Free and Friendly Foods Paleo Star Cookies

Paleo Patriotic Star Cookies

More than anything, I was so tickled by these because I was able to make something for 4th of July for Paleo eaters, and for Kid Three who can’t have too much sugar. The kids also preferred to have the no-coconut cookies. If you can’t have coconut, make sure you scroll down quite a bit (about half way though the pics) and there’s a no-coconut recipe.

Allergy Status: Gluten/Wheat Free, Dairy Free, Egg Free, Soy Free, Peanut Free, Yeast Free, Cane/Refined Sugar Free, Corn Free, Diabetic Friendly, Vegan Friendly, Paleo Friendly, GAPs Friendly

Cookie Dough
3 TBSP Organic Coconut Oil
4.5 TBSP Organic Maple Butter
1/2 tsp Organic Raw Ground Vanilla
1 tsp Organic Vanilla Extract
1/2 tsp Sea Salt
1 1/3 cup Almond Flour

For strict Paleo and GAPs, use homemade vanilla extract, or use extra ground vanilla.

Using a stand mixer with a paddle attachment, combine the coconut oil and maple butter. Add in everything else, except for the almond flour, and mix again. Once all of these are mixed well (don’t forget to scrape the edges and mix again), add in the almond flour. Mix until a dough forms.

Roll out your dough, and use a star cookie cutter to make shapes. For easy and clean rolling, I place down a large piece of parchment paper, then the dough, then another sheet of parchment on top. We use a rolling pin, but I will say, it’s a two person job, as the paper sandwich can slide around. If you’d prefer, roll it out the old fashioned way using a little extra flour to prevent sliding.

Once you have your dough rolled, cut the star shape. I like to give it a little wiggle to make sure it’s fully separated from the rest of the dough. You can combine your dough scrape and roll it out again to make more stars.

The kids and I used both a plastic cookie cutter star, and a large metal fondant cutter star. They both worked well. Tiny stars lose their shape, FYI.

Cover a large baking tray with parchment, and transfer your stars to it. Bake at 350 for 9 – 10 minutes. Allow the cookies to cool on the tray for 3 minutes before moving.

 

Strawberry Topping
10 ounces Organic Strawberries (If you’re using frozen like I did, let them thaw, but drain off the juice)
2 cups Organic Cashews
1 tsp Organic Raw Ground Vanilla
2 TBSP Organic Maple Sugar
Organic Blueberries for topping, optional
Combine the ingredients in your Vitamix or blender. Make sure it’s very smooth, and there’s no little nut pieces still floating around. Move some of the contents to a disposable decorator bag. I chose to go without a tip, and cut a small hole in the bag. If you want to get fancy, have a bag with a coupler and choose two tips – one for the border, and one for the center.

As the topping sits out, it will change colour, and that’s normal. It’s still ok to eat. They’re just not as vibrant. You can also experiment with using raspberries.

Free and Friendly Foods Paleo Star Cookies

It was quite a busy morning. The kids were more than happy to help since they got to have cookies fro breakfast.

 

Free and Friendly Foods Paleo Star Cookies

Ready to add the flour.

Free and Friendly Foods Paleo Star Cookies

A nice dough has formed.

Free and Friendly Foods Paleo Star Cookies

The tiny fondant star wasn’t an option. The medium one lost it’s shape the most when baked. The larger stars came out the best.

Free and Friendly Foods Paleo Star Cookies

 

Free and Friendly Foods Paleo Star Cookies

You can see I didn’t feel like making more stars, hence, the large circle.

 

Free and Friendly Foods Paleo Star Cookies

Free and Friendly Foods Paleo Star Cookies

Free and Friendly Foods Paleo Star Cookies

 

Can’t have coconut? Neither can I (or The Papa). I also can’t have the almond flour, but I hope you can. Here’s a no-coconut recipe.

4.5 TBSP Organic Maple Butter
1 tsp Organic Raw Ground Vanilla
1/4 tsp Sea Salt
2 1/3 cup Almond Flour
2 ounces Water

Bake at 350 for 11 minutes.

Note: The amount of water and flour are directly linked. If you want to make less (or have a sweeter kick) reduce the water and flour a bit.

Free and Friendly Foods Paleo Star Cookies

Mixing everything but the water and flour together.

 

Free and Friendly Foods Paleo Star Cookies

Ta – Da!!

 

 

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