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"Sugar Cookies"

This is a great go-to recipe for a stand-in for traditional sugar cookies. They are great for the holidays because they can be dropped on a baking dish or rolled out and cut with cookie cutters. They can also be frosted with a Maximized Living approved frosting. You won’t be disappointed!
Advanced & Core Plan Approved
Cook Time 25 mins
Servings 24 cookies


For Cookies

  • cups almond flour (or cashew flour for buttery taste)
  • 1 egg, free range organic
  • ¼ cup erythritol (eg. Swerve) [or ¼ tsp of liquid stevia] Add to taste!
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • ¼ tsp sea salt
  • 2 tsp coconut oil (or melted, grass-fed butter)

For Frosting

  • 1 bar organic cream cheese (8 oz)
  • ¼ cup erythritol (like Swerve)
  • 3-5 drops liquid stevia
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp butter (DO NOT MELT)

For Chocolate:

  • 1-2 tsps cocoa powder into frosting

For Strawberry:

  • 5-6 organic strawberries, smashed into frosting



  • Preheat oven to 350° F (unless using cookie cutters, then wait until after chilling dough.
  • Mix all dry ingredients from cookies in a large bowl: almond flour, erythritol, baking soda, sea salt.
  • Add all wet cookie ingredients to a seperate bowl, and whisk: egg, vanilla and coconut oil.
  • Mix wet cookie ingredients into dry ingredients until combined well.
  • NOTE:  Chill for about an hour before rolling out if you want to use cookie cutters. (Roll out on parchment paper- TRICK:  put a slightly damp paper towel under the parchment paper to keep if from sliding around on you.  You may need to dust with extra almond flour to keep from sticking).
  • Depending on how big you want them, take the batter and form it a bit in your hand and place on a parchment lined baking sheet or silicone baking mat.
  • Bake cookies at 350° F for 10 minutes or until golden brown.


  • Let cream cheese and butter come to room temperature in a bowl.
  • Add remaining ingredients and beat with a hand mixer until blended and smooth.
  • Apply frosting to COOLED cookies for best results.