 cup tigernut flour
- 1/4 cup coconut flour
- 1/4 cup coconut sugar OR Lakanto sugar – Use coconut sugar if you’re following AIP as Lakanto sugar is not AIP elimination stage friendly!*
- 3 tbsp gelatin
- Preheat oven to 350F.
- Line a baking pan with parchment paper and set aside.
- In a large mixing bowl, whisk together all dry ingredients.
- Then add coconut oil, vanilla, and coconut milk and mix to combine, consistency should be like wet sand.
- Scoop by tbsp, you may need to give it a little squeeze and form the cookie in your hand to get them to stick together. Then place on the parchment lined baking pan.
- Bake in the middle of the preheated oven for 15 minuted or until edges are slightly browned.
- Allow to cool completelym otherwise they will fall apart!
Store at room temperature or in the refrigerator. Most of my aip cookies I prefer cold and stored in the fridge. However, these ones I prefer to leave them out at room temperature. They are good either way though!