Gluten Free Hazelnut Sugar Cookies

The holiday season is here and my sweet tooth is tingling in need of something sweet!

Personally, the end of the year seems to be the hardest for me to stay on track and away from the sweets! I’ve tried completely avoiding them at all costs and was miserable and I have done the whole binging on sweets,  tomorrow is a whole new day thing and was also completely miserable. I can’t seem to win!

Then it occurred to me. Why can’t there be in-betweens? Why does everything have to be all or nothing? Yes, I am doing my best to living a healthy and clean life but at the same, we only have one life and I have to go for it with everything I got!

So here it is! I have a recipe that gets rid of those sweet cravings AND keeps you on your clean eating streak!

Gluten Free Hazelnut Sugar Cookies! YUMMY!

Check it out!

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Gluten Free Hazelnut Sugar Cookies


· 1 cup hazelnuts (1.5 cup ground)

· 2 tablespoons gluten-free oat flour
· 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
· 2 tablespoons cane sugar
· 1 tablespoon honey
· 3 tablespoons pure maple syrup

· 2 tablespoons coconut oil (measured solid)
· 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
· 2 tablespoons cane sugar for topping


Grind the nuts into a fine flour. In a large bowl combine the first four ingredients.

Gluten Free Hazelnut Sugar Cookies

In a smaller bowl, melt the coconut oil and combine the liquid ingredients.

Gluten Free Hazelnut Sugar Cookies

Pour wet into dry and mix until combined.

Gluten Free Hazelnut Sugar Cookies

Lay a piece of saran wrap on the counter and place dough into the center. Wrap into a ball and place in the fridge for 30-60 minutes to firm up.

Gluten Free Hazelnut Sugar Cookies

Preheat the oven to 325 degrees.

Remove the ball from the fridge and saran wrap. Lay the dough between two sheets of parchment paper and roll until 1/8-1/4 inch thick. Using cookie cutters, cut the dough into shapes and use a silicone spatula to lay the cookies onto a baking pan with parchment paper.

Gluten Free Hazelnut Sugar Cookies

The shapes are delicate so move slowly!

Sprinkle the cane sugar on top of the cookies and bake for 13-14 minutes.

Gluten Free Hazelnut Sugar Cookies

The cookies won’t look done. Remove them from the oven and let sit on the baking pan for thirty minutes before removing. This gives them time to firm up.

Gluten Free Hazelnut Sugar Cookies

Store in the fridge.

Makes 10 cookies depending on molds.

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